Opinion

Strolling to supermarket competition reform

Cameron Bagrie
Thu, 10 Mar 2022

Strolling to supermarket competition reform
Supermarket owners will be both relieved and cautious after this week's report. (Image: Getty)
Cameron Bagrie
Thu, 10 Mar 2022
The Commerce Commission’s final report on supermarkets took a pedestrian approach as opposed to the prescriptive solutions put on the table in its preliminary assessment, such as forced sales of supermarkets. The challenge now is to ensure the pedestrian route is at a quick march and not a crawl. The champagne flutes would have been out for the supermarket industry post the final report, and the building industry, who are next on the commission’s inquiry list. The competition authority is now two for two, delivering, on th...

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