Supermarkets & more!
You’ve heard that Coles and Woolworths dominate the supply of grocery products here in Australia, controlling about 80% of the market. However they also have interests in liquor, hotels, fuel, hardware and much more. It’s estimated that 40 cents in every dollar we spend goes to a Woolworths or Wesfarmers (owner of Coles) retail entity.
Our ‘Retail’ category covers all the major players under:
Woolworths and Wesfarmers dominate almost all of these sectors.
See our interactive Duopoly chart to find out more about the retail brands they own.
We encourage you to make better choices wherever you shop, but also shop local and independent if you can.
- Find an independent supermarket near you
- Search Local Harvest for food options like box systems, food coops and farmers’ markets
- You might want to check out Supermarket Free Month – running each year in April