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Commerce Commission

Commerce Commission Archives

Countdown supermarkets

Why there’s no magic way to make NZ supermarkets more competitive

A review of the big players was certainly due. New Zealand has one of the most concentrated grocery retailing sectors in...

Kiwis ‘not served well’ by grocery duopoly, but report reactions mixed

“The commission makes it clear the market is not working. There is muted competition between the two main companies, whi...
Countdown supermarkets

Reckoning day nears for grocery retail duopoly

The final report by the Commerce Commission on its market study into New Zealand’s grocery sector will be published next...

Global probe launched into supply-chain cartel conduct

Cartel conduct harms consumers by preventing businesses from providing quality services at better prices.

The TV Shop fined for not complying to warranty disclosures

The company sold 18,190 extended warranties to customers for $1,974,723 – but did not properly explain to customers what...

Petrol retailers face new rules for pricing displays

The Commerce Commission requires all petrol stations to display standard prices for all fuels they sell under new regula...

Moola cartel court ruling a warning to businesses using Google Ads

A High Court ruling in a case involving fast-cash service Moola has significance to all companies using Google Ads to pr...

Foodstuffs CEO pours cold water over forced separation plans

Chris Quin says profits at grocery giant are in line with those in overseas markets, questions need for change.

Dairies call for grocery duopoly’s wholesale, retail arms to be split

The nation’s dairy owners have urged the Commerce Commission to “think small”, arguing that their 4000-strong nationwide...

Commerce Commission case against Bunnings’ pricing dismissed

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has seen its case against Bunnings Warehouse thrown out, after alleging had misled cus...

Safety Warehouse warned over misleading “The Drop” event

“Businesses have a responsibility to be upfront and clear about what they're offering – they must not tell half-truths o...

Kmart to review toy safety procedures after regulatory probe

Kmart will change the way it age grades its home brand toys in New Zealand after a Commerce Commission investigation fou...

HP gains final clearance for resale price maintenance

HP New Zealand has been cleared to engage in resale price maintenance (RPM), the Commerce Commission has determined.

HP set to receive clearance for retail price management of online store

Interested parties now have the opportunity to make submissions on the commission’s preliminary decision until August 20...

Trade Me wins clearance to buy Homes site

Trade Me is now free to purchase online property sales site after the Commerce Commission cleared the acquis...

Royal jelly supplements misled public on origin of product, fined $377,000

Claims of "100% New Zealand" shot down as ComCom finds ingredients sourced from China.
Grocery shopping

Online grocer welcomes ‘duopoly’ finding, calls for Government support

According to the Commission’s report, New Zealand’s fringe supermarkets are unable to compete with Countdown and Foodstu...
Countdown supermarkets

Grocery retailing duopoly “not serving” New Zealanders

Rivals "unable to compete with the major grocery retailers on price and product range" says Commerce Commission.

Commerce Commission isn’t sold on TradeMe’s potential property site purchase

TradeMe is aiming to buy up, though the watchdog believes this could lessen competition.

Strandbags hit with seven counts of misleading sales practices: ComCom

The Commerce Commission alleges that between July 2018 and January 2020, Strandbags used misleading sales practices to s...