In November 2022, Cabinet agreed:
- to apply mandatory unit pricing to online grocery stores, physical stores with a floorspace above 1,000 square metres, and physical stores with a floorspace less than 1000 sqm where unit pricing is displayed voluntarily
- some products would be exempt from the mandatory unit pricing rules where it’s impractical or the benefits are limited
- that unit pricing would be displayed in physical stores and online print advertising
- consistent units of measurement would be used according to a mix of standard and non-standard units of measurement
- to a combination of prescriptive and general requirements for the display of unit pricing, including unit prices to be clear and legible, and at least 25% of the size of the purchase price
We sought feedback on whether the draft regulations were workable in practice and gave effect to the policy intent. We then used this feedback to improve the draft regulations and help ensure they work in practice.
We received 16 submissions on our exposure draft of the Consumer Information Standards (Unit Pricing for Grocery Products) Regulations 2023. We have published submissions where authorised by the submitter.