Top 3 tips for running a sales promotion (legally)

Top 3 tips for running a sales promotion (legally)

Retailers and businesses need to be quick when it comes to planning and executing sales promotions in a fast paced consumer goods market.  However, it is important to take the time to consider wh...
Are your marketing slogans misleading?

Are your marketing slogans misleading?

Many consumers are enticed by quick-fix weight loss programs – especially when they are advertised at affordable prices such as Jenny Craig’s “Lose 10kg for $10” advertisements. However, the ACCC has...
Marketing or misleading?

Marketing or misleading?

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against domain registration companies, Domain Name Corp Pty Ltd and Domain Name Agency Pty Ltd (also trading as Domain Name Register) for alleged misleading and dece...
Was/Now Advertising: Is your promotional sale legal?

Was/Now Advertising: Is your promotional sale legal?

It is common practice for retailers to advertise with “was/now” pricing on their products – for example, a suit that “was $300” and is “now $250” suggests a saving of $50.  This method of compara...
Online reviews and complying with consumer law

Online reviews and complying with consumer law

I don’t remember the last time I bought a product without first doing a quick search for product reviews online. With the growing influence of online reviews, the ACCC has been highly concerned about...
Make sure your imported goods are safe

Make sure your imported goods are safe

With injury reporting issues on the table, it is relevant to note that the ACCC has highlighted concerns about the safety of cheap imported goods after a 12 per cent increase in recalls due to goods n...
New standard for free range eggs

New standard for free range eggs

Free range eggs have been dealt with misleading and deceptive conduct claims in the past, often due to the lack of clarity regarding what constitutes as ‘free range’.  A new, legally binding nati...
ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

ACCC Introduces Excessive Surcharge Ban

We previously wrote about the new excessive surcharge ban, but let’s talk a little more in-depth about how the ban will affect you and your business. If your business charges a surcharge for credit,...
Changes to food labelling requirements

Changes to food labelling requirements

You may have noticed the new food labelling ads recently as the ACCC now has power to enforce new food labelling laws regarding the country of origin of food products. The new system, which came into...
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