Foodstuffs North Island is denying claims it’s destroying big parts of Sealord’s operation by taking their product off the shelves.
Katherine Rich from the Food and Grocery Council said Sealord had been told that their product is being deleted because it doesn't give the product margin Foodstuffs North Island want.
Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin told Heather du Plessis-Allan the amount of Sealord as a brand will change in their freezers by 30 per cent.
“We have not made way for imported products like Alaskan pollock, and we are sticking with New Zealand fish that is fished in New Zealand, that is marketed in New Zealand and going into our freezers.”
Quin said that customers can still get frozen Sealord products, but there is a change to their range to make it easier for customers to shop and keep prices under control or get better prices.