Grocery Market Study online conference

Grocery Market Study online conference

As the Commerce Commission’s virtual conference on its Grocery Market Study continues, commentator Ernie Newman reviews the first few days of what he calls compelling viewing. His article in the New Zealand Herald begins: “In a lockdown almost any pastime beats...
FGC and Consumer NZ join to combat supermarket power

FGC and Consumer NZ join to combat supermarket power

The NZ Food & Grocery Council and Consumer NZ have published a joint open letter to Parliament today calling for a shake-up of the supermarket industry. They want the following changes to benefit consumers and suppliers: A mandatory Code of Conduct for...
Grocery sector and the case for change

Grocery sector and the case for change

NZ Herald reporter Kate MacNamara interviews Katherine Rich and looks at the supermarket duopoly, the market study, and the changes needed. It begins: “The goliath market power of New Zealand’s supermarket duopoly is now clearly in slingshot range of the...
What does democratic shelving look like now?

Food and grocery soldiers

Following the announcement of the latest Level 4 lockdown, the Police tweeted, “Go Home, Stay Home. You’re It”, in reference to a favourite childhood game for many of us. At the time, I thought it was clever and humorous social media, but I didn’t appreciate how well...