Law & Regulation

Bunnings deserves conviction over misleading ads, court told

Victoria Young
Wed, 19 May 2021

Bunnings deserves conviction over misleading ads, court told
Bunnings is in court over its lowest price advertising claims.
Victoria Young
Wed, 19 May 2021
Hardware retailer Bunnings should be convicted for years because it misled consumers about prices, the Auckland district court has heard.The Commerce Commission today began closing a five-week trial alleging Bunnings’ catchphrase – “lowest prices guaranteed” – was used in misleading advertising.“Bunnings was choosing to compete on price, and it was setting the bar for itself incredibly high,” said the regulator’s lawyer John Dixon QC."It would have harmed competition in a broader sense becaus...

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