Woolies chief defends claims over suppliers

WOOLWORTHS boss Grant O'Brien spoke out for his company at a Brisbane business event, defending the supermarket giant's treatment of its suppliers.

It follows revelations the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission would investigate how supermarkets treated sellers.

ABC reported Mr O'Brien said Woolworths had had very few calls to its internal complaints line.

There have long been allegations that both Coles and Woolworths use their clout to put pressure on producers and other suppliers but there is little evidence.

The ACCC has been in discussions with up to 50 suppliers to major supermarket chains who made accusations.



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