Will the watchdog snap the retail chains?

The ACCC has reignited the issue of "creeping" acquisitions by Woolworths and Wesfarmers, but simply limiting their expansion would be protectionist and is not the answer.

Despite countless inquiries over several decades that have concluded there is no need to legislate to prevent so-called ‘’creeping’’ acquisitions by the major supermarket chains the issue is, yet again, back on the national agenda.

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