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 hanging around taking bets on the 1pm announcement. So last week’s start of the Commerce Commission’s online conference about our grocery market has been a fascinating spectacle. Competition law, market structures and economics are not everyone’s cuppa, but the enormous stakes in this battle to escape from our supermarket duopoly have made the opening salvos compelling viewing.”

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