Forced sale of supermarket assets still an option

Forced sale of supermarket assets still an option

The forced sale of some supermarket assets is still an option as the Government tries to boost competition and combat rising prices, according to a new report. The report was commissioned by the Government. NZ Herald business reporter Kate MacNamara obtained it, along...
Changes will deliver a fairer sector

Changes will deliver a fairer sector

Almost everyone shops at a grocery store on a regular basis, so what is happening in the grocery industry in 2023 will be relevant to most Kiwis as consumers, as well as having significant impact on retailers and suppliers. The NZ Food and Grocery Council represents...
Grocery bill submissions published

Grocery bill submissions published

The select committee considering the Grocery Industry Competition Bill has made public the submissions it received on the bill. FGC was one of the 29 submissions, which also included Woolworths NZ, the Commerce Commission, Consumer NZ, Night ‘n Day, The Warehouse...
Interview: The Platform

Interview: The Platform

Raewyn Bleakley sat down with Sean Plunket of The Platform to discuss current grocery issues. On the agenda: rising prices and consumers shopping around; CO2 supply (NZ being reliant on one supplier and costs up 8x); options for more competition in the market; the...
Forced sale of supermarket assets still an option

Government moves on unit pricing

MBIE will soon consult the grocery industry on technical details for a unit pricing standard to ensure it works effectively in practice in supermarkets. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark announced a few days before Christmas that the Government is...

Grocery Market study ruled a big year

2022 will go down as one of the most eventful in both the history of the Food & Grocery Council and the industry as a whole. And hard on its heels, 2023 is looming as one of the most significant. Long before I took over as chief executive in October, after...