Wal-Mart Warns its Suppliers Over Labeling
The world’s largest retailer has put suppliers on notice: Pay attention to the little things before they become big problems. Wal-Mart last week sent out a memo to hundreds of suppliers, from Kraft Heinz Co. to Nestlé SA, warning them to comply with labeling laws, emphasizing that the amount inside a package matches what's printed on the outside. The memo, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, is a direct response to some retailers, like Whole Foods Market, being accused of overcharging customers by overstating how much of a product they're selling, a person familiar with the matter said. It also comes as corporations and district attorneys are closely monitoring that suppliers are obeying all labeling and packaging rules, and are quick to file suit if they’re not.