Competition Law

Australian Competition Law and Policy Discussion

Boost to Competition in the Grocery Industry

Posted by Julie Clarke on 18 September 2009

Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Dr Craig Emerson, today announced and end to restrictive provisions in supermarket leases with shopping centre owners, with most ceasing immediately. See press release.

Dr Emerson also today released the Rudd Government’s policy paper titled: Introducing more competition and empowering consumers in grocery retailing.  The policy notes, in part, that the Government is still considering its policy position on the notification of supermarket mergers (presumably in reference to its creeping acquisitions discussion papers)

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