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Farmers Accuse Supermarkets of Oversupply Tactics

A troubling trend has emerged in agriculture: farmers are stuck with heaps of unsold produce, often left to rot because big supermarkets refuse to buy them. Rachel Chambers, the Queensland Fruit and Vegetable Growers chief executive, has sounded the alarm, accusing these major retailers of intentionally flooding the market with excessive quantities of food, leading […]

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Parliamentary Investigation on Supermarket Price Practices Resumes in Orange

In a recent revelation, a former cherry farmer, Michael Cunial, shared his ordeal of being shortchanged nearly $85,000 by major supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths. Cunial, hailing from Orange, recounted his losses from seven deliveries of cherries, where he expected $90,000 for 15 tonnes but received a mere $5800 on the seconds market. Cunial’s story sheds

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ACCC Pledges a Comprehensive Investigation into Supermarket Pricing

In a monumental move that marks the first comprehensive investigation into Australia’s supermarket sector in 15 years, the nation’s competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is poised to delve into the intricate world of pricing. This significant development comes in the wake of the Albanese government’s announcement to investigate industry gouging, a

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Farmers Urge Investigation into Supermarket Pricing Amid Falling Livestock Profits

Sam Kelly, a farmer and owner of Red Hill, a beef and lamb farm in NSW, has observed a significant drop in the prices he receives for his livestock compared to the stable prices maintained by supermarkets. Despite a recent decrease in lamb prices, Kelly believes this adjustment was overdue. He highlights a stark contrast

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Supermarkets at Risk as Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics Enters Receivership

Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics, one of Australia’s largest trucking companies, has gone into receivership, putting 1,500 jobs at risk and jeopardising the delivery of food supplies to major supermarkets, including Woolworths, Coles, IGA and Aldi. The company has engaged in high-level talks with grocery executives about its collapse. Its trucks will keep delivering food to supermarkets

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