Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Whole Foods = Whole-Scale Ripoff

[New York City] has launched a probe of Whole Foods Markets after investigators nabbed the upscale food purveyor for routinely overcharging customers on groceries during dozens of inspections dating back to at least 2010, the Daily News has learned.

The most recent spate of violations came during a sting operation the Department of Consumer Affairs conducted in the fall that specifically checked the accuracy of the weight marked on pre-packaged products.

Inspectors weighed 80 different types of items at Whole Foods’ eight locations in the city that were open at the time. They found every label was inaccurate, with many overcharging consumers, agency spokeswoman Abby Lootens told The News.
One per store is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Every item checked overweight is deliberate.

What the fuck, guys? It's not bad enough that your prices are outrageous, but you also overcharge on top of that?


D. said...

This news may have shocked my sibling, who has reasons to go totally organic and is only finding out about "Whole Paycheck" this morning.

There's a reason I only buy loose mushrooms there.

The New York Crank said...

If the weights charged for aren't the real weights, it kinda makes you wonder if the organic food they're selling is actually organic, or just some insecticide-coated crap from Guatamala, with an "organic" label slapped on it.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The founder and CEO is a Libertarian crank, your regulations are nothing to this Randian superman.

BadTux said...

I wouldn't shop in Whole Paycheck if you paid me to. If I want good quality food, the local farmer's market is way cheaper and just as convenient, and there's plenty of other grocers around here that have pretty much the same stuff as Whole Paycheck. As for the CEO of Whole Paycheck, yeah, he's a right wing tool alright. Same idiot who said he'd fire people if Obamacare became law because, well, because. Turned out his beancounters found out it was cheaper to convert part-time people to full time than it was to cut their hours and add additional part-time people. So they ended up converting more people to full time employees in order to save money. An idiot would have known that hiring more part-timers and processing their payroll is expensive. But an idiot doesn't run Whole Foods. John Mackey does.