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unit pricing

the practice of marking on product packs not only the PRICE per pack but the price per common unit of weight or volume, for example price per 500 grammes or price per litre. Unit pricing is generally undertaken for products like groceries which can be offered in a number of pack sizes for a particular brand, or where different brands are offered in a variety of sizes, in order to give consumers more accurate comparative price information. See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT 1964.
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Minimum unit pricing is not a silver bullet, but it will be a major new and important tool in our approach to reducing alcohol consumption.
Minimum unit pricing has proven to be one of the most effective ways of tackling the issues caused by excessive drinking and related anti-social behaviour.
A new ISO project committee ISO/PC 294 has just been formed to develop a standard for unit pricing that will establish guidelines and principles of unit pricing, to make it accessible and useful for both retailers and consumers.
Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh yesterday ruled the case against minimum unit pricing should be referred to the EU.
Mr Mallon, pictured, said: "I welcome the increase in the taxation of cider by the Government but it is my belief that the most effective way of addressing the issue of reducing alcohol consumption is the introduction of a unit pricing scheme of 50p per unit of alcohol.
The "naive" model results--which are not corrected for possible treatment effects--indicate that towns with unit pricing experience a major reduction in per capita waste generation, and no effect of curbside waste collection programs on generation rates.
This paper estimates the effect of introducing unit pricing for municipal domestic waste collection and disposal in Christchurch.
Some years ago, supermarkets and the customers made a big deal out of unit pricing which displayed the price per ounce, per pound, per foot, or per sheet on all kinds of packaged goods.
Coupled with evidence of the potential applications of unit pricing for retail managers (Manning, Sprott, and Miyazaki, 1998), this suggests a need to explore the effects of unit price presentation.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications from communities interested in participating in the agency's residential solid waste unit pricing demonstration project.
The single unit pricing of $269 for the MB-07302 is subject to quantity discounting.
Dai Lloyd AM, chairman of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, said: "The committee welcomes the principle outlined in the bill and believes minimum unit pricing will go some way to improving the health of a significant cohort of the Welsh population.