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New kilojoule laws: a killer headache for food retailers?


Posted By on 6/03/17

The Food Amendment (Kilojoule Labelling Scheme and Other Matters) Act 2017 (‘Scheme’) became law in Victoria earlier this month, creating obligations on “chain food premises” and “chain supermarkets” to display kilojoule content statements on food labels and internal store displays. Retailers will glad to hear they have until July 2018 to ensure compliance with the … Read more

Why use a Heads of Agreement?

By James Lainas and David Krolikowski What is a Heads of Agreement (HOA)? An HOA is a written document that records two (or more) parties’ intentions to enter into a more comprehensive agreement in the future. It sets out the main commercial terms and other arrangements that the parties agree to include in the agreement, … Read more

Retail leases in Victoria

By James Lainas & Jennifer Huppert In Victoria, retail leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act). If your lease is deemed to be a retail lease, the Act imposes extra obligations on landlords and affords extra protections to tenants. Those obligations and protections override anything the parties may otherwise have agreed, … Read more

Franchise Code: ACCC seeks penalties for alleged breach

It is mandatory under the Franchising Code of Conduct for a franchisor to disclose relevant business experience to prospective franchisees, including information about previous insolvency events. For the first time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has sought penalties for breaches of the Code in the Federal Court. The revised Code (which came into … Read more