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Set up by consumers for consumers, CHOICE is the consumer advocate that provides Australians with information and advice, free from commercial bias.
As vital today as when we were founded in 1959, CHOICE continues to fight for consumers and uncover the truth.
By mobilising Australia’s largest and loudest consumer movement, CHOICE fights to hold industry and government accountable and achieve real change on the issues that matter most.
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CHOICE is Australia's largest source of expert reviews. Based on unbiased analysis and rigorous testing, we help consumers compare products and services and select what’s best for them.
When CHOICE contacted Aldi, a spokesperson revealed that special buys were exempt from the national pricing policy. “The policy refers to groceries, and special buys are not part of the grocery range. That has been the case since the introduction of the policy in 2008. But we’re happy to hear feedback if people are confused - they can contact us directly at our Minchinbury head office on (02) 9675 9000.”
CHOICE believes that as Aldi identifies itself as a grocery retailer, consumers may not differentiate between grocery items and special buys. As such, their policies must specify all exclusions to avoid misleading consumers.
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