The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council (FGC) is an industry association that represents the manufacturers and suppliers behind New Zealand’s food, beverage, and grocery brands.
The sector generates more than $40 billion sales in the New Zealand domestic retail food, beverage, and grocery products market, and $34 billion in export revenue from exports to 195 countries – representing 65% of total merchandise exports and 46% of total goods and services exports.
Food and beverage manufacturing is the largest manufacturing sector in New Zealand, representing 45% of total manufacturing income. Our members directly or indirectly employ more than 493,000 people – one in five of the workforce.
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, 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.