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Break-up grocery duopoly and guarantee liveable incomes – Greens

4th April 2022 By Staff Reporter | news@foodticker.co.nz | @foodtickernz

The Green Party is calling on Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs David Clark to break up the supermarket duopoly, citing an inequality crisis.

The party’s spokesperson for commerce and consumer affairs, Ricardo Menéndez, said there were two very clear opportunities to make it possible for every family to afford the food they need: firstly, immediately increase benefits to liveable levels; and secondly, break up the supermarket duopoly.

“We all want children to have access to healthy, nourishing kai,” Menéndez said.

“However, as the Commerce Commission recently showed, supermarkets are raking in $430m a year in excess profits as thousands of families struggle to put food on the table.”

 

 


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