Australian Competition Policy Review panel issues draft recommendations A comprehensive review of Australia’s competition laws and policies has been welcomed by industry bodies as ‘the most significant’...

Coles to focus on ‘value and quality’ Australian supermarket group Coles has said Australian consumers have remained ‘value-conscious’, and that the supermarket group will continue its focus on...

Australian craft beer buying website launched Making the most of Australia’s craft beer boom, three former bankers have launched a dedicated craft beer buying website, BeerBud.com.au, a new one-stop-shop...

Retail Food Group supplements record profit with acquisitions Australia’s largest multi-brand retail food franchisor and leading wholesale coffee roaster, Retail Food Group Limited (RFG) has announced...

7-Eleven Australia appoints new Deputy Chairman Australian convenience store company 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd (7-Eleven Stores) has appointed Michael Smith (FAICD DLitt) as its new Deputy Chairman. Mr Smith...

Australian Government issues paper seeking submissions on Supermarkets Suppliers Code of Conduct before 12 September 2014 The Australian Government has released a consultation paper, ‘Improving Commercial...

WA independent retailers say deregulation of hours will ‘sweep away’ small players Independent grocers have described a report calling for deregulation of retail trading hours as a “catastrophe-in-the-making”...

Grocery retail growth strong but slowing The 14th AFGC CHEP Retail Index released today has shown year-on-year growth in retail sales has remained strong despite easing moderately in the June 2014 quarter. The...

ACCC calls for comment on proposed acquisition of Supa IGA stores in WA by Coles The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a Statement of Issues outlining potential competition...

Financial squeeze getting tougher for food and grocery suppliers, AFGC A detailed financial health report on Australia’s $111 billion food and grocery sector has found suppliers being squeezed between...