Discounting a hollow shopper-docket victory

The ACCC won a battle but lost the campaign with a court case that never asked whether or not supermarket shopper docket schemes substantially lessen competition.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had a partial victory in the Federal Court today, but it was a Pyrrhic one.

The Federal Court ruled that Woolworths’ bundled supermarket and petrol ‘’shopper docket’’ discounts scheme breached the enforceable undertaking Woolworths entered with the ACCC late last year. That was the victory.

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