Articles tagged Foodstuffs

For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my full Herald on Sunday column, in which I doubt any of Countdown's behaviour will be prosecuted and the ugliness revealed in Shane Jones' allegation is a reflection of the Wal-Martisation of our supermarket industry.

Shane Jones ramped up his attack on the 'Countdown Shakedown' under parliamentary privilege on Wednesday, zeroing in on an Australian manager working for Progressive in New Zealand, although he stopped short of naming him.

The Food and Grocery Council (FGC) has added weight to Labour MP Shane Jones' accusation yesterday under parliamentary privilege that Countdown threatened to pull suppliers' products from their shelves unless they paid backdated cheques to compensate for lost profits.