Woolworths threatens Mitre 10 with ACCC action
Woolworths is threatening to unleash the competition watchdog on Mitre 10 after the Metcash-controlled hardware chain invited a group of Home Timber & Hardware’s top performing franchisees to its annual summit.
Mitre 10 chief Mark Laidlaw revealed Woolworths had sent the hardware chain a letter this week and warned delegates at its Gold Coast conference to keep their conversations to "non-business" matters.
Mitre 10 is believed to have invited up to 20 of Home’s most successful franchisess to the summit and one attendee reported that at least a dozen attended the annual meeting. The Age – Read More…