Polish consumer watchdog fines grocery chain over prices

A Polish consumer watchdog has slapped a fine of PLN 115 million (EUR 26m, USD 31m) on the owner of popular grocery chain Biedronka after shoppers complained that prices at the till were higher than those displayed on shelves.

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Consumers also complained that the prices of some items on sale were not marked, according to Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

The watchdog launched a probe and concluded that such practices had been taking place at least 2016, state news agency PAP reported.

Biedronka, owned by Portuguese group Jeronimo Martins, said it would appeal against the fine.

(pk)

Source: PAP

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