Australia considers changes to break up grocery giants' dominance

11/22/2009 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Craig Emerson, Australia's consumer affairs minister, is urging changes to state planning laws that would give developers more leeway to build supermarkets in suburban areas. The changes would challenge the dominance of the market's leading grocers, Woolworths and Coles. Currently the laws limit retail centres to certain locations, which could unjustifiably restrict competition, Emerson said.

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