From the NY Post:
New Yorkers are getting short-changed by supermarkets, delis, drugstores and gas stations that illegally inflate weights and measures, charge higher-than-marked prices and slap the sales tax on nontaxable items.
City inspectors issued 2,976 violations so far this year to retailers who soak their customers -- a 58 percent increase over last year's 1,882 tickets.
Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 17, virtually every grocery chain in the city was slapped with "weights and measures" violations, which carry fines up to $600 for the first offense and $1,200 for each additional offense.
The list includes Fairway, Gristedes, Associated, D'Agostino's, Pathmark, Key Food, Food Emporium, Met Food, Stop & Shop, Waldbaum's, Foodtown, C-Town, Pioneer and Western Beef.