CHOICE shares tips to combat rising grocery bills with unit pricing New data from CHOICE has found 44% of Australian shoppers surveyed are using unit pricing to reduce their grocery spending amidst the rise in cost of living. “With cost of living prices continuing to rise, everyone is on the lookout for ways to save…
Read More New data reveals 44% of Australian shoppers surveyed are using unit pricing to reduce grocery spending
John Furbank, the Chair of the ISO/PC 294 recently attended the 3rd meeting on unit pricing. He reports to us below. The 3rd meeting of ISO PC294 Guidance on unit pricing was held at the headquarters of Shufuren (association of consumer groups) Tokyo, Japan in December 2016. Standards Australia is the Secretariat for ISO PC…
Read More John Furbank reports: 3rd meeting of ISO PC249 Guidance on unit pricing
In an increasingly price-conscious world, being able to compare prices of equivalent products in order to make an informed choice is a consumer right. But with the explosion of pre-packaged goods in different types of packaging and product sizes that has hit our shop shelves, making that choice is no easy task. To get around…
Read More ISO talks with John Furbank: The price is right
The Queensland Consumers Association (QCA) and other consumer groups1 want all parties contesting the forthcoming federal election to do much more to help consumers experiencing cost of living pressures. QCA spokesperson, Ian Jarratt, says being able to easily and quickly get better value at the supermarket would help consumers to “ease the squeeze” on living…
Read More Consumers call for political parties to help ease the squeeze on living standards
In a price-conscious world, being able to compare prices quickly and effectively is a growing consumer demand. A new standard in development on unit pricing will help. Consumers are increasingly using price as a factor when making purchase decisions1. But with an explosion in product choices – a survey of an Australian supermarket, for example, showed it…
Read More Comparing prices to get easier with new standard in development
Ian Jarratt, an Executive member from the Consumers Federation of Australia, is the leading voice on the ISO Project Committee, who are creating a standard on Unit Pricing. Today, he sits with us to explain the importance of comparing prices for consumers. The unit price…
Read More The price choice: Consumers want comparative pricing, The ISO Project Committee aims to deliver just that
The joint CHOICE and QCA campaign on unit pricing seeks consumer feedback
Read More Campaign for better grocery unit pricing
ACMA provides consumers looking at buy new 4G devices such as the i-phone 5 tips on how to avoid charges.
Read More Five ways to avoid data overuse and bill shock from new 4G phones
Ian Jarratt looks at changes needed to catch up to UK unit pricing standards.
Read More Two UK supermarket chains to voluntarily improve their unit pricing
Recent studies however are finding that consumer’s are not taking advantage of this smart shopping tool.
Read More Unit pricing is smart shopping practice, but do consumers care?
Mandatory grocery unit pricing was introduced in 2009. While an important victory for consumers, consumer groups remain concerned that unit prices are insufficiently legible and prominent for many consumers, concerns that have been confirmed in a recent survey.
Read More Unit prices – are they legible and prominent?
A new survey suggests key improvements are needed to improve the legibility and prominence of unit pricing in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets to help more consumers better compare the costs of everyday groceries.
Read More Supermarket pricing system needs birthday boost