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ALDI fined on charge of false advertising

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Hungary's Competition Office (GVH) reported today that it fined the local unit of German-owned supermarket chain ALDI HUF 10 mln for what it deemed to be false advertising, Hungarian news agency MTI reported today.

GVH said it decided to fine ALDI as the chain advertised the sale of a certain type of Canon multifunctional printer for HUF 11,900 for several days in the fall of last year, even though the supplier was not able to deliver the product to Hungary. According to the office, ALDI knew that the printers would not arrive and the company failed to replace the printers with another, similar device.

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