What has the ACCC been investigating about supermarket-supplier relationships?

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 23rd October 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating the relationships between Australia’s major supermarkets and suppliers. What have they been investigating? What are potential commercial conflict areas between suppliers and supermarkets? When can suppliers and retailers be viewed as competitors?

Coles General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Mr Robert Hadler, will seek to present the case for suppliers to trust his Coles group at FoodLegal’s Afternoon Symposium on 12 November 2013.

Coles’ Robert Hadler will be matched by one of Australia’s leading competition law experts Dr Alexandra Merrett and Australian grocery industry regulatory representative, Dr Geoffrey Annison.

Other speakers from industry include Martin Kneebone with expertise as a food market analyst specialising in fresh foods, Dr Andrew Monk, a leader and key player in Australia’s organic food category, and well-known patent attorney Adam Hyland whose expertise strengthens several leading Australian and international food brands. The speakers will discuss protections vis a vis the major supermarkets. For more information and registration, click here.


FoodLegal Supermarket-supplier relationships Symposium