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Kroger, Other Retailers Support Repeal Of Item-Pricing Law

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(Lansing-WWJ) Many retailers are lining up behind Governor Rick Snyder’s call to repeal Michigan’s item-pricing law.

Kroger, Rite-Aid, Walgreen and Spartan are among grocery and drug store chains to submit papers to the state House Commerce Committee in support of proposed legislation to eliminate the 35 year-old law, which requires price tags to be placed on nearly every item sold in stores.

Retail trade groups say the law results in higher prices for many items. Unions, including the United Auto Workers, Michigan AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers, support item-pricing and say eliminating it will result in fewer jobs in the retail industry.

Governor Snyder called for repeal of the law during his recent State of the State address, saying new technology makes it obsolete. There’s no indication when lawmakers might act on repealing the law.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press Contributed To This Story)

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