Market study submissions published

Market study submissions published

The Commerce Commission has today published the 87 submissions it has received on its draft report on the market study into the grocery sector. You can find them on their website along with NZFGC’s submission and a report we commissioned into the effects of private...
So what does the UK want for dinner these days?

So what does the UK want for dinner these days?

There are significant opportunities for New Zealand food and beverage exports in the United Kingdom in a post-Brexit world, according to a new report. It’s the latest Food and Beverage Information Project market research report and is entitled ‘What does the United...
Foodstuffs NI finally acknowledges industry problems

Foodstuffs NI finally acknowledges industry problems

Foodstuffs North Island’s announcement it agrees with the establishment of a Grocery Code of Conduct is the first time it has acknowledged there is a serious problem with competition in the sector, says the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. “This is an epic...
An opportunity we must take

An opportunity we must take

Anyone doubting the thoroughness with which the Commerce Commission would conduct its market study into competition issues concerning consumers, retailers and suppliers in the grocery sector would have been well and truly silenced by their draft report. At a whopping...
Supply chain holding up very well

Supply chain holding up very well

New Zealand’s grocery supply chain is holding up very well despite the increased pressure of the lockdowns and the closure of some supermarkets in Auckland, says Katherine Rich. “There are no shortages of food and groceries that I’m aware of, nor do we expect any....
Auckland COVID border travel register open

Auckland COVID border travel register open

Essential Businesses can now apply for permission to cross the Auckland COVID border when the rest of the country moves to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm tonight. Businesses with workers needing to cross the boundary can apply for Business Travel Documents if they meet...
An opportunity we must take

Grocery market study report a wake-up call

There’s been a lot to take in from the Commerce Commission’s draft report on their market study into New Zealand’s grocery sector. There’s no doubt everyone wants lower grocery prices, and that’s what was behind the Government’s instruction to the commission: was...
An opportunity we must take

Facing NZ’s logistics nightmare

The New Zealand economy has been built on the export of food, kicked off in a big way by the first successful shipment of frozen meat on the ‘Dunedin’ to Great Britain from Totara, in Otago, in 1882. Of course, there was exporting before that, with the first trades...
COVID-19 not a food safety hazard, says FAO

COVID-19 not a food safety hazard, says FAO

The virus that causes COVID-19 is not a direct food safety concern, according to updated guidance from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The guidance replaces interim guidance from the FAO and World Health Organisation on coronavirus and food...