New group aims at duopoly to lower grocery prices

New group aims at duopoly to lower grocery prices

A new consumer action group is taking aim at the two supermarket giants and promising to lobby aggressively for lower grocery prices, the NZ Herald reports. The group, which does not yet have a name, is being fronted by former Consumer NZ Chief Executive Sue Chetwin,...
New staff appointments at NZFGC

New staff appointments at NZFGC

NZFGC is pleased to announce two appointments heading into 2024 – Holly Cotter as General Manager and Donnell Alexander as Health and Regulatory Manager. Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley said: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Holly and Donnell...
NZFGC discusses range of issues with Grocery Commissioner

NZFGC discusses range of issues with Grocery Commissioner

NZFGC has met with the Grocery Commissioner and Commerce Commission officials to discuss a range of issues. NZFGC Board members, Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley, Grocery Commissioner Pierre van Heerden and officials from the Grocery Team at the Commerce Commission met...
Woolworths NZ’s profits drop 52%

Woolworths NZ’s profits drop 52%

Woolworths NZ’s profits dropped 52 per cent in the last full year, with rising costs pushing up operational costs for the grocery retailer, the NZ Herald reports. The New Zealand arm of Australian-owned supermarket giant Woolworths still came out with $76 million in...
New group aims at duopoly to lower grocery prices

Iwi planning new 20-30 store supermarket chain -report

A consortium of iwi is reported to be in advanced talks over setting up a new supermarket chain, initially with between 20 and 30 stores, to take on Countdown and Foodstuffs. Stuff, quoting “multiple sources”, says Waikato Tainui, through its commercial arm Tainui...
Unit pricing now in supermarkets

Unit pricing now in supermarkets

Supermarkets are now required to display unit pricing on grocery products. The change applied from the end of August. Consumer Affairs Minister Duncan Webb said the new regulations will make it easier for consumers to compare product prices. Supermarket will be...