About Us

A strong voice for fast moving consumer goods

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council (FGC) is an industry association which represents the manufacturers and suppliers behind New Zealand’s food, beverage, and grocery brands.

Our members represent more than $34 billion in domestic retail sales, more than $31 billion in exports, and directly or indirectly employ about 400,000 people, or one in five people in our workforce*. The $31 billion in exports was 72 per cent of New Zealand’s total merchandise exports in 2014 to 195 countries.

Food and beverage manufacturing is the largest manufacturing sector in New Zealand, representing 44% of total manufacturing income.

FGC promotes the role the industry plays in the health and nutrition of New Zealanders in making better diet and lifestyle choices. It advocates on issues of concern and interest to the industry, and acts as a forum to discuss and pursue those issues.

FGC makes representations to the Government FGC makes representations to the Government, the retailers and other relevant organisations on matters that affect the industry, and liaises with government departments on food legislation, trade practices, and environmental issues, working where needed with a range of stakeholders, including from the fast-moving consumer goods industry and NGOs.

FGC at all times promotes the facts about safe food and good nutrition using an evidence-based approach.