Mich. retail stores no longer need price tags

For the first time in decades, price tags no longer are required on most retail items in Michigan stores. A law repealing the price-tag requirement took effect today. Gov. Rick Snyder had urged the Legislature to get rid of tags, saying they were unnecessary and discouraged new business. Jeanne Norcross, the vice president of corporate affairs for D&W/Spartan Stores, said their company has been working on the transition since the law was approved by the state Legislature in March.
Kyle Moroney
Sep 1, 2011


“We’ve been developing a plan that would fulfill the requirements of the law and satisfy our customers,” she said this morning.

Tom Scott of the Michigan Retailers Association told the Detroit Free Press that some stores still can choose to keep price tags. The new law requires that prices be displayed close to the item. 

Instead of tagging each piece of store inventory, D&W/Spartan product prices will now be seen on price signs or tags at or near the product — “just as the law requires,” Norcross said.

The 97 D&W/Spartan-owned stores — including one in Grand Haven — still have tags on most of its products, but will be “transitioned” out as products are sold.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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