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Thursday 20 January 2022

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“Unjustified” – Foodstuffs’ Quin doubles down in new ComCom submission 8th December 2021 /

“Unjustified” – Foodstuffs’ Quin doubles down in new ComCom submission

FSNI’s CEO makes a last-ditch attempt to sway the outcome of the Commerce Commission’s market study into the retail grocery sector.


Supermarkets holding “consumers and suppliers to ransom” – NZFGC, Consumer NZ 20th October 2021 /

Supermarkets holding “consumers and suppliers to ransom” – NZFGC, Consumer NZ

In an open letter to Parliament, the unlikely allies call on MPs to support a “strong intervention” into NZ’s grocery market.


ComCom preparing to release draft grocery sector report 19th July 2021 /

ComCom preparing to release draft grocery sector report

A draft report as part of a year-long review of NZ’s highly concentrated grocery sector will be made public next Thursday morning.


Cartel conduct now punishable by jail time 9th April 2021 /

Cartel conduct now punishable by jail time

Cartel conduct included price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging.


ComCom seeks feedback on grocery market study submissions 6th April 2021

ComCom seeks feedback on grocery market study submissions

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on submissions received in response to its Preliminary Issues paper on its grocery sector market study.


ComCom seeks supplier feedback on supermarket study 4th March 2021 /

ComCom seeks supplier feedback on supermarket study

The year-long study looks at whether competition in the grocery sector was working well, and if not, what could be done to improve it.


Grocery sector probe timeline questioned by MBIE 16th December 2020

Grocery sector probe timeline questioned by MBIE

The ministry warns that ComCom’s market study of supermarkets is likely to take longer than a year.


ComCom ‘satisfied’ with Fonterra’s milk pricing 15th December 2020

ComCom ‘satisfied’ with Fonterra’s milk pricing

The Commerce Commission says it is “satisfied” with Fonterra’s milk prices.


Competition, pricing and promotions in ComCom sights 11th December 2020

Competition, pricing and promotions in ComCom sights

Preliminary issues paper released ahead of review into NZ’s highly concentrated sector


Govt launches review into NZ supermarket prices 18th November 2020

Govt launches review into NZ supermarket prices

The Commerce Commission will conduct the investigation to see if Kiwis are paying more than they should be.