A group of people are taking to social media to explain why medieval clothing is “outrageously” expensive.
They are calling for the Victorian government to remove the state-owned Woolworths Woolworth Supermarket from the Victorian market, saying its “insanely expensive” and “out of control”.
The Woolworth’s Supermarket is owned by the state, and is located at the corner of Northgate Road and King George Street in the inner city.
The Victorian Government says it has “taken a number of actions to reduce the level of prices”, and says the Woolworth chain is “one of the few Australian retailers that is not affected by the supermarket”.
“The Woolies Supermarket has been placed on a two-tier system by the Victorian Government, which means that Woolworth is exempt from the price controls on Woolworth Woolworth.”
The supermarket chain has been inundated with emails, calls and messages from people who want to know how to remove it from the market. “
It’s outrageous to the extent that the government is forcing Woolies prices up by over 100 per cent.”
The supermarket chain has been inundated with emails, calls and messages from people who want to know how to remove it from the market.
One user, Sarah, wrote: “This is such a disgusting thing to do, you should take it off the market, its out of control, its outrageous and its insane.
Woolworth is an Australian company and we have no problem with people buying their products.”
Another, Laura, said: “Woolies Super Market has been very popular for the last decade and I feel it’s now time for Woolies to be pulled from the Victoria market.”
Wolworth Super Market is in a high-traffic area of the inner-city.
Victoria has a two level pricing system for stores and supermarkets, with supermarkets paying a maximum of 20 per cent of the value of a product to retailers.
It’s a pricing system the Victorian Parliament has criticised for years, and which Woolworth says it “reversed” when it became “unpopular”.
Mr Smith said the supermarket chain would not be moving in any further unless Woolworth removed it from its list of stores in Victoria.
But he said the retailer was not taking action against Woolies until Woolies did.
Mr Harris said Woolies had to move, because the Victorian State Government was “making a mockery of the system” by “failing to reduce its prices”.
He said Woolworth had to “cut its losses” on the Supermarket and “do the right thing”.
Wools Supermarket, which was last listed on the Melbourne Stock Exchange in February, is also facing legal action over a breach of its contractual obligations.
Under Victorian law, Woolworth must pay a minimum of 20 cents per cent more for its products to supermarkets than other stores, such as Woolworth and the Salvation Army.
According to Woolies’ website, its products include: wool sweaters, wool sweats, woollen underwear, silk underwear, wool socks, wool coats, silk coats, wool hats, wool gloves, wool underwear, woolly socks, woollens, wool shirts, wool caps, wool trousers, wool shorts, wool jackets, wool skirts, wool belts, wool wallets, wool handbags, wool shoes, wool luggage, wool footwear, wool accessories, wool wool footwear and more.
A spokesperson for Woolworth said it was aware of the complaints and was considering their validity.
He added: “We are confident that Woolies products are among the best and most affordable in the world.
We have not had a single complaint of price discrimination or price discrimination in the past year.”
“Woolys Super Market stores have been operating in Victoria for almost 30 years and are owned and managed by Woolworth Australia.”
We are committed to ensuring we continue to serve our customers in this highly competitive and competitive market.