Competition body highlights ‘misleading’ supermarket pricing tactics

first_imgSupermarket pricing has been deemed potentially confusing by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) following a formal complaint by consumer rights campaigner Which?.The CMA stated it had found evidence that some supermarket pricing practices had the potential to mislead and to confuse consumers, but this was not a widespread occurrence. It said it would take further action with businesses where this was the case.Despite evidence of misleading pricing, it said retailers are generally taking compliance seriously and had a ‘good awareness’ of consumer law.In its so-called super-complaint, Which? said that it had found hundreds of examples of “misleading and confusing pricing tactics”.Key concerns aired by the CMA were that ‘was/now’ promotions were in some cases breaking consumer law, as the ‘now’ price had exceeded the time of the ‘was’ price, and that unit pricing, where product price is labelled per gramme or litre, was sometimes not clear.As part of its investigation, the CMA examined the pricing on 150,000 products. Of those, it said that 800 had potentially misleading prices. It said it would now be talking to businesses in more detail about the problems, and issuing fines where necessary.Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said: “The CMA’s report confirms what our research over many years has repeatedly highlighted: there are hundreds of misleading offers on the shelves every day that do not comply with the rules. This puts supermarkets on notice to clean up their pricing practices or face legal action.“Given the findings, we now expect to see urgent enforcement action from the CMA. The government must also quickly strengthen the rules so that retailers have no more excuses.“As a result of our super-complaint, if all the changes are implemented widely, this will be good for consumers, competition and, ultimately, the economy.”The Which? initial super-complaint said it had identified a range of pricing tactics in supermarkets, such as multi-buys, smaller products and exaggerated discounts, which it claimed confused consumers and left them out of pocket.last_img read more

Seminal Hip Hop Duo Eric B. And Rakim To Reunite In 2017

first_imgIt’s official. You heard it here first.— Eric B and Rakim™ (@EricBandRakim) October 20, 2016Needless to say, this news is extremely exciting. Eric B’s beats were ahead of his time in the late 80’s, and Rakim’s skills on the mic are still unparalleled. The combination of these two artists should give any true hip hop fan goosebumps. With the pair planning this world tour, here’s to hoping all true fans have an opportunity to catch this exciting reunion.We’ll keep an eye out for tour dates when they are announced. In the meantime, refresh your memories with these classic songs by Eric B & Rakim. First watch the music video for “Paid In Full”, “Follow The Leader”, “Microphone Fiend”, and “Don’t Sweat The Technique”.“Paid In Full”“Follow The Leader”“Follow The Leader” “Don’t Sweat The Technique” Eric B. & Rakim are reuniting for a world tour….I must be dreaming, because this can’t be real, can it?According to Rakim’s social media page, this is as real as it gets! The seminal hip hop duo, who broke up shortly after the release of their classic 1992 album Don’t Sweat The Technique, will get the band back together for a world tour in 2017. Rakim’s social media pages have been lighting up with teases of a reunion for a few days now, and today his Facebook page dropped this video confirming the rumors.The group even went out of their way to start a new Twitter account (@EricBandRakim) and have been posting not-so-secret details about their return.Where do we jump off this new tour?— Eric B and Rakim™ (@EricBandRakim) October 22, 2016last_img read more

Ryan Fraser tells friends he wants Tottenham move despite interest from Arsenal

first_imgRYAN FRASER has reportedly told friends he would be keen on joining Tottenham on a free transfer this summer.Arsenal were believed to be in pole position to lure the winger away from Bournemouth at the end of the season.1 Ryan Fraser looks set to leave Bournemouth in the summerCredit: ReutersBut Football Insider claim the 26-year-old would snub the Gunners in favour of their North London rivals.Fraser has told his pals that teaming up with Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side is an opportunity that interests him.He wants to play Champions League football, or join a team that he believes has the desire to do so.The Scottish star will be a free agent when his contract with the Cherries expires in the summer.He has been with the club since he joined from Aberdeen in 2013, but he’s struggled for form of late.Fraser scored just one goal and made four assists for Eddie Howe’s side before the season was suspended.But he’s failed to reach the same heights as last season when he scored seven times and made 15 assists.It is reported that Spurs are set to step up their interest in the 26-year-old in the summer.LATEST SPORT NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossTottenham have also joined Manchester United in the race for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.But Mourinho’s men look likely to lose Tanguy Ndombele as the LaLiga giants have offered them one of three stars in a swap deal for him.And Jan Vertonghen has claimed the coronavirus pandemic has made him “more coveted” ahead of his departure.Tottenham ask sacked Pochettino to take pay cut on severance package due to coronavirus shutdownlast_img read more