By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense (IDEC) found differing shelf and checkout prices in five supermarkets in Brazil during a recent study. One item studied showed a 31 percent increase in price at the register compared to its stated shelf price.
To conduct the study the IDEC visited five supermarket chains: Extra, Pão de Açúcar, Sonda, Carrefour and Walmart. Two separate stores from each chain were visited in . . .