George Weston Foods New Zealand is the latest signatory to the Kai Commitment, a voluntary agreement by leading food sector businesses to reduce food waste and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
Luv A Pie Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of their Luv A Pie brand Butter Chicken Pie due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely egg.
It is hoped that combining the companies will enable scale and help exploit export opportunities.
The breakfast specialist lands a contract with the US giant’s Auckland store that ticks the boxes for sales margins and sustainability.
The French bakery extends its grocery range to pastry, filling the gap left by the exit of Goodman Fielder’s Edmonds brand from the freezer.
The baking behemoth that owns bread brand Tip Top and Big Ben created a top three category competitor when it acquired rival Dad’s Pies.
The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon season is back for summer.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is consulting on proposed changes to the import health standard for importing grain and seeds for consumption, feed, or processing.
The NZ-owned firm has gone into voluntary administration in Australia, with a sale or restructuring the preferred options for the 53-year-old business.
Time is running out to enter the Vegan Pie Awards 2023, with registrations closing on 15 October.
A line-up of limited editions and summer specials from Rebel Bakehouse, Wellington Chocolate Factory, Coca-Cola Oceania, DB Breweries, and Good Sh*t Soda.
The Kellogg Company’s official split into two separate New York stock exchange-listed businesses, Kellanova and WK Kellogg Co, comes into effect today.
Pure Delish rolls out its wellness range, Ferrero launches a novel Tic Tac, State of Play mixes it up, and an experimental offering from Six Barrel Soda.
George Weston Foods Baking NZ will produce Ploughmans Country Grains loaves in Te Reo Māori packaging with an English translation to mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. T
The gluten-free specialist has upsized into a new factory and is adopting a “defensive strategy” in its entry into Australia.
The Bakels Legendary Sausage Roll Competition is now calling for entries after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.
The homegrown peanut trials supported by Pic Picot are back on track after the washout of last year’s crops.
International doughnut brand Krispy Kreme is celebrating its fifth birthday in New Zealand.
Bakels NZ has named a new winner of the bacon & egg category in its annual pie awards, after a “technical glitch” during judging caused the wrong baker to be named first time round.
All non-organic wheat flour for bread-making must be fortified with the B-vitamin folic acid from today, according to New Zealand Food Safety.
Farrah’s unwraps a new pizza base line, Duck Island teams up with The Avo Tree, and Moa Brewing gets in on the better-for-you action.
The iconic Canterbury cookie company snaps up Rangatira’s Auckland-based bakery business.
The winner of the 25th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards went to Patrick’s Pies gourmet Roast Duck, Onion and Mushroom product.
Coupland’s Bakeries is recalling a specific batch of their Coupland’s brand Our Classic Steak & Vege Pie due to incorrect packaging, which has resulted in the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.
The Wellington investor has been considering its options for the business since taking full control of it last year.
Venerdi is recalling of specific batches of its Gluten Freedom brand Broken Black Rice & Polenta Sourdough due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely sesame.
Inflation remains a key driver of value growth with supermarket spend jumping nearly 15% in two years.
Breakfast giant Kellogg counted the cost of offshore manufacturing in its 2022 financial results.
Its latest results come in the same month that the company completes its exit from New Zealand’s pie category.
Federated Farmers has reported a 7% increase in the average yield across six milling/malting and feed cereal crops last season, despite challenging weather conditions.
Countdown Alexandra is recalling specific batches of its Countdown brand baked in-store bakery items due to the possible presence of foreign matter, namely metal fragments.
Goods exports rose $40m or 0.6% to $6.5bn in March, compared with the same month last year, led by a big jump in preparations of cereals, flour, starch, and milk including infant formula.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand should rescind its 2017 approval of Syngenta’s genetically engineered Golden Rice after a court ruling.
Yum Granola goes local with South Island oats, Good Cocktail Co adds a revamped mixer, and Westland’s consumer dairy brand Westgold expands its range.
The French bakery has successfully built out a grocery channel business, most recently adding a key supermarket account.
Harraways’ head of marketing and product innovation, Peter Cox, talks to Organics Aotearoa New Zealand about the evolution of the company’s organic oats range, supply chain challenges, and the future of New Zealand’s agricultural sector.
Easter limited editions line the shelves, with Twiice and Lotus Biscoff delivering incarnations of the humble hot cross bun, while Tony’s Chocolonely goes for a lemon meringue-inspired treat.
Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki has called on local landowners to trial the cultivation of high-potential crops in the region.
Auckland bakery Daily Bread has won the top prize for the second consecutive year in Baking New Zealand’s Great NZ Hot Cross Bun Competition.
The manufacturer cites significant cost increases for its decision to discontinue its Irvines and Mackenzie brands.
Nestlé launches more Kit Kat innovation, while Blue Frog Cereal and Moa Brewing look for growth from better-for-you products.
