supermarkets

Stop Searching For The Barcode To Get Through Self-Checkout Faster

Self-checkout at the supermarket can be very convenient. If you want to speed up your self-scanning game, here’s a tip: Stop looking for the barcode, just swipe it. If you get good at it, you can walk out with a cart of shopping in less time than it would take a checkout assistant to scan and bag them for you.


Avoid Unnecessary Food Purchases With The Supermarket Drinking Game

You shouldn’t shop when you’re hungry, but if you absolutely have to (or have a problem with impulse buys), a simple drinking game can help. Before you go whipping out your flask, though, this is a water drinking game.


Shop At A Smaller Supermarket To Avoid Overspending

Shopping at a supermarket should save you money since you won’t be eating out as much. But if you tend to overspend at the supermarket, try shopping at a store with less choice.


What Will Happen To Coles And Woolworths In 2015?

Coles and Woolworths spent much of 2014 defending their behaviour in court. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought several actions against one or both of them throughout the year for breaching undertakings, misleading consumers and bullying suppliers.


Kogan Pantry Wants To Be Your New Supermarket

Not content with flogging you cheap TVs and Android phones, online retailer Kogan is pushing into the supermarket space. Its new Kogan Pantry store sells a broad range of food and home supplies, with a capped delivery fee of $9.99 anywhere in Australia.


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.