Bah Humbug! Aldi sues Tesco over price comparisons on bag of Christmas mints

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 06:38 -- Editor

Eire: Tesco Ireland has agreed to pay the German supermarket chain Aldi 150,000 euro (£120,000) in damages for unfair price comparisons in its advertising.

Aldi had claimed that Tesco's in-store campaign involved inaccurate and unfair comparisons between products sold by the two supermarket chains.

Tesco had allegedly failed to compare like with like, had not stated the correct sale price of relevant Aldi products and had failed to compare the relevant quantities.

As an example, Aldi produced a bag of mint humbugs.

It claimed that Tesco had compared prices between the two stores stating the weight of both bags was 250g, when the Tesco bag weighed only 200g.

There were further discrepancies involving wine, bread and meat products.

Aldi showed it does NOT believe Christmas is humbug by donating the money to St. Vincent de Paul.