A new report from Australian retailer manicure chain stores says they are becoming more expensive, with most of the brands that make them now selling them for more than $100 per bottle.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it had been receiving more than 5,000 complaints about the price of some of the priciest manicures, including one at a French manicure shop that was selling them at $150 per bottle in Sydney’s west.
“The prices of some products, particularly those of luxury brands, have become increasingly expensive for customers, leading to an increasing number of customers seeking alternatives,” the ACCC said in its consumer complaints report.
The ACCC is not the only regulator investigating the rise in manicures.
It has also begun a review of the Australian Government’s health policy, and said it would hold an open forum with industry representatives to discuss the matter next month.
“We’re not looking at it in isolation, but we are going to hold an audience with some of these companies,” ACCC chairperson Tim Wilson said.
“There’s a lot of issues that need to be sorted out.”
The ACCc’s review will examine how the Government’s policy on health care is working, and what the ACCc expects to learn from the review.
It is likely that some of those concerns will come up at a hearing next month, when the ACCCs public inquiry is expected to investigate the Governments health policy.
Topics:business-economics-and-finance,health,health-policy,healthcare-facilities,drugs-and/or-substance-abuse,drug-offences,consumer-protection,market-and.marketing,consumer,melbourne-3000,vic,australiaContact James O’BrienMore stories from Victoria