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...
Commission lays out issues it may explore in market study

Commission lays out issues it may explore in market study

The Commerce Commission has released a paper outlining the preliminary issues it may explore and the proposed scope for its market study into the grocery sector. It says it expects the issues it will focus on will evolve as their understanding of the sector develops,...
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...