Port, carriers tackle container bottleneck

Port, carriers tackle container bottleneck

Ports of Auckland and the National Road Carriers Association are combining forces to improve delivery times and prevent delays of containers at the port. The move follows FGC asking importer members if they had trouble getting containers through Auckland in the wake...

Kiwis lead APEC achievement on non-tariff measures

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) has been congratulated for work that has led to the adoption by APEC Ministers of an important set of principles on non-tariff measures. NZ International Business Forum Executive Director Stephen Jacobi has singled out ABAC...
Learnings for all as shoppers seek convenience

Learnings for all as shoppers seek convenience

The face of grocery shopping is changing rapidly as people become busier and live in smaller spaces, and so look for convenience in choosing, buying and consuming food, according to a new report. The ‘Quest for Convenience’, by Nielsen, looks at changing...
Pressure on exporters to China as locals step up

Pressure on exporters to China as locals step up

The pressure is on food and beverage importers to China to innovate as local brands increase market share, according to new research. Local Chinese brands grew by 7.7% in 2017, capturing 98% of market growth, while foreign brands grew by just 0.4%. Food Navigator-Asia...
NZ gets world launch of stevia-only Coke

NZ gets world launch of stevia-only Coke

The New Zealand food industry’s product reformulation drive has received a huge vote of approval with the world launch here of the ground-breaking Coca-Cola Stevia No Sugar. It’s the first Coca-Cola product sweetened only with stevia, which is derived from the leaf of...

Danone expansion shows confidence in NZ

Danone’s $25 million upgrade of its blending and milk processing plant in Auckland is further evidence of how vital New Zealand is in its regional operation, says Katherine Rich. The multi-national company has officially opened its Early Life Nutrition plant, and Mrs...

Barker’s, T&G Global win at NZ Food Awards

FGC members Barker’s of Geraldine and T&G Global scored awards at the Massey University New Zealand Food Awards. Barker’s won a category for the third year in a row, this year for a new product in the Villa Maria Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award catergory – Squeezed...
World Milk Day – The Director’s Cut

World Milk Day – The Director’s Cut

“Scandal” is the only word that describes the news that a NZ Food & Grocery Council video had failed to make the final cut of a world-wide competition to find the best videos to celebrate World Milk Day, June 1. The ‘Pass the Glass’ competition was...
FGC boss appointed to further ABAC term

FGC boss appointed to further ABAC term

FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich has been reappointed to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for a further term, till December 2019. She will be joined by former BusinessNZ CEO Phil O’Reilly, and the founder of the NZ SME Business Network and Small Business...
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