Dec 8 (Reuters) - Australian competition and consumer commission (ACCC)
* Federal court dismissed proceedings brought by ACCC against Woolworths Ltd
* "Federal court ruled that Woolworths' requests for these payments were not unconscionable within the meaning of the Australian consumer law"
* Had alleged that Woolworths had engaged in unconscionable conduct in its dealing with a large number of its suppliers through its "mind the gap" scheme
* Took action as we considered that Woolworths' behaviour went well beyond hard commercial bargaining and is not consistent with business and community values Source text: (bit.ly/2gEfmYc) Further company coverage: