Recently, pictures were posted on the Internet. A high-end supermarket in Shanghai sells one cabbage for 78 yuan and a new potato for 36.8 yuan.
On March 26, the Shanghai Market Supervision Bureau issued a notice that the Shanghai Market Supervision Bureau quickly launched an investigation on the same day that the Shanghai Takashimaya Department Store Co., Ltd. was suspected of unfair price behavior as reflected in the public opinion on March 24.
After investigation, since September 2020, Wang Mou signed a joint sales contract with Takashimaya Department Store in the name of Shanghai Nongkang Vegetable Professional Cooperative and set up “Xujing Nongkang” in the “Mercato Fresco Fresh Market” operated by Takashimaya Department Store, selling vegetables and other products.
After sorting and packaging ordinary vegetables purchased from farmers’ markets and fresh food stores, Wang would publicize “a large farm near you, 25 minutes drive from here” “☆ self-produced and self-sold☆ family farm☆ Picking experience☆Cultivation activities☆Home delivery” and “Nongkang self-produced direct-sale vegetables”, at the same time, the “Xujing Nongkang” and “picture” logos are used on the packaging of some vegetables and other products, and they are sold at high prices with the positioning of high-quality products. Takashimaya Department Store has not reviewed the above.
In addition, since February 14, 2022, Takashimaya Department Store has successively sold the Feili Bairui extra-primary olive oil, Ogawa Inaniwa handmade plain noodles, Eight products, including North Shore F frozen lobster-flavored fish balls and Horie Inaniwa handmade udon noodles. The so-called “original price” marked on the on-site price tag is fictitious.
The relevant actions of Wang and Takashimaya Department Store are suspected of violating the relevant provisions of the “Price Law of the People’s Republic of China”, which constitutes an illegal act of price gouging. On March 26, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Market Supervision issued a notice of administrative penalty hearing in accordance with relevant laws and regulations and imposed a maximum penalty of 100,000 yuan on Wang and 500,000 yuan on Takashimaya Department Store.