What the Commerce Commission’s building supplies study told us

What the Commerce Commission’s building supplies study told us
Fletcher Building said dropping Gib rebates won't affect profits. (Image: Gib)
Jenny Ruth
Fletcher Building’s Gib brand grabbed the headlines when the Commerce Commission delivered its final report from its market study of building supplies, just as it did when shortages of building supplies burst into the headlines earlier this year.The commission's decision to launch its third inquiry into Fletcher’s subsidiary Winstone Wallboards’ rebate practices in selling Gib guaranteed that Gib was the focus of the media.And Fletcher’s attempt to head off that third inquiry by scrapping the particular rebates the r...

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