Media response: length of time products on sale

Media response: length of time products on sale

  Stuff asked FGC if it was common knowledge among suppliers that products tend to be on sale longer over the course of a year in Australia than New Zealand. Why is the Kiwi market so much more price-driven? Is it a product of the high cost of groceries here compared...
Weights & Measures

Weights & Measures

Changes have been made to weights & measures legislation and regulations concerning traders who sell products by weight or measure. The main changes involve: Requiring traders who deliver goods sold by weight or measure to a purchaser outside your business...
Winning in January/Summer

Winning in January/Summer

A Winning in January/Summer toolkit was launched by FGC, Foodstuffs and Progressive in 2016. It’s aimed at improving stock positions over key seasonal times such as summer, but can also apply at times such as Easter. It is based on the ECRA/ TPF model, which has been...
School & Community Initiatives

School & Community Initiatives

FGC and its member companies are committed to being strongly supportive of encouraging healthy lifestyles and reducing harm in the community. As such, many companies have launched initiatives or joined with others or non-government organisations such as the Heart...
Fighting Obesity

Fighting Obesity

New Zealand, like many countries, is facing a growing obesity problem. Although we are not near the worst in the world for the percentage of our population regarded as obese, our position at 29th (29.20% of our population) is still too high. And we don’t rate well...
Health Star Rating System

Health Star Rating System

The Food & Grocery Council is a strong advocate for and a key player in the Health Star Rating system ­- the front of pack labelling system designed to help shoppers make quicker and easier healthier food choices by comparing products in the same category. HSR...

Reformulation

The food industry agrees that obesity is at a concerning level, so it is putting a huge amount of effort into reformulating food and beverage products to remove sugar, fat or salt and provide consumers with healthier options. This work has been ongoing for years. As a...
Folic Acid Fortification

Folic Acid Fortification

The NZ Food and Grocery Council and the NZ Baking Industry Trust commissioned a report into folic acid fortification to get an update on the science. This report was conducted by Professor A. David Smith, of the Department of Pharmacology at Oxford University, and...

Guideline for shelf-ready packaging

The Trading Partner Forum has endorsed a trans-Tasman guideline for shelf ready packaging that aims to deliver alignment on key issues, providing a consistent approach across the Australian and New Zealand industries. The TPF, a forum of the Australian FGC, says the...
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