The grocery chain known to some of us as "Whole Paycheck" must fork over $800K in fees and penalties for overcharging customers in California. An investigation revealed that the retailer overcharged customers.
Specifically, the Los Angeles City Attorney claims the problems included:
• Failing to deduct the weight of containers when ringing up charges for
self-serve foods at the salad bar and hot bar;
• Giving less weight than the amount stated on the label, for packaged
items sold by the pound; and
• Selling items by the piece, instead of by the pound as required by law
(such as kebabs and other prepared deli foods).
City attorneys in Santa Monica, LA and San Diego brought the case against Whole Foods, which has agreed to allow "state coordinators" to ensure price accuracy, and perform random audits at 74 California Whole Foods locations.
"Based on a review of our own records and a sampling of inspection reports... our pricing on weighed and measured items was accurate 98% of the time," the company said in Tuesday. "We will continue to refine and implement additional processes to minimize such errors going forward."
The court injunction stays in place for 5 years, and affects all of the store's 74 California locations.
More: LA Times, CBS News.
Here is the LA City Attorney's press release.
At The Malware Musuem you can enjoy the experience of DOS-era viruses, trojans and other digital beasties without any of the risk. Many of them manifested as wild graphical tricks and other spectacular coding feats, distracting you as they formatted hard drives or corrupted files. The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually […]
Neglected public payphones in New York City are being turned into “GuyFi” stations: a place where one can rub one out for the sake of “stress relief.” Annalee Newitz reports on the wank booths from a company named “Hot Octopus”… The company reported that at least 100 men used the booth on its opening day […]
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
If you’ve been blessed enough to avoid them yourself, you’ve definitely heard the horror stories. Late night, crushing out a ton of work, writing, coding, anything, then boom – your computer crashes. The battery blows, you spill water or coffee all over the place, or it just shuts down with no explanation, and you’re screwed. […]
You travel around a lot. It might be that jet set life from New York to LA to London to Tokyo, or it might be back and forth from the coffee shop to the office, or from the kitchen to the couch. Any which way, you’re mobile and that’s the way to live. When you […]
It’s 2016 and we like our technology really small. Our phones fit in our pockets, our remotes are lighter than ever, and even our cars seem to be shrinking. So your new drone shouldn’t be an exception. This Axis VIDIUS Drone is 21% off right now and it’s so little, your biggest problem won’t be […]