Boxed in to Metcash misery

Metcash’s response to a difficult environment was unavoidable, but between claims independent supermarkets are holding share and Coles and Woolworths are gaining, something doesn't add up.

Given that the resurgence of Coles since it was acquired by Wesfarmers has had a marked effect on the growth rate of the dominant supermarket group, Woolworths, it perhaps isn’t surprising that the ripples from its aggressive pricing strategies have also impacted the independent grocery sector.

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