29 grocery stores mark successful price audits

April 25, 2013

The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures is pleased with a recent audit. It showed grocery stores are doing a good job of making sure consumers get accurate prices on sale items. 

Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they checked 29 markets around the state and found a 99.7 percent compliance rate on nearly 1,300 items. He says making sure consumers receive fair prices is especially important during tough economic times.

"Virtually almost every single store passed with almost 100 percent. It's really unheard of and kudos to the grocery industry," Marquez said.

Marquez says this audit is one of the first he can remember where the department has not found violations or issued civil penalties.

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