Coles and Woolworths bullying us, say suppliers

 In Australia, Coles, NewZealand
CONSUMERS are seeing some of Australia’s best-known brands vanish from the supermarket shelves amid industry forecasts that food manufacturing in Australia will be nearly halved within a decade.

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Food suppliers say their demise is being hastened by bully-boy tactics from Coles and Woolworths, which together account for about 80 cents of every dollar spent on groceries.

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A tactic known as ”cliffing” means consumers have seen choices they have known for decades, including Greenseas tuna and McCormick spices, disappearing from Coles’ shelves.

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And Woolworths has confirmed it has recently removed much of the Australian-owned Black Swan dips range.

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The Australian Food and Grocery Council has warned the push for more "private label" in-house brands will result in other well-known brands being pushed off the shelves in favour of cut-price imports. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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