Online grocery purchasers file class action against Safeway.com

Posted on: June 21st, 2011 by Steve Larson
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Safeway, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entitled Michael Rodman v. Safeway, Inc., Case No. C11-03003). The complaint alleges that Safeway advertises that the prices for its groceries sold on-line through Safeway.com are the same as in the store.  The complaint alleges that Safeway states that the only difference is to be a nominal delivery charge.  However, the complaint alleges that Safeway has a “scaled system” that ads 10 cents for every dollar of purchase price for a product.

The complaint alleges the markup is a breach of contract and a violation of consumer protection laws. The Safeway.com class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of a putative class consisting of all persons in the United States who purchased groceries from Safeway.com.  To learn more about the class action read the complaint.