'Blame carbon tax' says Brumby's memo
ONE of Australia's largest bakery chains, Brumby's, is under fire for an internal memo that suggests franchisees increase their prices and "let the carbon tax take the blame".
In the memo, Brumby's managing director Deane Priest says there are some simple things franchisees can do to find extra sales.
"We are doing an RRP (recommended retail price) review at present which is projected to be in line with CPI (Consumer Price Index), but take the opportunity to make some moves in June and July," Mr Priest wrote in the June edition of Backmix - an internal publication.
"Let the carbon tax take the blame, after all, your costs will be going up due to it."
The memo, which was obtained by the West Australian Newspaper and provided to the ABC, has prompted action by the competition watchdog.
Read more at ABC news online.