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ACCC takes Coles, Woolworths to court

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The consumer watchdog has launched court action against the Coles and Woolworths supermarket chains over their fuel shopper docket schemes.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted the proceedings in the Federal Court for allegedly breaching undertakings made by the companies.

ACCC chairman Rod Sims says Coles and Woolworth agreed in December last year to limit fuel discount voicers to a maximum of four cents per litre.

“The ACCC takes alleged breaches of undertakings extremely seriously. Such undertakings are generally accepted by the ACCC as an alternative to the ACCC taking court enforcement action,” Mr Sims said.

The commission says Woolworths is currently offering a bundled discount of eight cents per litre, while Coles is offering a discount of 14 centres per litre.