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SUPPORT PLEDGED FOR PRICING OF INDIVIDUAL GROCERY ITEMS

An Erie County Legislator and local NYPRIRG representatives today pledged support for individual pricing of grocery store items.

West Seneca Democrat G. Stephen Pigeon joined with New York Public Interest Research Group officials in downtown Buffalo today to call for passage of a state Senate bill regarding price labeling. Pigeon said individual pricing is better for consumers. "You can pick up and item and know immediately what it costs. You can compare the price to a similar item and you'll know if you're being charged correctly at the cash register," Pigeon said. He said a recent survey of 145 grocery stores in Erie County found 2.7 percent of items over-priced.

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