The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) yesterday issued a Statement of Issues on the proposed acquisition of the Karabar Supabarn supermarket by Woolworths Limited.Woolworths proposed...

The ACCC Grocery Price Inquiry held it’s last planned public hearing in Melbourne yesterday, with Metcash the final company to be put under the spotlight. Metcash, Australia’s largest wholesaler,...

Woolworths Chief Executive, Michael Luscombe, has admitted at the ACCC’s grocery price inquiry that Woolworths’ mark-ups are higher in Australia than New Zealand. Mr Luscombe said the margins...

Australian Retail Association Executive Director, Richard Evans, has questioned claims, made by Allan Fels’ (former Chairman of the ACCC), that town planning laws are driving up food prices by as...

Shoppers are paying far too much for their groceries because of restrictive out-of-date planning laws, according to a report by former ACCC Chairman, Professor Allan Fels. Professor Fels claims an overhaul...

Woolworths, Australia’s biggest grocer, has indicated that food inflation for the month of April was well below the figures seen in March. Inflation in the March quarter was registered at 4.5% according...

The Retail Traders’ Association (RTA) has bemoaned the lack of competition to Coles and Woolworths as a key reason for escalating food prices. The issue has been further fuelled by the release of...

The Federal Government has announced they will be reducing restrictions on foreign supermarkets entering the Australian marketplace. The changes will provide supermarkets with five years to develop vacant...