WOOLWORTHS’ sneaky headstart on roast chooks will have Gladys crying fowl.
Customers walking into Woolworths stores just after lunch on Anzac Day would have found freshly baked bread, hot roast chickens and fully stocked deli and seafood displays.
But the supermarket giant could be facing more than $2.5 million in fines for breaches of strict Anzac Day trading restrictions in New South Wales, news.com.au can reveal.
Woolworths stores across the state allowed staff into stores as early as 9:00am on Monday to receive deliveries, cook chickens, prepare seafood and bake bread, in apparent defiance of a direct order from NSW Industrial Relations Minister Gladys Berejiklian.
Under NSW law, Anzac Day is classified as a restricted trading day, with large retailers including Coles, Aldi and Woolworths not permitted to open before 1:00pm.
Source : heraldsun.com.au