Australia’s Woolworths Group is one of two major companies dominating the supermarket landscape © Photo by Peter Parks/AFP via GettyImages
Australia’s Woolworths Group is one of two major companies dominating the supermarket landscape © Photo by Peter Parks/AFP via GettyImages

Tougher action needed to end grocery duopoly

16 May 2022

Pressure group Consumer NZ has urged the government to consider regulating wholesale supply to the country’s supermarkets or creating a state-owned wholesaler to head off food price rises.

The group said recent recommendations in a Commerce Commission grocery market study did not go far enough and relied too much on the willingness of the country’s major supermarket chains to supply competitors at a fair wholesale price.

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