Walmart Agrees to Pay $1.64 Million Settlement for Unlawful Pricing Practices in New Jersey

Walmart has agreed to pay $1.64 million to resolve allegations of unlawful unit pricing practices at its 64 retail stores throughout New Jersey. The settlement includes a $1.61 million civil penalty, the largest ever obtained by the Division’s Office of Weights and Measures.

The allegations, which violated New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and Unit Pricing Disclosure Act, included using inaccurate unit pricing for various grocery products, making it difficult for consumers to compare prices among similar products packaged in different sizes or quantities.

During inspections in 2023, over 2,000 instances of incorrect unit pricing were found, including using different units of measurement within the same category of merchandise. This is the second time in less than a year that a chain retailer has agreed to pay a seven-figure settlement to resolve allegations of chronic, widespread pricing violations.

In addition to the civil penalty, the settlement requires Walmart to make changes to its business practices, including training employees on New Jersey’s unit pricing laws, conducting internal audits, and submitting corrective action plans to the Division.

Consumers who believe a business is in violation of New Jersey’s consumer protection or pricing laws can file an online complaint or call 1-800-242-5846 to receive a complaint form by mail.

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  1. Can’t wait for them to hit Target hard. They play games with their consumers too. (Besides for their disgusting messaging that they promote in their clothing sections)

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