The Pick 'n Save grocery store in Door County passed with flying colors, but Roundy's Supermarkets Inc. of Milwaukee agreed to pay a civil forfeiture settlement of $43,022.50 for alleged violations of price scanner inaccuracies and signage issues in other stores throughout Wisconsin.
Last week the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced results of a statewide inspection of the price scanning practices at 43 Roundy's retail stores (including Pick 'n Save, Copps Food Center and Mega Marts LLC locations) over two days in October 2012.
The Pick 'n Save store at 1847 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay did undergo a random price check of 50 items in October, but all 50 items were correctly priced, according to Jerad Albracht, communications specialist with DATCP. Because the Sturgeon Bay store had no inaccurate prices the first time through, Albracht said DATCP weights and measures inspectors did not need to return to the store for a second inspection the next day.
However, stores in other locations did have some inaccuracies or lacked proper signs, including the Copps Food Center in Green Bay, to let customers know they were entitled to a refund when they were not charged the lowest advertised price.
As part of the civil forfeiture agreement, Roundy's did not admit to violating any Wisconsin laws.
The weights and measures team routinely inspects retailers throughout the state to ensure accurate pricing. For more weights and measures information or to file a consumer complaint, visit the Bureau of Consumer Protection on the web at http://datcp.wisconsin.gov or phone (800) 422-7128.