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Supermarket reform: what are the options?

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 27 Apr 2022

Supermarket reform: what are the options?
A Telecom moment may beckon for consumer affairs minister David Clark (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 27 Apr 2022
In about a month, ministers will consider a draft code of conduct for supermarket owners that should – if it works – make the grocery sector more competitive. In June, they will release that code for public consultation.The main question on ministers’ minds will be: is this enough?When the Commerce Commission issued its final report on competition in the grocery sector on March 8, its recommendations fell far short of the most muscular of the proposals included in its draft report last year.Critics flayed the final report as h...

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