Make sure your self-sourced products are safe

Make sure your self-sourced products are safe

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) fined supermarket giant Woolworths more than $3 million for their delay in notifying the consumer watchdog about a number of faulty products....
QuickTip: Offering extended warranties

QuickTip: Offering extended warranties?

Happy holidays!  We hope you enjoy these seasonal quick tips over the next few weeks. #11 Before you offer extended warranties on your seasonal stock, ensure that your marketing is not misleadin...
Are you really purchasing “Free Range” eggs

Are you really purchasing “Free Range” eggs?

The ACCC has been investigating potentially misleading “free range” claims by egg producers. The Federal Court has ordered a hefty penalty of $250,000 against Darling Downs Fresh Eggs for engaging in...
Coles to acquire Superbarn Supermarkets

Coles to acquire Superbarn Supermarkets

Will Coles’ new venture will reduce competition The ACCC has reported that it will be undertaking a public review of Coles’ proposed acquisition of the Supabarn supermarkets. The ACCC considers that...
Misuse of Market Power

Misuse of Market Power

Recently, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed the ACCC’s appeal of the Pfizer case.[1] The ACCC alleged that Pfizer took advantage of its market power, in respect of a certain drug, with the ulti...
Dealing with Online Reviews & Feedback

Dealing with Online Reviews & Feedback

Many online retailers implement an on-site “review” section of their website where customers are able to submit their comments/reviews of a product being sold.  In other cases, businesses may cho...
“Aussie Beer” made in China

“Aussie Beer” made in China?

The ACCC recently considered a case involving Independent Liquor Group’s (ILG) representation of their “Aussie Beer” product. The product name, “Aussie Beer” and packaging used multiple references to...
Are your products safe

Are your products safe?

The ACCC recently published an article warning of the dangers of water expanding balls, or "water beads" for children. These balls are very small, but expand to up to 400 times their original size whe...
No Relief for Nurofen

No Relief for Nurofen

The ACCC has initiated proceedings against Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd, the company behind Nurofen Specific Pain tablets for allegedly making false or misleading claims. The compa...
Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

As part of the ACCC’s focus on the energy sector last year, recently two energy companies, Origin Energy and Simply Energy (including some subsidiaries) have been hit with large penalties as a result...
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