Just ahead of discount retailer Dollar General announcing the opening of its 19,000th location, Dollar General stores across Ohio temporarily shut down early on Jan. 27, an action the state’s attorney general said was taken to re-tag product prices amid ongoing issues with the retailer’s pricing.
The state began investigating Dollar General last year after Ohio Department of Agriculture auditors found that, in some stores, nearly 88% of items were more expensive at checkout than the prices listed on the shelf.
In early January, Ohio AG Dave Yost filed a temporary restraining order against Dollar General, seeking to compel the retailer to charge the same prices at the register as advertised on its shelves. That move followed a November lawsuit filed by Yost against the chain over alleged deceptive pricing practices.
“Ohio’s Dollar General stores are shutting down to re-tag…