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The supermarket duopoly Australians love to hate

ANALYSIS: Kiwis know all about supermarket duopolies, so calls for change in Australia will be closely watched.

WATCH: NBR senior journalist Lachlan Colquhoun speaks with Nicholas Pointon.

Key points
  • What’s at stake? Australia’s A$135b grocery sector, currently 70% controlled by Coles and Woolworths. 
  • Background: Public anger and accusations of profiteering by the supermarket duopoly has spurred regulators and politicians into action in Australia, but how much can they do?
  • Main players: Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Metcash, the ACCC, Anthony Albanese’s Government.

Australia’s response to consumer outrage over ballooning supermarket prices and profits has been to create inquiries, and they seem to be multiplying by the week.

Last Wednesday, former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chair Allan Fels delivered on the first of them, a

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Lachlan Colquhoun Mon, 12 Feb 2024
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Key points
  • What’s at stake? Australia’s A$135b grocery sector, currently 70% controlled by Coles and Woolworths. 
  • Background: Public anger and accusations of profiteering by the supermarket duopoly has spurred regulators and politicians into action in Australia, but how much can they do?
  • Main players: Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Metcash, the ACCC, Anthony Albanese’s Government.
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