Large Format Retail Association Limited & Ors

Summary

The Large Format Retail Association (LFRA) sought authorisation to pool its members’ electricity demand and collectively invite tenders, and negotiate with suppliers, on the basis of that aggregated demand.

LFRA also sought authorisation for future members to join the purchasing group of Participating Members, provided that the total consumption of the purchasing group does not exceed 1 per cent of electricity consumption in any State or Territory in Australia.

On 20 September 2019 the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for 11 years and also granted interim authorisation to enable LFRA and its members to begin initial stages of the tender and negotiation process.

On 23 October 2019, the ACCC released a final determination granting authorisation for 11 years. A copy of this determination is available below.

Applicant(s)

  • Officeworks Ltd
  • Greenlit Brands
  • Large Format Retail Association Limited
  • Adairs
  • Amart Furniture
  • Arkadia
  • Aventus
  • AXIMA Logistics
  • Baby Bunting
  • Bart Group
  • BWP Trust
  • Costco
  • Decathlon
  • DOME Property Group
  • EXCEL Development Group Pty Ltd
  • Gazcorp
  • Greencross / Petbarn
  • Harvey Norman / Domayne / Space / Joyce Mayne
  • H Troon
  • IKEA
  • iRetail
  • Jaycar Electronics / Road Tech Marine
  • JB Hi-Fi / The Good Guys
  • Leffler Simes Architects
  • Lesso Home
  • Mattress Investments (Sleepy's)
  • Newmark Capital Limited
  • Spotlight Pty Ltd
  • Super Retail Group
  • PETstock Pty Ltd
  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Bunnings Group Ltd
  • Pillow Talk Pty Ltd
  • Lincraft Australia Pty Ltd
  • Early Settler Furniture
  • Beacon Lighting
  • Provincial Home Living
  • Grosvenor Engineering Group Pty Ltd
  • Kitchen Warehouse

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000450-1