The Australian government announced today (26 June) that it will abandon its GroceryChoice price comparison website, five days before it was due to be relaunched.

Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Emerson, said that publishing up-to-date information on grocery prices throughout Australia was not “feasible”.

The Australina government launched the GroceryChoice wedsite at the suggestion of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following the conclusion of its inquiry into the grocery sector.