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Foodstuffs deal not linked to 'merger-specific' grocery-market changes, New Zealand companies say

By James Panichi
  • 16 May 2024 07:03
  • 16 May 2024 07:03
Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island have slammed the suggestion that their proposed merger would harm New Zealand markets for the acquisition of grocery products, telling the country’s regulator that it had failed to identify a “merger-specific change.”

In a submission responding to last month’s statement of issues from the Ne

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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