Supermarkets

Are we paying too much for groceries?

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About the campaign

Kiwi consumers face one of the most concentrated supermarket industries in the world, with just two big players, Countdown and Foodstuffs (owner of the New World and Pak’nSave brands).

Despite this, the industry hasn’t had a lot of scrutiny. We’re calling for that to change so consumers know whether the price they’re paying for groceries is fair.

We’ve made progress: the government has now announced the supermarket industry will be investigated in a market study to be done by the Commerce Commission.


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Keep up with how we're getting on with shining the spotlight on supermarket prices. We'll also keep you up-to-date with our latest news, investigations and invitations to take part in surveys.

In the media

Sneaky, shady, shifty - supermarkets are under scrutiny - The Detail, RNZ, 30 November 2020


Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy - Afternoons, Newstalk ZB, 17 November 2020


Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy - Nine to Noon, RNZ, 17 November 2020


Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy - The Panel, RNZ, 17 November 2020


Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy - Morning Report, RNZ, 29 October 2020


Consumer NZ investigative writer Belinda Castles - The Spinoff, 11 August 2020

The not-so-special supermarket deals

Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy - Lately, RNZ, 5 August 2020


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