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Bring on the su­per­mar­ket wars.

Even with the wider Cen­tral Otago com­mu­nity want­ing to do their weekly gro­cery shop in Queen­stown and a cou­ple of mil­lion vis­i­tors a year, it is dif­fi­cult to see how we can sus­tain a 27-check out Pak ‘n Save as well as Count­down, Fresh Choice and sev­eral New World su­per­mar­kets in the re­gion.

It’s not my prob­lem. In fact, I am look­ing for­ward to all these com­pa­nies at­tempt­ing to lure me into the shops with av­o­ca­dos and as­para­gus at jaw-drop­ping prices and ex­ten­sive del­i­catessens with lots of free sam­ples. Dis­counted fresh cut flow­ers work well also.

How­ever, this week­end I imag­ine I won’t have much choice. My chil­dren are hop­ing to meet the stick man and sup­port their friend Emily’s par­ents in their big flash new store.

So we will be shop­ping at Pak ‘n Save. But the next week and the weeks af­ter that will de­pend on the prices and the ex­pe­ri­ence. Do your best to win us over, su­per­mar­kets.

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