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(generated from captions) your supermarket bill If you're sick of watching go through the roof each week, in Britain. take at look at what they're doing between the big four supermarkets It's an online price comparison site in the UK. keeps the main players in check It works, and shoppers ahead of the pack. the same system here? So why can't we have Clare Brady has more. does the hard work for you. ADVERTISEMENT: mySupermarket to know the price of something, In Britain, if you need it's easy. Real shopper power are kept honest. and the supermarkets is all too hard. Canberra thinks this all the familiar products There you'll find updated daily. with prices and special offers has failed consumers - The current system it's not giving them the choice the price competition they deserve. and it's not giving them applauds the British system Independent senator Nick Xenaphon why we can't have the same. and wonders

Absolutely. have knowledge and real choice The market only works if consumers and right now they have neither. is cheaper overall, If one of the other supermarkets will switch you over. one easy click He doesn't look like someone two multi-nationals into action. who can frighten John Rolfe put his hand up But after 'News Limited's journalist earlier this week to take on the supermarket giants, against the supermarkets. our viewers judged him as a Superman about what they see People clearly want to do something that are simply too high. as grocery prices he now has backing from Canberra. And since out Tuesday night show, is a big advocate Senator Nick Xenaphon

of the duopoly Coles and Woolworths for breaking up the stranglehold here in Australia. just two supermarket chains When you have of the grocery market, controlling 80% for competition, that's not healthy certainly not good for consumers that want to break into the market. and it's bad news for independents will scan your trolley Our clever trolley checker some smart savings. and instantly offer you Rolfe wants to run an online survey To recap, item by item, between the big two. comparing supermarket prices, has to be done about this People say that something active part in finding a solution. and that they want to take an had its chance, That the Australian Government but pulled out at the last minute, even tipped in millions has left more questions than choice. they have a lot of market power. When you have two people, the other won't. And unless one of them buckles, it's easier to get one to play ball Whereas when you have four, And if one does, inside the tent. the others have to come of 'Choice' magazine Christopher Zinn here, and quickly. wants us to rally behind a UK system that they've got low prices, If they're really confident then they should put them out there. If they're not, need to hide them away. then perhaps they do Here's the thing - has walked away from the challenge, while the Australian Government is alive and well. in the UK, the honesty system in the UK The four major food outlets up for public scrutiny, are all willing to put their prices day after day. It's not even Government-run. The UK system makes it look easy - and it is - including the supermarkets, and everyone, are on board. still trying to do it themselves, Here, shoppers have tried and are like Abel Haslett. to be on a budget Because I know what it's like to try and buy groceries and to struggle on a weekly basis. has a full-time job The father-of-3 bestpricedirectory.com.au, and at his and do actual price comparisons. you can go online in the same league But it's nowhere near as that in the UK. I mean, it's a fantastic resource

why can't we have one? but what is also fantastic is So, it's up to you - the bastards honest if you want to keep get on board. Join the blog. our Today Tonight website. The details are on in getting prices The more people that are involved

a user-driven thing, and making it more the better. can't stop people Because the supermarkets from going into their stores. going into their stores If they stop people they go out of business. how much you can save. You'll be amazed