An online petition has gathered more than 32,000 signatures, calling on Woolworths, IGA and Coles to get cracking on the idea.
James Bennett, who started the petition, said: “We have websites that assist us [in] finding Australian Made but having a dedicated area in the major chains, would make it even easier and more productive for shoppers looking to support local companies providing Australian made products.
“Imagine having an area or aisle dedicated to Australian made products, this would help support Australian business, jobs, and save us shoppers a lot of time.
“It’s time to start paying a few dollars extra and supporting local business, which in turn supports us.
STEWART PERRIE in NEWS