Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.

4.3.13

Market forces taking care of competition.

Two Coles supermarket face each other across Waterfield Street. Two hundred metres away is a Woolworths. A couple of weeks ago, NQR opened next door to Woolworths.

Coles and Woolworths sell 825g Australian-produced tinned fruit for $3.65 to $4.99, or imports from Thailand or China (but sometimes elsewhere) for $1.50 to $1.60.

NQR sells Australian tinned fruit produced for the export market, but recalled or cancelled, for $1.49.

Some commentators and politicians want the ACCC to examine the duopoly's role in reducing competition. Looks like NQR is doing the job with no cost to the taxpayer.

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