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Selling food items by weight

Comment 9th July 2010

My idea is that shops and market traders should be allowed to sell their food, fruit and veg items by imperial, or metric weights, whichever they wish.  In other words, they whoud be free to sell any kinds of produce, either prepacked of not, in pounds and ounces, rather than be required to only use grams and kilograms.

Why does this matter?

Many people, particularly the elderly, only think of weights in lbs an ozs.  Also, when I have talked to the shopkeepers on this subject, they tell me that the vast majority of their customers, the young as well as the old, ask for whatever they are buying, in imperial weights.

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