Supermarket consumers are getting ‘screwed’

April, 2023 – A group of New Zealand grocery suppliers say supermarket consumers are being “screwed” after revealing the price they sell their goods to the major players.

This is not new. I recall a particular discussion between my late father and our neighbour market gardener in Pukekohe in the early 70s. They discussed, angrily, how these supermarkets always dictated the price paid to growers and if they wanted a special on say carrots or potatoes that week, it was the poor grower that provided the discount, never the supermarket. If they didn’t agree, they lost the contract to someone who would comply. Seems they’re still as evil as ever, to both their suppliers and customers…. Ed.