The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced last week that it is investigating claims that Coles and Woolworths are bullying suppliers. The issue is serious, but the ACCC investigation only treats the symptom and diverts attention away from the real cause of the problem: supermarket power.
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Dear Australian milk drinker, Last week, Coles proclaimed their innocence in lower farmgate prices for dairy farmers as a result of their discounted private label milk. Nice try, but they’re miserly with the truth.
“Most people like the taste of McDonalds, but there’s just some confusion about just how real our food is.”
Caitlin Syrett posted a photo on Coles’ Facebook page with a plea to remove Krave—a new junk cereal—from their shelves. “I urge you to take Kellogg’s new cereal, Krave, off your shelves,” she wrote. “Coles has the opportunity and obligation to support healthy eating in Australia.” A mini-ruckus ensued in the comments, with arguments centering […]
“Sixty percent of buying in supermarkets is not premeditated,” said Paco Underhill, principal of the New York behavioral research and consulting firm, Envirosell Inc.
“If you believe that your township should not have something you should fight and make sure that your voice is heard. Australians in this day and age have an understanding of what’s important in their township. They don’t need to be bossed around (or bullied around) by someone like Woolworths,” Mayor Tim Heenan, Mount Evelyn.
You may or may not be aware of Prop 37 which called for the mandatory labelling of genetically engineered food in California. It was put to the people to vote last night, and was defeated by six percentage points. Some say because of lies, dirty tricks, and $US 45 million. ¡Ay, caramba!
This new video by McDonald’s Canada is continuing with their “transparency” strategy, revealing to us that their faux food is just like something we’d make at home.
Junk food marketing driving you nuts? Processed food muscling in on your kitchen turf? Weary of the race to the bottom at ColeWorths? Share your thoughts on corporate food. It’s a culinary protest!
Last night, Seven aired a McDonalds infomercial styled like a reality show. This post is in Bed with McDonalds, part two. Here’s part one, if you missed it. This is a parody account of the Twitterstorm by a Maccas staffer.