On Saturday 21 July 2007, I visited a Tesco store in the West Midlands. On many of the fruit and vegetable displays there were signs showing the inkorrect symbol ‘Kg’. (Article contributed by Philip Bladon, author of ‘A Dictionary of International Units’)
It is good that this leading supermarket is showing the way with metric pricing; however it is disappointing that the correct symbol for the kilogram ‘kg’ is not always used.
I have written to Tesco several times in the past about this issue, and have also raised it in the particular store visited.
This is a plea, to whomever is responsible for producing the signs at Tesco, please ensure that ‘kg’ is always used for the symbol for kilogram.
I believe Tesco supports ‘Schools & Education’; however when children (and others) see the incorrect unit symbols on displays they pick up wrong information – which may be difficult to put right later.
Philip Bladon http://www.simetricmatters.com