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Five small business groups urge the ACCC to block Woolworths’ acquisition of PFD Food
1 month ago

Five small business groups urge the ACCC to block Woolworths’ acquisition of PFD Food

Small business groups are urging the competition regulator to block Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of family-run PFD Food Services.

In a letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) seen …
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Industry joins in concern about Woolworths acquisition of PFD
1 month ago

Industry joins in concern about Woolworths acquisition of PFD

As reported in the AFR this morning (see more) ACAPMA has joined forces with other retail groups to express concern to the ACCC about the proposed acquisition of PFD Foods …
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Woolworths’ acquisition of PFD Foods faces growing opposition
1 month ago

Woolworths’ acquisition of PFD Foods faces growing opposition

Woolworths is facing growing opposition to its $552 million acquisition of PFD Food Services as the competition regulator delves deeper into the deal’s impact on the $12 billion sector.

Five food service …
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ACCC raises concerns about Woolworths’ PFD acquisition
3 months ago

ACCC raises concerns about Woolworths’ PFD acquisition

By  •  ACAPMA, Competition

Earlier this year, Woolworths announced its intent to acquire 65% of PFD at an estimated total cost of $552M. With more than $2M in annual turnover and employing an estimated …
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ACCC says Woolworths’ proposed $552 million acquisition of food distributor PFD could restrict competition
3 months ago

ACCC says Woolworths’ proposed $552 million acquisition of food distributor PFD could restrict competition

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) says a $552 million acquisition by Woolworths of privately owned PFD Food Services could give the supermarket giant too much bargaining power and …
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Competition moves – Woolworths and PFD
4 months ago

Competition moves – Woolworths and PFD

ACCC Chairman, Mr Rod Sims recently provided a major address to the National Press Club in Canberra. The address, titled ‘Market power in the COVID-19 era’, highlighted the need for …
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ACCC releases class exemption for SMEs and Fuel Retailers
4 months ago

ACCC releases class exemption for SMEs and Fuel Retailers

By  •  ACAPMA, Competition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has finalised the process by which small businesses can come together to collectively bargain with customers or suppliers, and fuel retailers can come …
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ACCC seeks comments on the planned Woolworths acquisition of PFD Food Services
5 months ago

ACCC seeks comments on the planned Woolworths acquisition of PFD Food Services

As part of the review process of major acquisitions the ACCC consults with business and industry who are likely to be impacted by a proposed acquisition. In the case of …
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ACCC authorises AIP and its members to cooperate on securing fuel supply during COVID-19 pandemic
6 months ago

ACCC authorises AIP and its members to cooperate on securing fuel supply during COVID-19 pandemic

The ACCC has granted conditional authorisation and approval to enable the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP), its current members, and any future parties approved by the ACCC, to cooperate to …
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Cairns fuel prices: Woree’s United and Liberty fight to offer cheapest unleaded petrol
6 months ago

Cairns fuel prices: Woree’s United and Liberty fight to offer cheapest unleaded petrol

FUEL prices at one of Cairns’ servos has risen slightly after setting a record low in years but remain below $1 per litre in line with a nearby competitor.

As …
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