Super A-Mart Pty Ltd - s.87B undertaking

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  • Super A-Mart Pty Ltd
    009 810 324

Undertaking

Super A-Mart is a furniture retailer, with 24 stores across Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.  It regularly promotes its sales via catalogues, television and radio advertisements.

Some of Super A-Mart’s advertisements in 2007 contained representations which were qualified by fine print disclaimers which were not sufficiently prominent and were too imprecise to adequately qualify the representations.

The ACCC considers Super A-Mart’s conduct may constitute misleading and deceptive conduct in contravention of section 52 of the Trade Practices Act.  Super A-Mart admits the conduct and acknowledges the ACCC’s concerns.

Super A-Mart provided undertakings that it will:

  • clearly label display stock as not for sale
  • review the size of symbols used in its catalogues (such as asterisks) which are intended to refer consumers to qualifying terms and conditions located elsewhere in the catalogue
  • review the wording used in disclaimers (written and oral)
  • display public notices in store and on its website
  • review and, if necessary, improve its internal Catalogue Review Process and TV and Radio Advertisement Review Process, to increase the accuracy and consistency of its advertising
  • implement a Trade Practices Compliance Program, including Trade Practices training.

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