Auditor Keith honors popular local grocery store
Auditor Keith poses with Trotwood Foodtown employees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 8, 2017
Contact: Mike Brill
Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith visited Trotwood Foodtown on March 7 to present them with his 2017 Excellence in Scanning Award for their dedication to accurate pricing and their long-standing commitment to the Trotwood area.
Keith presents the Excellence in Scanning Award annually to a local business that demonstrates a commitment to accurate pricing. His inspectors perform price verifications each year at local retailers to confirm posted item prices match prices at the checkout.
Trotwood Foodtown received a perfect score on their check this past year, which should come as no surprise. Trotwood Foodtown has received a perfect result every year since the retailer’s inspections began in 2005, which is no small feat, according to Keith.
“In a grocery store with hundreds of items and prices that change weekly, it is incredible to see such a high standard of accuracy and quality service,” said Keith. “The peace-of-mind offered by Foodtown’s fair and accurate pricing goes a long way to creating repeat customers.”
Trotwood Foodtown has been serving the fresh grocery needs of Trotwood residents for nearly 40 years, since 1977. The store has 35 employees and offers a delivery service to local patrons. The Foodtown chain has three other locations in Drexel, Sidney and Tipp City.
The auditor’s weights and measures inspectors visited more than 500 retailers like Foodtown in 2016, where they price-checked more than 32,000 products. These inspectors uphold a number of consumer protection laws regarding measuring devices, testing and certifying more than 2000 scales and more than 7000 gas pumps last year.
Keith’s visit to Foodtown coincided with the National Weights and Measures Week, which recognizes the nation’s long history of weights and measures laws. These laws protect consumers and provide uniformity and accuracy in measurement standards. The annual holiday is celebrated during the first week of March each year in honor of John Adams signing the first weights and measures law into effect on March 2, 1799.