Putting nonsense in its place

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 a mouthful of...
Call for donations for Christchurch

Call for donations for Christchurch

NZFGC 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. Here is...
More than 4100 products with Health Stars

More than 4100 products with Health Stars

There are now more than 4100 food products in supermarkets with Health Star Rating labels on them. As at 31 March 2019, there were 2449 products from FGC-member companies, with the remainder being the home brands of Foodstuffs and Countdown, and non-FGC members. The...

The year ahead: working together

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 done for quite a...

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...
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