Grocery Supply Code of Conduct for New Zealand

Grocery Supply Code of Conduct for New Zealand

Grocery Commissioner Pierre van Heerden has published an Open Letter to the grocery sector on the introduction of the Grocery Supply Code of Conduct (‘the Code’). The new Code comes into force on 28 September 2023.

The letter sets out the purpose of the Code and what suppliers and the regulated retailers in the grocery sector can expect from the Commission. The Grocery Commissioner also sets out his expectations of the regulated grocery retailers and suppliers.

“My vision for a more competitive grocery sector in the future is one that includes a trading environment that is fairer and more conducive to confident, innovative suppliers, but it is more broadly about Kiwis getting more choice and more competitive prices from increased competition between suppliers, wholesalers and retailers,” says van Heerden.

The letter can be found on the Commerce Commission website:

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