Grocery report a victory for suppliers

Grocery report a victory for suppliers

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council welcomes the Commerce Commission’s final report on its market study into the grocery sector. “We are delighted with the outcome – this is a victory for suppliers in terms of fairness, competition, and common sense,” says...
Pallet shortage caused by just-in-case approach

Pallet shortage caused by just-in-case approach

A shortage of pallets across New Zealand is being caused by businesses moving from a just-in-time to a just-in-case approach to managing stock in the face of Omicron. FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich said this pressure on the supply chain was caused by businesses...
Health Stars on 3047 FGC products

Health Stars on 3047 FGC products

            NZFGC member companies continue to add food products to the Health Star Rating system despite the challenges of Covid – maintaining operations and an efficient supply chain and keeping staff safe. The latest update for Q3 and...
Bureaucracy to fore in business RATs access

Bureaucracy to fore in business RATs access

The Government couldn’t have set-up a more bureaucratic system for businesses trying to access rapid antigen tests, says FGC. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says under the new system announced yesterday, workers have to front up with at least six different...
Worker exemptions will keep supply chains open

Worker exemptions will keep supply chains open

Exemptions for critical workers announced by the Government will make a big difference to keeping food and grocery supply chains working. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says the new exemption scheme is one the food and grocery sector has been demanding for some time,...
Bureaucracy to fore in business RATs access

Health backtracks on claim over Rapid Antigen Tests

The Ministry of Health has backtracked on a claim by the Director-General of Health that RAT kits requisitioned from private businesses were not already in New Zealand when the Ministry took them, Stuff reports. It says last month, when news broke that the Ministry...