September 29, 2023


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Safeway, Albertsons comply with $107M in meat lawsuit

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You’ve got heard of the expression “there may be plenty of meat left on that bone.” For Safeway and Albertsons shops in Oregon the meat had some huge cash left on these kilos.

Safeway and Albertsons just lately agreed to pay a $107 million settlement for a buy-one, get-one-free promotion which allegedly tricked customers into pondering they had been getting a deal.

The lawsuit was submitted by a pair of consumers and stated, “They’re paying extra per pound than recurrently priced meat, and they’re shopping for extra meat with a purpose to acquire the illusory ‘free’ product.”

The lawsuit, which was filed again in 2016, went on to listing an instance: boneless pork chops had been usually $4.49 a pound, however below the buy-one, get-one-free promotion they had been listed at $12.99 a pound.  

Safeway and Albertsons haven’t admitted to any wrongdoing, however as an alternative agreed on the settlement that may solely be utilized to these prospects who purchased meat at Oregon Albertsons and Safeway shops utilizing the Safeway Membership Card at Safeway shops and coupons at Albertsons grocery shops. Class members can obtain an equal share, estimated to be about $200, of the web settlement fund.

The ultimate approval listening to for the Safeway settlement is schedule for July 10.

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