From great ideas to significant operations

Working for the food and grocery sector, it’s a privilege to visit companies behind many of the products on our supermarket shelves, to meet the teams and see first-hand their heritage and innovation. Start-up stories are fascinating. From the concrete mixer that...
FGC welcomes proposals on unfair business conduct

FGC welcomes proposals on unfair business conduct

The NZ Food & Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s proposals to introduce legislation prohibiting “unconscionable”, or unfair, business conduct and protecting businesses from unfair contract terms. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says this is a pro-business...

The big packaging challenge

Today we live in a throwaway society. Every day we use stuff that can’t be re-used or recycled, so we throw it away. It’s much different to my grandmother’s generation. She saved everything, even flour bags. What couldn’t be fed to the chooks or burnt on the fire...

Best-Before Q&A

What’s your opinion on best-before dates? Best-before dates provide good information to consumers and also confidence to manufacturers that their products can be presented and judged appropriately. They tell a consumer that before a certain date the product will be in...

Tackling plastic – it’s not all bad

Plastic is everywhere. It’s used in almost every industry you can think of – construction, transportation, electronics, healthcare, and agriculture. And when you look down the supermarket aisle you can see how big a part it plays in the food and grocery sector. It’s...
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