Supermarkets face huge penalties over wholesale rules

Supermarkets face huge penalties over wholesale rules

Supermarkets face huge penalties if they are found guilty of failing to open up their grocery wholesale arms to competitors under proposed new regulations. The NZ Herald reports the penalties range from $500,000 for an individual to $10 million for a company in the...
Katherine Rich: the whisper that roared

Katherine Rich: the whisper that roared

Katherine Rich began raising concerns about supermarket power in the grocery sector over a decade ago, speaking “with very much a whisper”, writes Kate MacNamara. But, as Kate reports, “over the years her voice has both strengthened and joined a...
HSR uptake climbs to 5900

HSR uptake climbs to 5900

FGC member companies are continuing to bring more food products into the Health Star Rating system. At the end of June, they had 3223 products with HSR labels on them – up from the 2935 at the same time last year. The increase is more significant because it...
Raewyn Bleakley to succeed Katherine Rich

Raewyn Bleakley to succeed Katherine Rich

Raewyn Bleakley will be the new Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council, replacing Katherine Rich who is stepping down after 13½ years. Raewyn is an experienced and successful senior leader who has worked across and within government for more...