This weekend’s Bottom Line column:
Leo Barrieau probably didn’t realize the power of the consumer when he complained to The Bottom Line in April about improper unit pricing at two retail stores in West Hartford.
The state Department of Consumer Protection, after being contacted by TBL, inspected Wal-mart and BJ’s Wholesale Club, finding violations at both. State law requires all qualifying retailers that sell a consumer commodity to post the unit price and total price of that commodity.
A report by DCP inspector Frank Journalist listed violations at the Bishops Corner Wal-mart for improperly labeled paper products and laundry detergent. The store was cited for marking toilet paper and paper towels as “per each” instead of per 50 or 100 count and for listing some laundry detergents as “per each.”