Putting nonsense in its place

Putting nonsense in its place

By Katherine Rich I was hoping 2019 would be a year of constructive reports on issues around obesity and wellness so we could make further headway on them. But it was only mid-January when British medical journal The Lancet published a report calling for people to eat...
Call for donations for Christchurch

Call for donations for Christchurch

NZFGC today made a call-out to members and FMCG companies and organisations around the world to donate to support families affected by the mosque shootings in Christchurch.  The call to the international community was made via Katherine Rich’s LinkedIn page....
More than 4000 products with Health Stars

More than 4000 products with Health Stars

There are now more than 4000 food products in supermarkets with Health Star Rating labels on them. As at 31 December 2018, there were 2385 products from FGC-member companies, with the remainder being the home brands of Foodstuffs and Countdown, and non-FGC members....
The year ahead: working together

The year ahead: working together

By Katherine Rich I’m picking a very interesting year ahead for the FMCG sector. There’s no doubt from a suppliers’ point of view that profitability will be the main focus, but issues such as labelling, packaging and obesity will continue to loom large, as they have...

Sunscreens

Supermarket News asked FGC (14-2-19) if the government should implement mandatory sunscreen standards FGC’s response: A mandatory standard for sunscreens would be a good idea if overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency. It oversees the Cosmetics Standard....

GS1’s Connect 2019 in April

GS1’s Connect 2019 conference will be held on 11 April in Auckland. It’s entitled ‘The identification of everything makes anything possible’. An impressive list of speakers include from Amazon, Google, NZ Food & Grocery Council, Foodstuffs, Consumer NZ, and...
Stronger penalties for food tampering welcomed

Stronger penalties for food tampering welcomed

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council supports Nathan Guy’s Private Members Bill to increase the penalties for those who intentionally contaminate food. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says that over the years, the Food & Grocery Council has advocated for a...
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...
Document on unfair business conduct welcomed

Document on unfair business conduct welcomed

The Food & Grocery Council welcomes the launch of a discussion document outlining proposals to prohibit unfair business conduct and to protect businesses from unfair contract terms. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says the launch of the paper by Commerce and...
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