Asheboro’s Aldi cleared after penalties

ASHEBORO — The Aldi store in Asheboro passed reinspection after paying nearly $4,500 in penalties for excessive price-scanner errors.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division reported last week that the store at 1318 Dixie Dr. had a 0 percent error rate in March’s visit.

In December, an initial inspection found an error rate of 6 percent based on three overcharges in a 50-item lot. A follow-up in January showed a 3 percent error rate.

The store paid $4,470 in penalties, according to the NCDACS.

Also, the Dollar General on South Main Street in High Point was listed on the Randolph County report. That store failed inspections in August, September and November and was assessed $7,655 in penalties. The store passes in March with a 2 percent error rate.       

The NCDACS conducts periodic, unannounced inspections of price-scanner systems in businesses to check for accuracy between the prices advertised and the prices that ring up at the register. If a store has more than a 2-percent error rate on overcharges, inspectors discuss the findings with the store manager and conduct a more intensive follow-up inspection later. Undercharges are also reported but do not count against a store.

Penalties are assessed if a store fails a follow-up inspection. In addition to the penalties paid, the store will be subject to reinspection every 60 days from the last inspection until it meets the 2-percent-or-less error rate.

By Randolph Record