A West Auckland bakery business that did not properly safeguard its machinery has been sentenced over two incidents six months apart in which workers had their hands disfigured.
The recently instated boss of the breakfast and snacking company’s NZ business is on a mission to rebuild market share.
The plant-based desserts venture will use some of the funding on export pilots for the US and Australia.
The total value of New Zealand seed exports for the calendar year 2022 totalled $221m, down 9% on the previous year, according to data issued by Stats NZ this week.
Three bakers have been selected as finalists for Foodstuffs North Island’s annual Baker of the Year competition.
Meruna Regent is recalling all batches and all dates of its New World brand Baps Plain due to the presence of undeclared allergens, namely milk and soy.
Consumer NZ has declared Pams Finest Butter Crust Traditional Christmas Tarts as the number one mince pie this Christmas, after a blind-sample of seven products by its team.
The Australian-based pasta maker has reported significant increases in its New Zealand profits during the pandemic.
A festive offering from Tony’s Chocolonely, Lo Bros’ new impact-led soda launch, while Graham Norton pays homage to his Irish heritage with his latest Invivo tie-up.
The upcycling venture launches a six-strong range in its first major retail deal, with a foodservice expansion to follow.
A new general manager with a strong history in FMCG sales has taken over at Kellogg New Zealand, a mainstay in the country’s $341m grocery breakfast category.
Freshly minted B Corp Blue Frog Cereal is heading into its Woolworths range review with the number one selling premium muesli in Australia’s A$1.5bn category.
Plant Projects takes on the multinationals with its NZ-made No Ordinary Ice Tea, Fieldco extends its Kin & Co brand, while Farrah’s doubles down on low carb.
The food manufacturer is distancing itself from the red ink in its recent past, hitting a revenue milestone and improving its operating profit despite 2021’s challenging market conditions.
The company launches new fortified products and makes its first foray into less sugar.
StoryBites takes a look at all the hard work going on at Christchurch’s award-winning bakery, Bellbird Baked Goods.
The Australian and New Zealand division of Kellogg will not comment on the potential implications, if any, of the breakup of the group.
The owner of biscuit brand Mrs Higgins says it will report net profit after tax of $9.1m for the year to March 2022, down 8% from the previous year.
A “strong track record of growth” is to continue at the bakery brand under the PE firm’s new ownership.
The NZ divisions of the global Bakels group turned in solid performances in 2021.
Grain and edible oils business GrainCorp has lifted its earnings guidance by at least $110m on the back of significant global demand caused in part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Countdown and FreshChoice bake the country’s best supermarket hot cross buns, according to Consumer New Zealand.
The Masterton-based baker is betting on bagels for a future beyond sliced bread.
New Zealand Bakels has cancelled this year’s Supreme Pie Awards.
George Weston Foods is recalling specific batches of its Ploughmans Bakery brand Country Grains Bread as the product may contain foreign matter, namely plastic.
The Auckland business expands into hundreds more Woolworths stores as it pushes the nascent premium cereal category across the ditch.
Goodman Fielder has added recyclable cardboard bread tags to all its bread loaves, buns and rolls.
The oven door is about to shut on entries for this year’s Great Hot Cross Bun competition.
South Island Office’s growing dessert and baked goods group adds the Cadbury brand to the fold with a fresh ANZ licensing agreement.
Sanitarium has nominated South Auckland’s Koru School to receive 100% of funds from a Weet-Bix charity auction featuring limited edition Jonah Lomu merchandise.
Staff shortages slowed manufacturing, choked distribution and pushed costs sky-high for the baked goods manufacturer.
Organic food producer Chantal Organics and Auckland bakery Bread & Butter have partnered to support Auckland City Mission’s efforts to help people this Christmas.
George Weston Food says it is making the investment in current or planned activities across New Zealand and Australia.
George Weston Foods Baking New Zealand says it will cut its emissions and petrol consumption by replacing its sales car fleet with the Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
The speciality food business will discontinue its keto bread but will build on the momentum it has discovered after diversifying into keto cookies.
The baking behemoth that also owns pie company Big Ben secures sign-off from the Commerce Commission to buy rival Dad’s Pies.
The owner of Dunedin-based Romeeco Bakery has been ordered to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties after a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
Cookie Time will ramp up distribution of the boutique brand into mainstream grocery retail across the country.
The company behind Marcel’s Pancakes has doubled in size in four years, growing its retail presence across Asia Pacific – a strategy accelerated by the pandemic.
The new business would be a top three wholesale pie company in NZ but it wouldn’t weaken competition, says George Weston Foods.
The ingredient supplier will ramp up its retail range as well as push its B2B business from its expanded base.
With housebound consumers picking up the pinny, the global vanilla extract exporter has seen its channels change and sales lift.
The Tip Top bread owner boosts production to meet surging lockdown demand, but it comes as costs escalate across the group.