Down, down . . .
In hardware, petrol, general merchandise and liquor, and above all in groceries, Coles and Woolworths jointly rule Australia's retail landscape. On average, every man, woman and child in this country spends $100 a week across their many outlets.
What does such dominance mean for suppliers? And is it good for consumers?
In Supermarket Monsters, journalist and author Malcolm Knox shines a light on Australia's twin mega-retailers, exploring how they have built and exploited their market power. Knox reveals the unavoidable and often intimidating tactics both companies use to get their way. In return for cheap milk and bread, he argues, we as consumers are risking much more: quality, diversity and community.
About the Author
Malcolm Knox is the former literary editor and award-winning cricket writer of the Sydney Morning Herald (where he broke the Norma Khouri story, for which he won one of his two Walkley Awards). His novels include The Life and the Ned Kelly Award–winning A Private Man, and his many non-fiction titles include Bradman's War, shortlisted in the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, The Greatest: The players, the moments, the matches 1993–2008 and The Captains: The story behind Australia's second most important job. His latest book, Boom: The Underground History of Australia, From Gold Rush to GFC, won the 2013 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.
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Very informative. Everyone should read this.
For the price, I found this book to lack cohesiveness and in-depth analysis. Sorry to say that I was very disappointed.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 12th June 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 19.9
Edition Number: 6