AFGC welcomes Carr’s comments on abuse of supermarket power

14 June 2012

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The food industry has welcomed the comments by Minister Kim Carr, who voiced his concern about the supermarket dominance at a speech this week.

Speaking at the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) Industry Leaders Forum in Canberra on Wednesday, Carr said he was “particularly concerned about the market dominance of the two major supermarket chains – who now control 80 per cent of retail food sales in this country.”

Carr said that while the current supermarket retail climate is looking dire, there is time for it to be improved.

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