Suppliers refer Coles, Woolies to ACCC

Mark Hawthorne & Colin Kruger
Sydney Morning Herald

Suppliers to Australia’s two dominant supermarket chains have complained to the consumer watchdog about ”unconscionable conduct” by Coles and Woolworths.

The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, told the Herald yesterday the commission had had ”approaches from suppliers relating to allegations about the behaviour of the supermarkets”.

Food suppliers have been hit badly by the price wars between Coles and Woolworths which in the past year have slashed the costs of fresh produce, milk, bread, toilet paper and washing powder.

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