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.
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
We just got the Sport model of the EPIKGO hoverboard at my office. Besides being terribly chic, it’s apparently bulletproof.
Ok, it’s not just solar powered. It’s also an anti-theft, waterproof marvel that keeps my phone’s power bar from ever getting into the red.Sure the idea seems obvious now – tuck a gigantic solar powered battery pack into an exposed slot and turn the wearer into a walking energy harvester. Simple maybe, but I didn’t […]
All the filters in the world won’t save your smartphone pics from a shaky hand. To really step up your mobile photography game, you’ll need some kind of mount to hold it steady. You could buy a smartphone attachment for a conventional camera tripod, but who wants to carry that kind of gear everywhere they […]
The forced transition from analog to digital TV signals was probably met with relative indifference from people with Netflix subscriptions and the “I don’t even own a TV” snoots. But anyone living in the vast swaths of the country that don’t have guaranteed high-speed internet, broadcast TV is a perfectly valid (and 100% free) way […]
When Apple revealed the new MacBook in 2016, one of the biggest issues raised with the notebook’s new design (aside from ire over the slew of new adapters you’d inevitably have to buy) was the removal of one of its most beloved proprietary features, the magnetic charging cable. Thankfully, third-party peripheral makers have taken up […]