Hey, Whole Foods Overcharged Only 2 Percent of the Time

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Whole Foods does a robust prepared-foods business,  charging generously per pound of food. The company has been slightly more robust in California, a result of overcharging customers, city attorneys for Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and San Diego said yesterday. The grocery chain must now pay $800,000 in penalties for pricing inaccuracy, with the court injunction covering all of California’s 74 stores.

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