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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...

This week in FMCG

The top headlines this week.

Mitolo fined over unfair contracts

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

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 composta...

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 ...

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?

Wine industry reform needed for greater competition – ACCC

A low level of competition between winemakers buying grapes is leading to inefficient outcomes in production and pricing...

ACCC to review Carlton takeover

Asahi's $16 billion takeover of Carlton & United Breweries would see the Japanese beverage giant control half the Austra...

Woolworths wins case taken by ACCC over compostability of Select eco range

Court found that environmental claims made by Woolworths were not false or misleading.

Regardless of what the Federal Court says, you shouldn’t put ‘flushable’ wipes down the loo

Water industry has responded with disappointment to latest ruling in favour of Kimberly-Clark flushable wipes.

Federal Court finds Kimberly-Clark did not mislead consumers on flushability

The Court did find Kimberly-Clark made a false representation when it claimed its wipes were made in Australia.

Rich Red Fruits amends ‘unfair’ contract terms flagged by ACCC

The produce agreement in this case was prepared by a horticulture trader industry group and distributed to its members f...

Lack of price transparency harmful to Australian wine industry

The ACCC has made recommendations to address harmful practices in warm climate grape growing regions.

ACCC loses laundry cartel appeal

There was insufficient evidence to find Cussons engaged in cartel behaviour in the laundry detergent market.

GSK and Novartis face penalties for misleading consumers on Voltaren products

GSK and Novartis admit that they breached Australian Consumer Law in marketing of Voltaren.

Suppliers call on ACCC to investigate retailers

Suppliers voice concerns that retailers are not complying with the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct.

Petrol prices fell sharply in December across Australia’s major cities

Petrol prices hit lows not seen since August 2017.

Court orders Seednet to pay $1m for misleading farmers

The company made false claims about barley product Compass.