3,000 Fewer Items on Vermont Grocery Store Shelves

Taylor HillmanConsumer News, General, Industry News Release

Vermont Grocery
Vermont’s GMO labeling law went into effect last Friday and will change what grocery shoppers see in stores across the state.

WCAX-TV in Vermont reports that retailers across the state got word that some manufacturers would stop sending more than 3,000 products to the state. Some of the more easily recognized products include Pepsi Wild Cherry to whole wheat hot dog buns. Coca-cola was one of the first major manufacturers to announce they were pulling some products from the state. Some experts worry that fewer products will mean less competition and result in higher prices for shoppers in the state. However, retailers in Vermont are given a grace period to sell improperly labeled goods from store shelves before being fined.