Sugar tax claim not backed by facts

Sugar tax claim not backed by facts

A claim that a tax of 10% on sugary drinks will reduce long-term consumption by 10% is not backed up by the facts, says the Food & Grocery Council. Otago University researchers say this in a report after looking at places where taxes on sugary drinks have been...
Challenges from industry innovation

Challenges from industry innovation

The global food and grocery industry demonstrated a positive direction and how it’s working in the interests of consumers at Food Industry Asia’s ‘Food for the Future Summit’ conference in Singapore last month. It attracted leaders from across the food and grocery...
First-of-its-kind online manual handling resource

First-of-its-kind online manual handling resource

A first-of-its-kind online tool to train employees in how to avoid manual handling injuries has been developed and launched by the NZ Food & Grocery Council. The First Move Manual Handling Programme is an easy-to-use and effective course that addresses the risks...
Manual handling online course

Manual handling online course

Manual handling injuries across the food and grocery industry are more common than they should be. In line with NZ Food & Grocery Council’s accent on the many aspects of health & safety, its Health & Safety Working Group, together with injury prevention...
Costco will be good for suppliers, consumers

Costco will be good for suppliers, consumers

Bulk discount retailer Costco will be good for both New Zealand suppliers and consumers. FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich welcomed the announcement that the world’s second biggest retailer is seeking consents to build a 14,000sqm warehouse in Westgate in Auckland....
Helping consumers lead healthier lives

Helping consumers lead healthier lives

When I know so much is being done by the dairy industry to be good stewards of the land and to produce high-quality nutritious foods, I get disappointed to read such negativity about our No 1 industry. The idea that dairy farmers are happily collecting their big...
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...
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