News flash – its supermarket free month! You know those big flashy stores with those low, low prices, well maybe it’s time to start avoiding their attractive adverts.
We Australians are very familiar with our super market giants, Coles and Woolworths, but what many of us are not aware of the impact they are making in the market. So who are they exactly?

The Hard Facts

The two contenders we are talking about is Woolworths Inc and Wesfarmers. They not only carry weight as Australia’s biggest supermarkets Woolworths and Coles, but a huge range of divisions within the company. We are talking liquor stores like Dan Murphy and Liquorland, home wears and department stores like Bunnings, Officeworks, Kmart, Target and Big W. Petrol is included with Caltex, they own hotels and poker machines and even Industrial resources. You name it, they own it.

They also own a range of smaller grocery stores on top, just to take out their competitors. With ownership of pretty much moist of Australia it is no surprise that with every Australian dollar spent, 23 cents goes straight into the pockets of our two supermarket giants. Visit this website to find out more about Supermarket Free month.

How You Can Help

You can make a difference, you don’t have to give into the power hungry giants. Give your local retailers the chance to make a name for themselves, often the best fruit and veggies are found from your locals, same with butchers, bakers and much more you can find!

Start attending local market events and you will find yourself surrounded by homemade and homegrown beauties. Some of us still shop at our long lasting Parklea Markets which sell a range of different products and produce and all from your local business. Even big annual events still bring in tons of stalls to keep you preoccupied and it’s also an enjoyable day out.

So go on, make shopping fun and give your local business the credit they deserve.

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