supermarkets

Make Food Shopping With Kids Easier By Getting Them Involved

When you’re shopping at the supermarket with kids, it can sometimes be tough to keep them under control. Instead of just distracting them, you can keep them occupied by making them part of the shopping process.


Why The Woolworths Petrol 14 Cents Off Deal Isn't A Great Money Saver

Woolworths has just announced a scheme where you can get up to 14 cents off the per-litre price for petrol at its outlets. That might sound tempting — but it pays to do the calculations carefully, because the chances are the savings will be illusory.


Why Cut-Price 'Ugly' Supermarket Food Won't Reduce Waste

The battle to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food just got a whole lot cheaper and uglier in Australia.


ACCC Busts Egg Suppliers For Making False 'Free Range' Claims

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Derodi and Holland Farms for falsely branding its eggs as “free range”. In reality, the hens are mostly kept indoors and are unable to move about freely.


Why The ACCC's Case Against Coles Matters

In the space of just six months, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched two major cases against supermarket giant Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct against its suppliers.


ALDI Is Coming To South Australia And Western Australia

Discount supermarket chain ALDI has become a popular choice for frugal shoppers, but so far has only operated in the Eastern states of Australia, where it has over 300 stores. That’s going to change in the (relatively) near future, with ALDI firming up plans for distribution centres in South Australia and Western Australia to service supermarkets in those states.


Who Will Win The Supermarket Price Wars?

On January 26, 2011, grocery retailer Coles fired the first salvo in what would soon be dubbed the “supermarket price wars” by reducing the price of its own-brand milk to $1 per litre. Woolworths immediately responded.


Coles Banned From Advertising 'Fresh' Bread For Three Years

Coles has been banned from promoting its bread products as “fresh” for three years as punishment for false advertising. The Federal Court found that breads advertised by Coles as “freshly baked in store” were sometimes produced months previously in other countries. The supermarket giant must also display a notice in its stores and on its website telling shoppers that it has broken Australian consumer law.


Supermarket Wars: The 85 Cent Loaf Of Bread

For many years, Australia’s supermarkets tacitly agreed that the cheapest loaf of bread for sale would be a 650 gram white loaf for $1. Now Woolworths and Coles have decided that’s apparently too expensive, and are selling that same white loaf for 85 cents.


How Big Food Wants To Trick You Over Package Sizes

Australia’s main food industry body wants labelling regulations changed so that the weight or quantity no longer has to be displayed on the front of packaging. Why is it seeking the change, and why is it potentially bad news for consumers?