No evidence virus transmitted on food or food packaging

No evidence virus transmitted on food or food packaging

There is no evidence food, food packaging, or food handling are a source or transmission route for the Covid-19 virus, according to a study by the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods. It says: “Despite the billions of meals consumed...
Health Stars now on 5250 products

Health Stars now on 5250 products

The number of products displaying the Health Star Rating labels has continued to climb this year despite the Covid-19 lockdown halting non-essential work in many food and beverage companies for many weeks. At June 30, there were a total of 5250 products with the...
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...
FGC welcomes food & beverage industry investor guide

FGC welcomes food & beverage industry investor guide

FGC welcomes the release of the latest growth and investment guide on the food and beverage industry. The Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry is part of the government’s Food and Beverage Information Project, whose objective is to...
Health Stars top 5150 products

Health Stars top 5150 products

There are now more than 5150 food products in supermarkets sporting Health Star Rating labels. At 30 September there were 2653 products from FGC-member companies – an increase of 155 in just the three months since June 30. The remaining 2497 are the home brands of...
Arataki turns to solar – and cardboard

Arataki turns to solar – and cardboard

One of New Zealand’s biggest honey producers and exporters, Arataki Honey, has announced two major sustainability initiatives involving power use and packaging. It has installed 250 solar panels at its production plant in Hawke’s Bay that it hopes will halve its...
FGC gets grant to tackle retail, supply chain safety

FGC gets grant to tackle retail, supply chain safety

FGC is one of five organisations to receive a grant from ACC to develop projects to help reduce injuries in the workplace. The $1.5 million grant is part of a $22 million injury prevention programme by ACC that includes the forestry and construction industries and...
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...
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...
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...
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