Super prices at supermarkets need explaining
Consumer Rights Spokesperson
Super prices at supermarkets need
New Zealand’s supermarket duopoly needs
to do some serious explaining as to why their fruit and
vegetables are so pricey, Labour’s Consumer Rights
spokesperson Carol Beaumont says.
“An Otago University
report shows Kiwi households are likely
to be spending upwards of $2500 a year more on their fruit
and veges if they buy them from a supermarket rather than
their local market.
“Given ever increasing power prices
and rising interest rates, there are not too many families
that wouldn’t find an extra $49 a week in their pocket
“Unfortunately not everyone has access to a
market, and the supermarkets know that.
time for some transparency around pricing.
Government it seems the rewards are concentrated at the top.
Lower down the food chain everyone else appears to be
getting a raw deal.
“Supermarkets don’t have to wait
for the Commerce Commission’s report to change their
“They could start now - by bringing their
fruit and vegetable prices into line with local
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