Grocery council says Foodstuffs hopeful merger has been talked about for years

Grocery council says Foodstuffs hopeful merger has been talked about for years
Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstruffs South Island want to become one entity. (Image: Foodstuffs)
Ella Somers
The chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council says the news of Foodstuffs' hopeful merger has been a “much-talked-about prospect” for many years.The country's grocery sector and consumers alike will keep an eagle eye on Foodstuffs following the news that its North Island and South Island co-operatives want to merge.The NZ Herald reported on Tuesday that the supermarket giant had decided to apply to the Commerce Commission to try and merge the two entities into one.  While the rest of the grocery sector...

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