The retail industry has been in party mode this week, celebrating the demise of the Federal Government’s Grocery Choice website.
The Government decided to scrap the site, designed to help shoppers to compare grocery prices in supermarkets across the country in order to find the best price, after it was heavily criticised by the industry.
The Australian Retailers Association congratulated the Government for putting an end to the site, calling it a farce as prices were out-of-date and irrelevant for shoppers.
The Institute of Public Affairs’ director of intellectual property and free trade, Tim Wilson echoed these sentiments, claiming the site was pointless.
“Why would the Government set up a website that does a basket of products that updates once a month? That is the most bizarre point about it.”
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