Overcharge

Way back when, Whole Foods was one lonely store in 1980, and also home sweet home to owners John Mackey and Rene Lawson. They even used the dishwasher as a shower. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whole Foods Accused Of Overcharging For Packaged Food By As Much As $14

Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City’s consumer chief said Wednesday.

06/25/2015

A Whole Foods market in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whole Foods Penalized $800,000 For Overcharging California Customers

Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California.

06/24/2014

A Safeway store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Safeway Stores May Be More Likely To Overcharge

After CBS 5’s recent undercover investigation into overcharges at Safeway-operated stores, ConsumerWatch found the stores are even more likely to overcharge than the average California retailer.

12/19/2012

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Wal-Mart To Pay $2.1M Penalty For California Overcharging

Wal-Mart has agreed to pay a penalty of $2.1 million for charging California costumers at prices higher than those posted, in violation of a 2008 judgment ordering the retail chain to stop.

03/21/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Overheated PG&E SmartMeters Overcharging Customers

Some Pacific Gas and Electric Co. SmartMeters can overcharge customers when they become too hot.

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