Oh! What a lovely supermarket war

Last month Richard Goyder, the chief executive of Wesfarmers (ASX: WES), the owner of second-largest supermarket chain Coles, took aim at Aldi Australia. Goyder said: ‘I think someone should go and have a good look at how much tax Aldi pays in this country, because I suspect they’re very profitable’.Aldi called his bluff last week in a submission to a Senate inquiry. The supposedly secretive company was a model of disclosure and revealed how much tax it has paid over the past four years.Assuming the figures are correct, taxpayers should be jumping for joy. Not only has Aldi paid $238m...

Last month Richard Goyder, the chief executive of Wesfarmers (ASX: WES), the owner of second-largest supermarket chain Coles, took aim at Aldi Australia. Goyder said: ‘I think someone should go and have a good look at how much tax Aldi pays in this country, because I suspect they’re very profitable’.

Aldi called his bluff last week in a submission to a Senate inquiry. The supposedly secretive company was a model of disclosure and revealed how much tax it has paid over the past four years.

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