Foodstuffs Vs Vendors: Two tribes going to war

In late 2019 early 2020 Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) announced their intention to implement a new commercial model to underpin their growth and performance going forward. Looking at these recent negotiation trends, it appears that FSNI’s strategy has been to move the multiple revenue / income streams across their previous business model into one centralised income stream that has minimal to no risk for FSNI.

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Does New Zealand need a Grocery Code of Conduct?

For several years Australian suppliers raised allegations and complaints against the major grocery retailers in Australia relating to inappropriate use of market power by the retailers in a highly concentrated market similar to New Zealand. This had such serious implications for the Australian grocery industry and supplier base, that it became a catalyst for the creation of the Australian Grocery Code of Conduct. In 2015 Australia launched its Grocery Code of Conduct.

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