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Ombudsman backs collective bargaining for small grocers to compete with big players

Ombudsman believes it’s almost impossible for smaller players to compete in the current supermarket landscape.

ACCC calls for improved data protection in loyalty schemes

Consumers generally unaware that some supermarkets continue to track data despite loyalty card not being presented, ACCC report finds.

This week in FMCG

This week’s top news in the industry.

ACCC opposes ready meals merger

Competition authority believes the proposed acquisition would substantially lessen competition for the supply of chilled ready meals.

This week in FMCG

The top headlines this week.

ACCC appeals court decision on Woolworths’ Select Eco range

The ACCC believes Woolworths did not have reasonable grounds to make claims about future matters concerning the compostability of its range.

Mitolo fined over unfair contracts

Australia’s largest potato wholesaler, Mitolo, has been fined $240,000 by the Federal Court over unfair contracts with its potato growers.

Consumer watchdog calls for new measures to combat Facebook and Google’s digital dominance

ACCC recommends changes to consumer law, to address huge inequalities in bargaining power between digital platforms and consumers.

Convenience group opposes raising legal age to buy tobacco

AACS chief says raising legal age will boost the black market and will cost jobs in the convenience industry.

Poll: Is Asahi takeover good or bad for Aussie beer market?

Do you think it’s OK for one company to control half of the market?

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NSW businesses: Do you expect the bushfire crisis and smoke haze to impact Christmas trading?