Large Format Retail Association Limited & Ors

Summary

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

LFRA is also seeking 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.

The ACCC invites submissions from interested parties on the application for authorisation as well as the application for interim authorisation.

Indicative timetable for assessment of the application

6 August 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

13 August 2019

Public consultation process begins.

21 August 2019

Closing date for submissions on interim authorisation.

September 2019

ACCC decision regarding interim authorisation.

3 September 2019

Closing date for submissions on the substantive application.

September 2019

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

October 2019

Draft determination.

October/November 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

November/December 2019

Final determination.

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

Applications

Document title Date

Consultations