Re-setting the narrative on obesity

Re-setting the narrative on obesity

Whether people follow the grocery sector in detail or take a casual interest as shoppers, most would be aware of the transformation that has taken place in supermarket aisles over the past decade as manufacturers work hard to develop and launch healthier formulations...

Shopping in a post Covid-19 world

There’s been a lot of speculation about what our post Covid-19 world will look like, and how our daily lives will change and our businesses might have to adapt. Long-term, it’s anyone’s guess, and will depend on how quickly the world can rid itself of the virus and...
CEO leads FGC presence at marketing summit

CEO leads FGC presence at marketing summit

FGC CEO Katherine Rich and members Pic Picot of Pic’s Peanut Butter fame and Samantha Firsow of IRI will be among speakers at the 2020 FMCG Business Marketing Summit in September. Katherine will speak on marketing in New Zealand and around the world, Pic’s topic...
Food and grocery supply back to normal

Food and grocery supply back to normal

The supply of food and grocery products to New Zealand supermarkets, Four Squares and dairies is back to normal. FGC CEO Katherine Rich says the few gaps in supply that were apparent in Levels 4 and 3 – due solely to stockpiling and some panic buying – have now...

Lockdown grocery shopping trends set to continue

The food and grocery industry has just experienced a period like no other. The eight or so weeks leading to our exit from COVID-19 Alert Level 3 have been a time of pressure not seen since the days of rationing during the Great Depression and World War II. As demand...

ASEAN food & beverage industry feels early impacts

Industry Asia and the ASEAN Food & Beverage Alliance says the food and beverage industry is beginning to feel the early impacts in their supply chain, including business operations, logistic service, and retail to customers. The...

Saluting our lockdown grocery heroes

There have been lots of grocery heroes through the Level 4 lockdown, and I’d like to acknowledge some of them. It’s a frantic time for the sector, with suppliers and supermarkets working overtime to ensure the huge public demand for groceries is met. And with people...
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