Saturday, 23 March 2013
Duopoly and the customer
Every day for a week I have been in Coles and struck up a chat with strangers in the fruit and veg, the deli and the dairy cabinet.
They all tell me the same thing.
Sick of the high prices, the bad quality and the lack of an alternative shopping experience.
Is there any reason why the Government doesn't do something about the duopoly? They go after airlines, mining, and other giants of industry. Why not Coles and Woolworths? This very subject was on the radio last week. Bob Katter has been bleating for years. IGA have been griping.
Where is the common sense?
Price fixing is rife. How can Coles and Woolies have exactly the same overheads, cost structures and profit margins to give us a bottle of soda water at exactly the same price.
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