7 Jul 2022

New watchdog for supermarkets

From Morning Report, 6:49 am on 7 July 2022

The Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister is confident making supermarkets sign up to an enforceable code of conduct will help ease the pain in Kiwis' pockets.

The rules aim to address the imbalance in the bargaining power retailers have had over their suppliers.

But his own officials said there's a risk consumers could still end up paying more.

RNZ Political reporter Giles Dexter has the details.