Aldi Joins Woolworths In Axing Australia Day Merchandise

Aldi has become the latest supermarket chain to announce it will not sell Australia Day merchandise this year.

The retailer each year would sell a variety of Australia Day themed products as part of its Australia Day Special Buys catalogue, but it confirmed a similar event would not go ahead this year.

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The Daily Telegraph revealed Aldi’s 592 Australian stores would instead sell items including slow juicers, anti-snore pillows and automatic pool cleaners.

While Aldi confirmed it would not go ahead with its Special Buys catalogue, the retailer has refused to comment further.

It comes after Woolworth Group announced this week all Woolworths and Big Ws would also not stock Australian themed products this month.

On Thursday, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton called on Australians to boycott Woolworths following its decision – and said to shop at Coles, IGA, and Aldi.

“I think it’s up to customers whether they want to go in and buy the product or not, Mr Dutton told 2GB radio.  

“If they don’t want to celebrate Australia Day, well that’s a decision for them, but I think people should boycott Woolworths.

“I would advise very strongly to take your business elsewhere and go to IGA or Coles or Aldi. I think until we get common sense out of a company like Woolworths, I don’t think they should be supported by the public.”

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