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Company: Safeway Inc.
Current Parent CompanyAlbertsons Companies
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Penalty: $2,250,000
Year: 2014
Date: March 6, 2014
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: Safeway agreed to pay $2.25 million in settlement of allegations by the District Attorneys of Alameda, Marin, Fresno, Napa, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Ventura counties that it unlawfully charged consumers prices that were higher than its lowest advertised price, misrepresented the weight of Safeway-branded products, and made statements on in-store signage that conveyed the impression that certain produce was locally grown when in fact it had been sourced from outside California.
Level of Government: local
Action Type: agency action
Agency: California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: California
Facility County: multi-county
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Idaho
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: retail-supermarkets
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