SeaWorld Edges Out Ticketmaster, Joins Walmart In Worst Company Quarterfinals!

SeaWorld Edges Out Ticketmaster, Joins Walmart In Worst Company Quarterfinals!

Round Two action continued today, with two Worst Company tournament newcomers each taking on established WCIA vets. In the end, one of those freshmen fighters was sent packing, while the other managed to eke out a victory against a company who has left such an indelible mark on the tournament’s history that it belongs in the WCIA Runner-Up Hall of Something That Rhymes With Fame But Means The Opposite. [More]

Facebook Gets The Thumbs-Up From Haters, Takes Final Spot In Worst Company Not-So-Sweet 16

Facebook Gets The Thumbs-Up From Haters, Takes Final Spot In Worst Company Not-So-Sweet 16

After more than a week of bloodshed, half of the contenders that dared to dip their toes into the Worst Company wading pool (stocked with laser-equipped piranha and some ill-tempered guppies) have been carried out in Consumerist-branded body bags. The 16 fighters that remain are bruised, but not broken, and one of them will soon be crowned with the coveted Golden Poo. [More]

Comcast, Abercrombie, Chase Victorious In First Day Of Worst Company Competition!

Comcast, Abercrombie, Chase Victorious In First Day Of Worst Company Competition!

The 2014 Worst Company In America competition got off to a big start today with readers turning out in droves to vote on the tournament’s first three match-ups that saw a former Golden Poo champ flexing its muscle, a tournament mainstay making its case for the WCIA title, and the year’s first upset. [More]

Have Fun Breaking Down This Year’s Worst Company In America Bracket

Have Fun Breaking Down This Year’s Worst Company In America Bracket

The above bracket will be updated at the end of each day of WCIA competition to reflect that day’s results.

After going through all of your nominations, then having y’all rank the contenders and eliminate the chaff from the wheat, we’re proud to present the first round match-ups for this year’s Worst Company in America tournament! [More]

Here Are Your Worst Company Contenders For 2014 — Help Us Seed The Brackets!

Here Are Your Worst Company Contenders For 2014 — Help Us Seed The Brackets!

After sorting through a mountain of nomination e-mails, we’ve whittled down the field of competitors for this year’s Worst Company In America tournament to 40 bad businesses. Here’s your chance to have your say on how these players will square off in the bracket, and which bubble teams will get left out in the cold. [More]

Abercrombie & Fitch Finally Realizes It Should Probably Offer Larger Sizes For Women

Abercrombie & Fitch Finally Realizes It Should Probably Offer Larger Sizes For Women

Well look at that, it only took Abercrombie & Fitch six full months to realize that not every woman can fit into a size 10 or below. Abercrombie’s apparent eureka moment has finally arrived, it seems, as the company says it’s going to work on expanding its sizing selections for women beyond its current limit of Large and size 10. Oh and it’s also going to sell shoes — but only up to size 8. I’m kidding! Totally kidding. But you never know. [More]


Abercrombie & Fitch Agrees To Let Employees Wear Headscarves As Part Of Settlement

After a judge said that Abercrombie & Fitch’s ban on head coverings — detailed in its controversial “Look Policy” for employees — violates workers’ rights, the company that courts the cool, skinny kids has agreed to tweak its dress code and allow store employees to wear headscarves. [More]


Judge: Abercrombie & Fitch Violated Civil Rights Of Former Worker By Banning Head Coverings

It isn’t just disabled customers or extra-large shoppers Abercrombie & Fitch has been accused of discriminating against — a judge says the clothing retailer’s Hollister brand was also in the wrong when a store fired a worker after she refused to remove her head covering, a hijab she wears for religious reasons. [More]


Are the highlights in your hair sunkissed and subtle with complementary shading? Then maybe you can work for Abercrombie & Fitch. But those of you with “chunks of contrasting color” can go work at a store that doesn’t think plus-size consumers are the “not-so-cool kids.” [via Buzzfeed, which has many other details from the Abercrombie employee handbook]


If Hospital Names Its ER After Abercrombie & Fitch, Will Patient Gowns Come In XL Sizes?

