FTC STUDY: SUPERMARKETSCANNING IS MOST PRECISE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Federal Trade Commission study issued last week said price scanning at supermarkets showed fewer errors than at other types of retailers.For supermarket operators, the FTC study counters a widely held perception among consumers that supermarket scanning is inaccurate, resulting in frequent overcharges.According to the study, supermarkets err 3.47% of the time when ringing up

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Federal Trade Commission study issued last week said price scanning at supermarkets showed fewer errors than at other types of retailers.

For supermarket operators, the FTC study counters a widely held perception among consumers that supermarket scanning is inaccurate, resulting in frequent overcharges.

According to the study, supermarkets err 3.47% of the time when ringing up purchases. Of those mistakes, 1.92% are overcharges and 1.55% are undercharges.

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