Australia’s Big-end retailers up the ante against Government’s Competition Law reform proposal
October 29, 2014

Australia’s Big-end retailers up the ante against Government’s Competition Law reform proposal A paper commissioned by the Australian National Retailers’ Association (ANRA) and submitted to government ministers in face-to-face meetings by the big retailer representatives is claiming that proposed reforms in the Federal government’s Draft Competition Policy Review Report may have a “chilling effect on competition”. ANRA appears to be concerned with government policy-makers... ...Read more »

SodaStream launches citrus flavour range
March 17, 2014

SodaStream has launched a citrus range Home soda-making company SodaStream has launched a citrus flavoured range, called Orchard Fresh, in Australia. The range features three flavours: Orchard Fresh Lemonade, Lime, and Orange. SodaStream International Ltd is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water in seconds. The SodaStream range includes more than... ...Read more »

LaBella Drinking Chocolate recalled for undeclared milk ingredient
June 20, 2012

Valcorp Fine Foods has recalled LaBella Cioccolata 1963 Drinking Chocolate from Myer, Harvey Norman and The Good Guys nationally due to an undeclared allergen (milk). Consumers who have a milk allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and may have a reaction if the product is consumed. The product is LaBella Cioccolata 1963 Drinking Chocolate, packaged in 10x20g sachets in a 200g cardboard box. Its date markings are 21/02/2013, 22/02/2013 and 23/02/2013, and country of origin is Australia. Due... ...Read more »

ACCC Chairman warns of next wave for regulatory actions
February 10, 2012

Speaking last night to the Law Society of NSW on the first anniversary of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ,  Mr Rod Sims, issued a warning to businesses. According to Mr Sims, ensuring that businesses do not engage in misleading and deceptive conduct “goes to the heart of a market economy where consumers can make more informed choices.” “Too many businesses still have a long way to go before they meet legal and public... ...Read more »