Home brands rely on foreign imports

 In Australia, Coles, NewZealand, Woolworths

THE supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths are relying on cheap labour in countries such as South Africa and Thailand to deliver their burgeoning home brand lines at the lowest prices.

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A Fairfax investigation has found Coles and Woolworths issue global tenders to produce their home brand or "private label" products such as frozen berries, oils, rice, pasta sauces, canned spaghetti and tinned tuna, fruit and vegetables. One in every four grocery items sold here is a supermarket brand product. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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