Groceries

Consultation opens on Woolworths' proposed acquisition of SUPA IGA Karabar

The ACCC is seeking views from consumers and businesses in the Queanbeyan area on Woolworths' proposed acquisition of SUPA IGA Karabar.

Woolworths and SUPA IGA Karabar currently compete in supplying groceries in the broader Queanbeyan region (encompassing Karabar and Jerrabomberra).

Post the acquisition, Woolworths is proposing to operate a Woolworths Metro supermarket on the existing SUPA IGA Karabar premises.

ACCC will not oppose Woolworths acquiring 65% share of PFD

The ACCC will not oppose Woolworths’ (ASX: WOW) acquisition of 65 per cent of the shares in wholesale food distributor PFD Food Services, following a detailed investigation that found the transaction is not likely to substantially lessen competition.

“We conducted extensive market inquiries across the industry, and undertook detailed analysis of supplier and competitor data, and internal documents of key interested parties. Ultimately the evidence before us did not indicate the transaction would be likely to substantially lessen competition,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.

Food and Grocery Code

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Meredith Dairy proposal to set minimum prices rejected

The ACCC has issued a final notice revoking a resale price maintenance (RPM) notification lodged by Meredith Dairy, which would have prevented retailers selling its goat cheese products below a price set by Meredith Dairy.

Meredith Dairy had raised concerns that smaller retailers promoting its products at low prices to compete with major supermarket chains had led to demands from other retailers for lower wholesale prices.