A political hot potato for Coles and Woolies

Allegations leveled against Australia's supermarket duopoly remain largely unproven, but as political pressure ramps up ahead of the election industry regulation is likely to take centre stage.

Last year, when the perennial topic of Australia's supermarket duopoly was put on the table, Coles and Woolworths weren't happy.

Coles protested that: "For the last three years, Coles has worked hard to lower prices for Australian shoppers, saving more than $500 million off their grocery bills last year alone."

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