Whole Foods’ Sales in a Slump Following Overcharging Scandal

July 30, 2015

The NYC-area scandal seems to be having widespread effects.

Previously shady practices are coming back to haunt bourgeois grocer Whole Foods Market: Inc. reports the chain is feeling the effects of last month’s scandalous news that NYC-area stores were making a habit of overcharging customers. Whole Foods said yesterday that “sales growth slowed sharply at established locations in the last two weeks of the quarter ending July 5.”

Devotees of the already-pricey store were understandably put off when it was revealed that its NYC stores were mislabeling weights on packaged foods, overcharging at scanning stations, and sometimes taxing items…