Statement of Issues released for proposed Foodstuffs merger

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of issues relating to an application from Foodstuffs North Island Limited and Foodstuffs South Island Limited seeking clearance to merge.

The Statement of Issues outlines the Commission’s possible competition issues with the acquisition following its initial investigation. The Statement of Issues is not a final decision and does not mean that the Commission intends to decline or clear the merger.

The Commission is seeking submissions from Foodstuffs North Island, Foodstuffs South Island and other interested parties on the issues raised in the Statement of Issues.

The Statement of Issues, along with other documents related to the Commission’s investigation on the parties’ application, can be found on the case register.

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