There is now an opportunity, and need, for you to let the federal government know that changes are needed to a draft new Grocery Unit Pricing Code proposed to replace the current Code on 1 October 2021.
Unbelievably, the provisions of the draft new Code are exactly the same as those in the current Code even though changes were recommended by a range of stakeholders, including consumer organisations, some retailers and the ACCC.
As previously agreed by many members of the Choice Community, there is a great need to increase the benefits possible from effective unit pricing by improving the effectiveness, and increasing the scope, of the current Code.
I think that the main changes needed to the draft new Code are to:
- Make unit prices much easier for consumers to notice, read and use.
- Require more grocery retailers to provide unit prices.
- Require some non-grocery retailers to provide unit prices.
If you agree, send an email (by Monday 14 June) to firstname.lastname@example.org asking that the draft Code be changed to achieve the above outcomes.
More information about the consultation is available here