ACT TO AVOID ITEM PRICING, RETAILERS URGED

CHICAGO -- Executives from Kroger and Wegmans sounded a rallying cry and urged retailers to take action to ensure that mandatory item pricing does not become the law of the land.Growing concern about pricing integrity by the media, consumer advocates and inspectors has put supermarkets under increased scrutiny, they said.Although only a handful of states currently require individual product pricing,

CHICAGO -- Executives from Kroger and Wegmans sounded a rallying cry and urged retailers to take action to ensure that mandatory item pricing does not become the law of the land.

Growing concern about pricing integrity by the media, consumer advocates and inspectors has put supermarkets under increased scrutiny, they said.

Although only a handful of states currently require individual product pricing, that number could start growing if retailers don't do a better job in polici

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