AUSTRALIA: Woolworths to ditch apple, pear levy amid negative publicity
Supermarket behemoth Woolworths has withdrawn its controversial three-cents-per-kilogram apple and pear levy over fears of negative publicity. Growers have welcomed the move, and at the annual general meeting of the Australian Apple and Pear Growers Association last week, they responded by passing a motion to work with retailers and develop "appropriate promotional programs that are funded through agreed mechanisms".
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