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Whole Foods Will Pay $500,000 to End New York Pricing Investigation

Whole Foods agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations of overcharging.
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Whole Foods Market Inc. agreed to pay $500,000 to settle an investigation that it overcharged customers for prepackaged food in New York City, resolving a spat that had hurt efforts to shed its “Whole Paycheck” image.

The company said that there was no evidence of “systematic or intentional misconduct” but agreed to pay the fine to “put this issue behind us,” according to a statement on its website.