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• In the UK, the Telegraph reports, Tesco is being criticized for tiered pricing - charging five percent less for some 800 products carried in its Scotland stores than it is charging for those products elsewhere in Britain. Tesco says that the different pricing was a technical error, but critics say that Tesco was conducting a secret test of zone pricing that is frowned upon - but not banned - by the UK Competition Commission, which says that tiered pricing can put independent retailers at a competitive disadvantage.
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