Supermarket study will need more time – MBIE

Supermarket study will need more time – MBIE
Paul McBeth
The Commerce Commission’s market study into New Zealand’s grocery sector will be stretched to meet its 12-month deadline. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment told incoming Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark in November that it thought the supermarket study would take 16 months, wrapping up in May 2022, meaning the next investigation into building supplies could start in June of that year. As it was, Clark set a Nov. 23, 2021 deadline for the commission to make its final report. The terms of...

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