23 Jan 2024

Investigation into supermarkets as shoppers struggle with costs

From Checkpoint, 5:19 pm on 23 January 2024

A Wellington mum says she's relying on bread and pasta to keep food costs down and fill tummies at home.

Shoppers say fruit, veggies, meat and dairy products are blowing the budget and they're looking for alternatives to manage costs.

At the same time, the Commerce Commission is investigating the two big supermarket chains over pricing and promotional practices.

Our reporter Jemima Huston has more.