325F.53 RETAIL MERCHANDISE; PRICE MARKING.
Subdivision 1. Requirements.
In any store primarily engaged in the sale of grocery products
at retail using an electronic or magnetic scanner to read the price of grocery products presented
for check-out, every canned, bottled, boxed or bagged item of merchandise sold or offered for sale
at retail shall have the selling price in arabic numerals clearly affixed to each item by a stamp,
tag, label or other conspicuous marking device when electronically or magnetically scanned for
check-out unless the price of the item is conspicuously displayed where the item is shelved and
the store provides a means by which the customer may mark individual items. If a grocery product
is canned, bottled, boxed or bagged, but sold in quantities of more than one in the containers in
which the product came from the manufacturer or distributor, the price may be marked on the
outer containers rather than on each individual item.
Subd. 2. Nonapplication.
Subdivision 1 does not apply to:
(a) food items intended to be consumed on or about the retail premises;
(b) grocery products sold by a store primarily engaged in the sale of grocery products at
retail which are under three cubic inches in size, weigh less than three ounces, and are priced
under 30 cents;
(c) grocery products sold by a store primarily engaged in the sale of grocery products offered
for a period of seven days or less on sale in good faith at a price below the price such merchandise
is usually sold for in the store, provided that the sale price is clearly indicated to the consumer by
conspicuous sign or otherwise, located at or near the point of sale of such merchandise;
(d) cigarettes, cigars, tobacco and tobacco products with a retail price of $1 or less;
(e) items actually sold through vending machines; and
(f) any type of grocery product sold by a store primarily engaged in the sale of grocery
products which is not marked in accordance with the uniform products code or any similar
marking system designed to be scanned by electronic or magnetic check-out equipment.
Subd. 3. Retailer exemptions.
In addition to the exemptions allowed in subdivision 2, a
retailer may choose to not individually price mark not more than 25 classes of items or individual
items which classes or items shall be set forth on a list posted in a conspicuous place in the retail
store, and may choose to not individually price mark not more than 25 additional classes of items
or individual items which are advertised or featured at a reduced price.
History: 1978 c 737 s 1