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The allegations follow three separate cases in which suppliers and retailers were involved in what are described as “price wars” at Woolworths, A&E, Avis and Petsmart.
The Woolworths case was settled out of court last month after the company admitted wrongdoing. A customer in England had complained to consumer protection authorities on 22 January that the company was pushing its Woolworths Super Value line to the point that it was unaffordable for ordinary consumers to use, costing customers about $50 a day to shop for.
The A&E case was settled by the company this month. A company spokesman declined to comment for this story.
The Petmart case came before the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in February, following complaints from two customers about “price wars” where companies “engage in aggressive price-fixing, market distortion and price manipulations” by offering expensive pet food and toys at higher prices.
In this case, the Australian Compet바카라사이트ition and Consumer Commission charged suppliers with engaging in “price fixing”, “price distortion” and “price manipulation”, after it received a complaint about Petmart on 21 February.
The Commission found the suppliers “attempted to coerce [companies] to provide products to compete on a lower price”, but found P카지노 사이트etmart had not engaged in price fixing or price manipulation and therefore had not contravened any anti-competitive conduct provisions.
In response to the case, A&E announced that it would cease allowing the Petmart range to be sold in its stores and would close all of its pet foods and kibble centres, citing a commitment from the supplier to buy back its stock from Petmart.
“The decision to stop selling Petmart pets in Australia is not driven by the company’s commercial position, but rather by the safety and wellbeing of the Australian people,” said the spokeswoman, Dr Caroline Mok. “While Petmart believes that Petmart was at fault for an unnecessary high demand for Petmart pets, there is no suggestion that the company or any of its suppliers engaged in any deliberate or intentional price fixing or price manipulation”.
Petsmart said it strongly denied the allegations and said “any wrongdoing was transparent and transparently reported to A&E”. It said it woul