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Competition Bureau says Hudson’s Bay misled consumers on mattress prices

  • February 22, 2017

The Competition Bureau is alleging that Hudson’s Bay Company used false cost claims and other strategy to trick consumers about sales of mattresses and box springs.

An review “found that HBC has intent in false offered practices by charity nap sets during grossly arrogant unchanging prices and afterwards promotion low discounts on these prices suggesting poignant deals to consumers,” according to a Wednesday press recover from a sovereign regulatory body.

The Competition Bureau also says Hudson’s Bay misled consumers into desiring they were removing deals on inventory-clearance sales of mattresses and foundations, when in fact those nap sets were being systematic new.

The Bureau alleges HBC has been intent in a false practices “throughout Canada, given during slightest Mar 2013.”

The Bay ‘to energetically oppose’ application

“We take correspondence with all laws and regulations really seriously, and we trust a mattress pricing routine is fair, rival and in line with attention standards and a Competition Act,” HBC orator Tiffany Bourre said in an emailed statement. “We remonstrate with a Competition Bureau’s position and will energetically conflict a focus to a Competition Tribunal.”

In a application, a Competition Bureau is “seeking an finish to what it considers to be false offered practices, and a remuneration of an executive financial chastisement by HBC.”

Canada’s Competition Act forbids retailers from dubious a open about a “ordinary offered price” of a product, and sets out despotic discipline for last a offered cost from that discounts can be calculated. The act also sets out standards for promotion products with a singular supply.

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