Often people who financial mentors assist are facing difficulty paying for essential items like groceries. Whānau in Aotearoa should have clear and consistent information while shopping to ensure that they are able to purchase the items that most suit them and their budget. The prominent display of unit pricing should be easy to use so that whānau can easily compare products while they shop.
We strongly agree with the responses that Consumer NZ have given to the discussion document questions. In particular, we highlight our support in there needing to be access to guidance and education around the mandatory unit pricing and what whānau can expect when shopping for groceries. Adequate monitoring and enforcement are also crucial to ensure that the system works as it is intended.