Business

Madeleine Heffernan

Madeleine Heffernan covers the retail and consumer goods sectors.

On Friday, Coca-Cola Amatil the company downgraded its half-year guidance due to falling sales.

Cut-price water dilutes Coke's value

Beer, smokes, nappies and Coke have traditionally driven people to supermarkets. But sales in the highly concentrated soft drink market have been declining.

More than 20,000 shoppers complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about consumer guarantees in ...

The $300b industry without an ombudsman

The Consumer Action Law Centre says ordinary people need a free, quick and fair way to resolve disputes over goods and services purchased in Australia. But retailers says cuts to corporate tax and penalty rates more important.