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, who says it is time for a “consumer-led response” to the consolidation that has led to Foodstuffs and Woolworths dominating New Zealand’s $22 billion supermarket industry.
Writing in the NZ Herald today, she says: “There’s a social emergency here that needs more decisive action than has been shown so far. The issue needs to be on the new Government’s ‘to-do’ list. We need solutions now.”