Getting compostability right

Getting compostability right

Ensuring accurate claims on product labels is critical to any business, and the laws are clear.  Get it wrong or make a false claim and the result could be disastrous. It could lead to customers buying elsewhere, possibly leading to the demise of the product or even...

Teamwork behind all that FGC does

There is no doubt the main reason the food and grocery sector was able to ensure New Zealanders were able to get through the COVID-19 lockdowns of the past 12 months or so with very little disruption to vital supplies was due to teamwork. That is, teamwork both inside...
Imported goods shortages as logistics issues hit

Imported goods shortages as logistics issues hit

The global supply network is under unprecedented pressure and New Zealand faces a double dose due to proximity and port issues, says FGC. Katherine Rich says: “Nothing is simple. Lead times for imported products have been stretched out by many weeks. “The cost...
FGC members support mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct

FGC members support mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct

FGC members emphatically support a mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct for New Zealand supermarkets. The key findings of an independent survey of members showed: 93% agreed a Code of Conduct is required to help rectify the power imbalance in the duopoly-dominated sector...
Market study submission comments published

Market study submission comments published

The Commerce Commission has published comments from stakeholders responding to submissions on the Preliminary Issues paper for the market study into the grocery sector. FGC made a submission, as did Coeliac NZ, Foodstuffs North Island, and The Warehouse Group. The...

Big changes on the horizon

The role of an effective industry association is to advocate for its members in a strong and positive way. To achieve this, a clear strategy should be developed. The Food & Grocery Council’s strategy for its 300-plus members has three key planks to it: being a...
Commission seeks further feedback on market study

Commission seeks further feedback on market study

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on submissions received in response to its Preliminary Issues paper on the grocery sector market study. It says it received “an extremely positive response” to its online surveys, which were designed to help build a detailed...
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