I wish to nominate Woollies as the first cab off the rank for the Choice 2021 Shonky Awards.
Our local Woollies at Mt Sheridan continues to perpetuate their misleading and deceptive labelling of short dated products as “specials” instead of 'reduced to clear" so consumers will not be aware of the scam.
PS. Aploogies for the poor photo quality but the seafood display at Woollies always has condensation on the inside to the extent that some prioe signs are unreadable.
When I was at Woollies today, I was going to buy a couple more barramundi fillets but I asked the employee what the use by date was.
When she finally understood what I was asking, she checked the back of the price sign and said that they had to be used by today.
Still marked as “fresh” and “special” as per this week’s catalogue.
Most consumers would simply buy them to cook within 3 days not aware that they may not be safe to eat after the day of purchase.
The price sign was also in the wrong position so as to created further confusion.
At least Coles display short dated products in the deli with plain tellow and black signs without any deceptive and misleading wording, and the staff will almost invariably say that the products need to be used by tonight or tomorrow, as applicable.
PS. Apologies for the poor photo quality but the seafood display at Woollies always has condensation on the inside, and often the price signs are unreadable.