Foodstuffs supplier briefing February 25

Foodstuffs is hosting a supplier briefing on 25 February to collect views on how the industry can be more successful in the current tough trading environment.

It says supermarket retailing remains highly competitive and the market has never been more challenging.  

“The aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis continues to linger and is affecting all countries to various degrees. Consumers are also becoming increasingly price conscious, with research showing that more than 57 per cent of scanned products are now being bought on promotion. These are all challenges the whole industry faces together.” In this context, Foodstuffs, by way of the supplier briefing, wants to look at “mutually beneficial ways the industry can perform better while continuing to provide consumers with high-quality food and household products, at affordable prices”.

The half-day briefing will be a chance for key suppliers to discuss how Foodstuffs can work more effectively with them at both the regional and national level. It will provide a forum for attendees to hear more about Foodstuffs’ group initiatives and shared national priorities such as One Wholesale, the trade terms review process, and group marketing initiatives. The CEOs will provide insight into priority initiatives at each of the three Foodstuffs companies.

The invitation is extended to key Foodstuffs supplier CEOs, managing directors, sales directors and sales & marketing, and will be held in Auckland. Representatives from the FGC Board will meet the Foodstuffs CEOs on December 19 to discuss initial thoughts.