The dumping of the government-backed GROCERYchoice site just days before a relaunch by Choice has understandably got the consumer advocate and publisher pretty hacked off, with Choice's chief executive describing the government's attitude as "like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank".
Choice had apparently managed to develop a comparison site despite no co-operation from either Woolworths or Coles. Whether that would have made its new site more popular than the much-derided original is now a moot point, as the government decision to cancel the project means Choice can't roll it out even though it's been paid for. Here's Choice's chief executive Nick Stace sounding off about the decision:
Do you think the government should be doing more in this area, or is finding the best deals ultimately the responsibility of the consumer? Share your thoughts (and your cost-cutting strategies) in the comments.
No reason to kill GroceryCHOICE [Choice]