Suppliers caught in Coles-Woolworths crossfire

Suppliers caught in Coles-Woolworths crossfire

Suppliers to the Australian supermarket duopoly of Coles and Woolworths are being squeezed as the companies fight for market share, according to a brand building specialist. Troy McKinna says to steal market share from each other and to combat ALDI’s low prices, Coles...
Crafting brand transparency

Crafting brand transparency

Getting food labelling right is critical to any food business. Consumers rely on it and sometimes it’s a matter of life and death. Food safety in New Zealand is assumed, but there are many countries where consumers don’t have the same faith, and for good reason....
Woolworths increases lead in Australia market

Woolworths increases lead in Australia market

Woolworths has increased its lead as Australia’s top grocery retailer, taking its share of the total grocery market to 34% last year, up 1.4 percentage points on a year earlier, according to market research company Roy Morgan’s Supermarket & Fresh Food Currency...

Marketing to children

The NZ Herald asked for a response to a survey of 33 Wellington children aged 11 to 13 around marketing tactics such as catchy songs or slogans, free toys and competitions and highlighted the use of sports sponsorship in food marketing. When asked what they would do...

Research for political lobbying

In a small country with a population the size of many cities around the world, New Zealand naturally has a small base of quality academic work suitable for publication. Not surprisingly, when it comes to the peer-review process in New Zealand, quite often...

Mondelez risk assessment tool

You can’t manage a risk unless you first identify it. Mondelez International uses Risk Assessment as a standard HSE tool. But what is Risk Assessment and how does it benefit the business? Risk Assessment is a focused examination of what, in the workplace, could cause...
Heinz Wattie’s boss Mike Pretty chairs FGC

Heinz Wattie’s boss Mike Pretty chairs FGC

Heinz Wattie’s Managing Director Mike Pretty is the new Chair of the NZ Food and Grocery Council. He replaces Tim Deane, former Managing Director of Goodman Fielder NZ, who has moved to a position outside the industry, as executive general manager business banking at...

Strongest message needed on food tampering

Now that it’s happened, I doubt too many people disagree with the ban on plastic shopping bags. I think many understand that overuse of plastic is becoming a problem right through the environment, and particularly for marine life and the ramifications down that food...

Putting nonsense in its place

I was hoping 2019 would be a year of constructive reports on issues around obesity and wellness so we could make further headway on them. But it was only mid-January when British medical journal The Lancet published a report calling for people to eat a mouthful of...
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