Auckland COVID border travel register open

Auckland COVID border travel register open

Essential Businesses can now apply for permission to cross the Auckland COVID border when the rest of the country moves to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm tonight. Businesses with workers needing to cross the boundary can apply for Business Travel Documents if they meet...
COVID-19 not a food safety hazard, says FAO

COVID-19 not a food safety hazard, says FAO

The virus that causes COVID-19 is not a direct food safety concern, according to updated guidance from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The guidance replaces interim guidance from the FAO and World Health Organisation on coronavirus and food...
Market study into grocery sector step closer

Market study into grocery sector step closer

The market study into the grocery sector is a step closer today with the Commerce Commission announcing it will release its draft report on Thursday week – 29 July. It says it will deliver a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session, but due to the high...
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 into grocery sector step closer

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...
Market study into grocery sector step closer

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...
Health Star Rating products now total 5500

Health Star Rating products now total 5500

The number of products displaying the Health Star Rating labels continued to climb in the last quarter of last year, despite the continuing business uncertainty caused by COVID-19. At December 31, there were a total of 5500 products with the labels. Of those, 2894...
Market study into grocery sector step closer

Market study supplier survey launched

As part of its market study into supermarkets, the Commerce Commission has launched an online survey aimed at suppliers to help it build a detailed picture of how competition is working at the supplier level of the grocery sector, and NZFGC members are encouraged to...
FGC members support mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct

Commission publishes Market Study submissions

The Commerce Commission has published submissions on its outline of the preliminary issues it may explore and the proposed scope for its Market Study into the Grocery Sector. The Government asked it to look at a range of things, including: how retailers deal with...
Supermarket Code of Conduct petition tabled in Parliament

Supermarket Code of Conduct petition tabled in Parliament

FGC’s petition seeking Parliament’s support for the establishment of a mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct for supermarkets, to introduce more transparent supplier/retailer business relationships, has been presented by Katherine Rich to Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor at...

Auckland businesses can register online for travel

Food and grocery businesses inside the Auckland Alert Level Boundary can now register online for travel permits to continue their work in and outside the area. The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment has developed an online register that allows businesses...