Green Party calls on Commerce Commission to investigate supermarket duopoly

Supermarkets should be the next industry to come under scrutiny once the law has passed that allows for the Commerce Commission to properly investigate petrol companies in New Zealand, says Green Party MP Gareth Hughes. 

Supermarkets should be the next industry to come under scrutiny once the law has passed that allows for the Commerce Commission to properly investigate petrol companies in New Zealand, says Green Party MP Gareth Hughes. 

“For far too long, the supermarket duopoly between Foodstuffs and Woolworths has hurt producers, growers and small business in New Zealand. 

“The Green Party have long called for New Zealand supermarkets to be fairer and more transparent. 

“In 2014, the Green Party introduced a Bill to Parliament that would ensure a Compulsory Code of Conduct and an adjudicator that would investigate and resolve breaches of the code.

“They should absolutely be investigated by the Commerce Commission following an investigation of the petrol industry, this would benefit both suppliers and consumers”. 

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