Why is Countdown acting like the Godfather?

The tipline has started humming with some nasty rumours about Countdown.

The tipsters are saying that Australian owned Countdown is struggling to be competitive against their arch rival Foodstuff’s owned Pak N Save. So much so that they’ve had a dictate from their Australian masters that they need to tickle up local Kiwi suppliers for more coin.

They also say that the approaches are embarrassing and they come across as literally extortion tactics over New Zealand businesses supplying their Countdown supermarkets.

It’s like pay up or else.

Sounds like a war is brewing in supermarket land.

The Godfather would be proud…