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Making the case for compulsory supermarket divestments

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Making the case for compulsory supermarket divestments
Watch the fur fly when the supermarket competition conference opens later this week. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 18 Oct 2021
It would have been around 1972 that my father, then a solicitor, became involved in a scheme so audacious that he made a rare breach of the code of silence surrounding his clients to inform his three sons – aged perhaps 10 and under – of the big secret he was working on.It involved a millionaire Welshman, Albert Gubay, who’d decided to bring competition to New Zealand supermarket shopping by starting a completely new chain of stores, having founded and then sold the Kwik Save supermarket chain in the UK.Dad’s secret miss...

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