Why the ACCC is hounding Coles

With self-regulation on the horizon, the ACCC knows it may have limited time to show why it thinks the supermarket giants are treating suppliers too harshly.

The supermarket giants are fending off attack after attack over their alleged rough handling of suppliers, but former Coles boss Ian McLeod may well be proven right when he says the retailer will be "vindicated" in the latest court case launched by the competition regulator. And that’s an unnerving prospect.

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