Commission extends timeline for Foodstuffs merger application

The Commerce Commission has agreed to an extension of time to consider the Foodstuffs merger application with the parties. A decision from the Commission, whether to clear the application or issue a Statement of Unresolved Issues, is now due on 21 June 2024.

Preserving the competitiveness of markets in New Zealand is an enduring priority for the Commission, and we continue to carefully scrutinise the implications of the proposed merger of Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island for suppliers and consumers.

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