LANSING (WWJ) – The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers is applauding Governor Rick Snyder for proposing to rid the state of, what they call, an antiquated item pricing law.

In his inaugural State of the State address, Governor Snyder said he wants to modify or even eliminate the Michigan 1970-vintage item pricing law — which requires every product to have a price tag.
WWJ spoke Thursday wuth AFPD President Aday Arabo who said the old law is not a benefit to consumers.

“In the grocery store, when you think of all the cans or corn, or whatever item you can think of — tagging every single item sometimes leads to inconsistancies from store to store,” Arabo said.

“Now with techonology, every store out there having scanners, and self-scanners, and policies that the majoity of supermarkets take into play saying we’re going to give you the lower price. Whatever’s scanned, if it’s on the price tag, in terms of the shelf price, or in the ad,” he said.

Arabo says they’ve been working on a repeal of item pricing laws for many years.

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