ASEAN food & beverage industry feels early impacts

Industry Asia and the ASEAN Food & Beverage Alliance says the food and beverage industry is beginning to feel the early impacts in their supply chain, including business operations, logistic service, and retail to customers. The...

FGC joins voices of concern over export restrictions

FGC has joined 10 food producing and exporting organisations to write to the Government expressing concerns of export restrictions from some of NZ’s trading partners. The letter says there are signs some countries are imposing export restrictions on medical and food...

Sanitarium’s COVID-19 Response Management Standard

Sanitarium has developed a very comprehensive trans-Tasman COVID-19 supply chain safety standard and has made it available to FGC members who may be looking for ideas. Sanitarium developed the standard to ensure staff interaction in its manufacturing and distribution...

Saluting our lockdown grocery heroes

There have been lots of grocery heroes through the Level 4 lockdown, and I’d like to acknowledge some of them. It’s a frantic time for the sector, with suppliers and supermarkets working overtime to ensure the huge public demand for groceries is met. And with people...

Chocolate’s sweet taste of success

Amid the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak and the pressure on suppliers and retailers to keep supermarket shelves stocked, it’s essential we continue to celebrate the bright spots. One was the recent announcement of the Supreme Winner at the New Zealand Chocolate...

Thanks to ‘The Silent Sales People’

Merchandisers have been described by some as “The Silent Sales People” of retail, important team members who help supermarkets and suppliers make sure product is on the shelf at the right time to satisfy shoppers’ requirements and, of course, sell more...
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