Ohio State University is reportedly gearing up to name its new emergency department after Abercrombie & Fitch, as a nod to the $10 million the Ohio-based company donated to the medical center in recent years. We can’t help but imagine half-clothed doctors with rippling muscles, and artfully ripped denim hospital gowns with a surfeit of cargo pockets (the better to carry your IV bag in?) — but not in XL or XXL sizes for women, natch. [More]

Not even gonna ask what size that shirt is, Mike.

Abercrombie & Fitch Shareholders Vote Against CEO’s XXL Pay Package

So Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike “Gary Busey Is My Spirit Animal” Jeffries doesn’t want to sell XL or XXL sizes for women? That’s fine. But his investors are also against extra large things, in the form of a shareholder vote against the company’s proposed extra large pay package it wanted to give Jeffries. [More]


Abercrombie & Fitch Meets With Teen Petitioner & Issues Another Mea Culpa

Abercrombie & Fitch’s top executive/Gary Busey doppelgänger Mike Jeffries lobbed a “Sorry (not sorry) you don’t like my comments about thin, cool people wearing our clothesnon-apology last week, and now the company is kinda sorta trying to take that mea culpa a bit further. Executives met with a group from the National Eating Disorder Association and members of America the Beautiful Teen Empowerment Series to discuss how it can be more diverse and said it regrets the offense it caused. [More]


Judge Says Abercrombie & Fitch’s Hollister Stores Don’t Treat Disabled Customers Right

Abercrombie & Fitch is in hot water again, once more over claims that the company isn’t treating everyone equally. A federal judge in Denver is mulling over an injunction against Hollister, which is part of the A&F family. Earlier the federal judge had ruled that almost 250 Hollister stores are unfriendly to the disabled, because entry doors aren’t all easily accessible. [More]

Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries looks more like Gary Busey than one of his models.

Abercrombie CEO Sorry That People Didn’t Like When He Said Plus-Size People Don’t Belong In His Clothes

A couple weeks back, the Internet found more reasons to hate Abercrombie & Fitch after people resurrected a 2006 interview in which CEO Mike Jeffries said his company deliberately avoids selling to the “not-so-cool kids,” which was his way of referring to people who aren’t skinny. Now Jeffries is apologizing, not for what he said, but really just because people are upset about it. [More]

Pick a size, any size! Just not over 10.

Why Doesn’t Abercrombie & Fitch Sell Larger Sizes For Women?

If you’re over 19 and have an aversion to blasting music and frayed-looking cargo pants and teeny tiny tank tops, you probably haven’t been in an Abercrombie & Fitch recently. But plenty of the younger set go there seeking just the right shirt, or a pair of jeans that will do the trick for the Big Game, whatever kids do these days. If those teens happen to be girls larger than a size L or 10, however, they’ll be out of luck. [More]

(Chris Blakeley)

Abercrombie Kids Can’t Count To Three, Exists Outside Of Reality

David has a problem with clothing vendor Abercrombie Kids. They don’t know how to count to three. This would be an issue for many kindergarteners, but is especially problematic for a retailer that offers three-day shipping. Well, maybe someone there knows how to count to three, or even past three. It’s pretty hard to run a business otherwise. The problem is that the shirt that he ordered eight days ago, paying for three-day shipping, still isn’t here. It’s been shipped, but still wasn’t on its way. The shipment had been picked up, but the shirt hadn’t been shipped. It’s interesting that Abercrombie can exist outside of all normal rules of reality like that, but David just wants his daughter’s blouse already. [More]

(Alan Rappa)

New Survey Shows Why Amazon Has Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Worried

Many bricks-and-mortar retailers claim Amazon has an unfair advantage because it is not — in most states — yet required to collect sales tax on purchases, or that Amazon can offer huge discounts because it doesn’t have the overhead associated with running a retail store. But a new survey shows that people might just like Amazon more than other retailers. [More]

Abercrombie & Fitch Is NOT Using The N-Word To Sell Pants

Abercrombie & Fitch Is NOT Using The N-Word To Sell Pants

The Internet is abuzz right now with screen grabs and links to a site that claims to be an outlet for Abercrombie & Fitch and which also describes a pair of pants as being “Ni**er Brown.” Of course, some people are already getting angry at A&F, which is no stranger to controversy, but they might have missed that this is obviously not a legitimate Abercrombie website. [More]