Half-Yearly Meeting & AGM

Nearly 300 FGC delegates attended the FGC Half-Yearly and AGM at Eden Park in May to hear guest speakers Belinda Tumbers, David Hughes, Lisa King, and Josh Borgia-Frost talk on a wide variety of topics....
Sugary drinks sales drop but no tax in sight

Sugary drinks sales drop but no tax in sight

In the debate around how to tackle the complex issue of obesity, sugar continues to attract the most attention. For the most part, those railing against it believe taxes to be the single best solution. But with the Government saying it prefers to work with the food...
Move on sale of energy drinks to children not necessary

Move on sale of energy drinks to children not necessary

Any move to impose an age restriction on the sale of energy drinks to New Zealand children is not necessary, says the Food & Grocery Council. “Age restrictions are not supported by consumption evidence and are unnecessary,” says Chief Executive Katherine Rich....
FMCG Jobs

FMCG Jobs

There is a real demand in the fast moving consumer goods industry for people who like challenges, and a constant stream of exciting opportunities is advertised in the media. On this page are the key specialist recruitment companies working in the industry, as...
Trading Partner Forum

Trading Partner Forum

Trading Partner Forum is the only industry body that brings together suppliers and retailers/wholesalers in Australia and New Zealand to promote industry-wide initiatives in the supply chain that deliver benefits to the industry and the shopper. In an increasingly...
Shelf life: preparing and handling food

Shelf life: preparing and handling food

The Ministry for Primary Industries has published a document detailing advice on shelf-life of food. It has been developed to help food operators determine the shelf life of their food products and to apply the appropriate date marking. It provides useful information...
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...
Media response: length of time products on sale

Media response: length of time products on sale

  Stuff asked FGC if it was common knowledge among suppliers that products tend to be on sale longer over the course of a year in Australia than New Zealand. Why is the Kiwi market so much more price-driven? Is it a product of the high cost of groceries here compared...
Weights & Measures

Weights & Measures

Changes have been made to weights & measures legislation and regulations concerning traders who sell products by weight or measure. The main changes involve: Requiring traders who deliver goods sold by weight or measure to a purchaser outside your business...
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