Answer: I looked this up on the U.S. Department of Commerce web site (www.commerce.gov) and, in fact only 19 states require unit pricing on shelves. Pennsylvania is not one of them. Unit pricing is really helpful to consumers. There are times when the "large economy" size is actually more expensive than the smaller containers of the same product. I think you'll find that most of the grocery stores in the area do, in fact, put unit pricing on their shelves as a courtesy, but they aren't required to do so.
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