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In most supermarkets and shops in Europe I'm used to see price labels like this: SUpermarket price label

The only part I usually look at is the price per kg. I thought it was an EU standard, I'm pretty sure it's mandatory in some countries.

In Belgium I noticed that the price tags are extremely obscure, full of weird codes and values (e.g. in Carrefour). Why is that? Is there a way to defend oneself?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not about travel, but about general consumer knowledge. – Nate Eldredge Feb 4 '18 at 17:53
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    It would be really helpful if you added an example of a label that the question is about (i.e. without price/unit) instead of one that the question is not about. Normally the price per unit should be there: europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/unfair-treatment/… I would say that in general they do provide a price per unit. – Some wandering yeti Feb 4 '18 at 20:24