AUCKLAND (NZ Punjabi News Service): A Kennedy's Foodcentre trading as Pak'n Save Māngere has been fined more than $70,000 for charging higher price at the till to what was displayed on the shelf in 2018.
The supermarket had earlier pleaded guilty to six charges of price discrepancies by making false or misleading representations about price.
On six dates in 2018, Pak'n Save Māngere was found to have charged a higher price at the till for products like sliced salmon, mushrooms and avocados. Sliced salmon was displayed at $8.99 but charged at $10.79 on four occasions Mushrooms were displayed at $4.99 but charged at $6.99 on two occasions. Avocados were displayed at three for $5 but charged at $1.99 each on one occasion.
The Commerce Commission had raised these discrepancies with the supermarket but the same was not rectified. The judge described the conduct as repeatedly careless.