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Consumer NZ

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Consumer NZ calls out major brands for greenwashing

“Green marketing is powerful because it’s assuring – but if it’s inaccurate, it’s not okay.”

Consumer alleges Fair Trading breaches by NZ grocery duopoly

“We found that dodgy multi-buys were most common at Foodstuffs stores, and specials that were more expensive than the or...

‘Alarming’ levels of sodium in ultra-processed foods, warns Consumer NZ

The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand wants government-led “salt reduction targets” to reduce the burden of stroke on com...

Consumer NZ study finds supermarket specials not what they seem

In one example, dog food priced at $2.79 per unit was "on-sale" for an 'extremely low' price of two for $6.
Detergents discovered to wash no better than water, NZ consumer watchdog finds

Some laundry detergents ‘no better than water’ says consumer watchdog

The detergents were ranked on how well they removed collar and cuff marks, everyday grime, grass stains, olive oil, and ...

NZ consumer lobby shames FMCG brands over plastic waste

“Customers are getting increasingly frustrated with all the extra packaging,” said Consumer NZ head of content Caitlin C...

Grocery retailing duopoly “not serving” New Zealanders

Rivals "unable to compete with the major grocery retailers on price and product range" says Commerce Commission.

Expensive not always best: study

Paying for top-shelf creams doesn’t always guarantee superior results.