Perfect storm for suppliers as grocery prices rise

Perfect storm for suppliers as grocery prices rise

Grocery suppliers have been faced with a perfect storm as grocery prices rise, says FGC in response to analysis by consultants Infometrics. The analysis, which was commissioned by Foodstuffs NZ, shows grocery costs from suppliers rose 7.9% in July. Infometrics...
Supermarkets could face $10m fines for Code breaches

Supermarkets could face $10m fines for Code breaches

Countdown and Foodstuffs could face fines of up to $10 million or three times any commercial gain they received if they breached the proposed new supermarket Code of Conduct – whichever was higher – according to a newly released Cabinet paper. It shows Ministers...
Two more steps towards better and fairer deals

Two more steps towards better and fairer deals

Mark 6 July 2022 down as another significant day in the history of New Zealand’s food & grocery industry. That was the day two more steps were taken towards introducing better and fairer deals for supermarket shoppers and suppliers – the establishment of a Grocery...
FGC, APCO join to increase packaging recyclability

FGC, APCO join to increase packaging recyclability

The recycling of packaging in New Zealand is set to increase thanks to a new partnership between FGC and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation which will advance the uptake of the Australasian Recycling Label. The ARL is an on-pack labelling scheme that helps...

Consultation document on Code

On July 6, a consultation document on the mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct was published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. This followed several months of work that involved the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council and the major grocery...