Auchan Hungary faces fines over watermelon row
Auchan Magyarország, the Hungarian unit of French international retail group Auchan, could face a fine of tens of millions of forints for selling watermelons below their purchase price.
Auchan was buying watermelons for Ft 65 (€0.28) per kilo and selling them for Ft 49 per kilo, according to MgSzH, which will calculate Auchan's fine at double the difference between the purchase price and sale price.
Agriculture Ministry state secretary Zoltán Gőgös noted that a Hungarian agriculture law passed in 2003 prohibits the sales of agricultural products at under the purchase price. (MTI – Econews)
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