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Metcash’s Total Tools acquisition not a problem: ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it will not oppose Metcash’s acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in Total Tools Holdings, the franchisor of the Total Tools Network.

Demand for ‘essential’ products powers The Reject Shop into profit

Discount retail chain The Reject Shop has reported a $1.1 million profit in FY20 off the back of strong demand for everyday essentials across the cleaning, grocery, pet care and toiletry categories.

Metcash enters binding agreement to acquire Total Tools

Wholesaler moves forward with acquisition of national tool retail franchise.

Competition watchdog to investigate concerns over Woolworths’ B2B plans

The ACCC said it will examine whether Woolworths’ B2B strategy will have an adverse impact on competition.

ACCC wants supermarkets to continue working together

The nation’s biggest supermarkets set to continue working together to overcome challenges associated with Covid-19.

Is it time to make face masks mandatory in supermarkets?

A number of fast food chains are now requiring staff to wear face masks, but supermarkets are still hesitant.

This week in FMCG

Catch up on the top stories from this week.

Walmart+ subscription service set to launch this month

Walmart+ is the retailer’s latest bid to compete against online retail giant Amazon.

Demand for groceries soars in Melbourne as citizens prepare to re-enter lockdown

Supermarkets forced to backtrack on lifting product limits as panic buying resumes.

Low-paid, young women: the grim truth about who this recession is hitting hardest

Young people account for one in two of the jobs lost in accommodation and food services, arts and recreation services and retail trade.