Supermarkets could face $10m fines for Code breaches

Supermarkets could face $10m fines for Code breaches

Countdown and Foodstuffs could face fines of up to $10 million or three times any commercial gain they received if they breached the proposed new supermarket Code of Conduct – whichever was higher – according to a newly released Cabinet paper. It shows Ministers...
Two more steps towards better and fairer deals

Two more steps towards better and fairer deals

Mark 6 July 2022 down as another significant day in the history of New Zealand’s food & grocery industry. That was the day two more steps were taken towards introducing better and fairer deals for supermarket shoppers and suppliers – the establishment of a Grocery...
FGC, APCO join to increase packaging recyclability

FGC, APCO join to increase packaging recyclability

The recycling of packaging in New Zealand is set to increase thanks to a new partnership between FGC and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation which will advance the uptake of the Australasian Recycling Label. The ARL is an on-pack labelling scheme that helps...
Commissioner will hold supermarkets’ feet to fire

Commissioner will hold supermarkets’ feet to fire

The Food & Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s latest steps towards better and fairer deals for supermarket shoppers and suppliers. “Establishing a Grocery Commissioner inside the Commerce Commission is a great move,” a spokesman says. “This shows very...