Woolworths urges competitors to sign grocery code of conduct

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Woolworths chief executive Grant O’Brien has joined forces with Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder in urging rivals Aldi, Costco and IGA to sign the landmark grocery code of conduct with suppliers.
Echoing comments by Mr Goyder last week, Mr O’Brien said on Tuesday there was ”no logical reason” for Aldi, Costco and Metcash’s IGA chain to exempt themselves from the code, even though it was voluntary. ”It’s now time for Aldi, Costco and IGA to join the conversation,” he told shareholders at Woolworths’ annual meeting.
"In terms of the wider competition debate, all stakeholders would be well minded to keep what’s best for customers at the forefront of their minds."  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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