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Saturday 21 May 2022

Confectionery & Snacks

Sanford’s H1 momentum dampened by domestic challenges
19 May 2022  

Sanford’s H1 momentum dampened by domestic challenges

First half EBIT jumps 79% but NZ’s largest seafood company is battling supply side challenges as Covid hits production and staffing levels.


Nibblish looks for $4.25m to fast-track growth
16 May 2022   /

Nibblish looks for $4.25m to fast-track growth

The snack company is looking for investors to unlock plans to quadruple revenue over the next three years.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 13 May?
13 May 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 13 May?

A functional collagen beauty snack hits NZ shores, Lyre adds a winter warmer, Fix & Fogg goes beyond nuts, and Mondelēz continues the Caramilk innovation.


Countdown fruit and nut mix recall
12 May 2022   /

Countdown fruit and nut mix recall

Woolworths NZ is recalling specific batches of its Countdown brand Choc Berry Mix due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.


Arnott’s seeks 180 Degrees scale, agility with new NZ factory
5 May 2022   /

Arnott’s seeks 180 Degrees scale, agility with new NZ factory

“It gives us about five times the footprint and capacity… and that matches our ambitions for 180 Degrees,” says NZ country manager Mike Cullerne.


International Nutrition Co bar recalled
4 May 2022   /

International Nutrition Co bar recalled

Health Foods International Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its International Nutrition Co’s Shred Max Raspberry Coconut flavour bar due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely peanuts.


Salmonella scare prompts Elite recall
29 Apr 2022   /

Salmonella scare prompts Elite recall

Benedikt Imports is recalling all batches, all dates, all packaging, or size and all flavour variations of Elite branded confectionery products, including Elite chocolate, Elite cakes, Elite wafers, Energy grain snacks, Energy chocolate rice cakes, gum, and toffee candies.


Power play: Pic’s joins Tasman’s solar powered F&B posse
28 Apr 2022   /

Power play: Pic’s joins Tasman’s solar powered F&B posse

“The solar power generated from our new panels mean it will take 10.3 seconds of sun to produce one jar of Pic’s peanut butter,” says founder Pic Picot.


Which F&B brands are ‘most trusted’ in 2022?
27 Apr 2022   /

Which F&B brands are ‘most trusted’ in 2022?

A family-owned food firm remains at the top of the annual list of New Zealand’s most trusted brands, while 2022 also saw an F&B newcomer enter the top twenty.


Unilever phasing out food marketing to kids
26 Apr 2022   /

Unilever phasing out food marketing to kids

The global FMCG giant ups the ante by restricting F&B marketing to under 16s, ahead of an industry standard of 13 years.


Holy Cow choc coated honeycomb recall
26 Apr 2022  

Holy Cow choc coated honeycomb recall

The Cruelty Free Shop is recalling a batch of Holy Cow brand Golden Crunch vegan honeycomb coated in dark chocolate due to incorrect labelling about the presence of an allergen, namely milk.


Battle in the FSNI biscuit aisle
22 Apr 2022   /

Battle in the FSNI biscuit aisle

Foodstuffs finishes its biscuit category review, keeping some well-known New Zealand names and adding new international brands.


Fresh Cuts:  What’s new for the week to 22 April?
22 Apr 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 22 April?

Mondelēz looks to Tip Top for its latest Cadbury innovation, Abe’s Bagels goes sweet, while Domino’s beefs up its extra value range.


Nestlé NZ delivers revenue rise in 2021
21 Apr 2022  

Nestlé NZ delivers revenue rise in 2021

Investment in sales and marketing rose by more than $7m, contributing to flat pretax profit in 2021.


Rutherford & Meyer cracks scale upcycling
19 Apr 2022   /

Rutherford & Meyer cracks scale upcycling

The Wellington snack company is expanding its Upcycled Grain Project brand with US growth ramping up.


Heath takes the helm of Unilever New Zealand
19 Apr 2022   /

Heath takes the helm of Unilever New Zealand

Former Unilever Baltics GM Cameron Heath relocates to Auckland this month to lead the company’s NZ business.


Watch: Tasman Bay Food’s sustainability practices

Watch: Tasman Bay Food’s sustainability practices

Rural Delivery takes a look at Tasman Bay Food Co’s sustainability practices.


Kinder chocolate recall expands over salmonella fears
13 Apr 2022   /

Kinder chocolate recall expands over salmonella fears

Ferrero is extending its recall of Kinder chocolate products due to possible contamination with salmonella bacteria.


Bootleg Jerky wins People’s Choice business award
11 Apr 2022   /

Bootleg Jerky wins People’s Choice business award

Bootleg Jerky Company has taken out the People’s Choice accolade at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021, north and west region.


Ferrero recalls Kinder Surprise because of salmonella
8 Apr 2022   /

Ferrero recalls Kinder Surprise because of salmonella

Ferrero International is recalling Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from New Zealand shelves because of potential contamination with salmonella bacteria.


Pic’s finds another high-value nut to crack
6 Apr 2022   /

Pic’s finds another high-value nut to crack

The Nelson nut butter company is throwing its support behind a Plant and Food Research-led feasibility study to see if almonds can be grown sustainably in Hawke’s Bay.


Startup spotlight: Spreading the word at Datella
6 Apr 2022   /

Startup spotlight: Spreading the word at Datella

Ola Berezhnaia’s Datella is hoping to grow in more supermarkets and build a following for date spreads.


Proper Crisps chipper on big Australian investment
5 Apr 2022   /

Proper Crisps chipper on big Australian investment

Proper Snack Foods GM Andy Leonard says challenging shipping and rising costs provided extra motivation to establish manufacturing across the ditch.


Importers recall Hanami prawn crackers
5 Apr 2022   /

Importers recall Hanami prawn crackers

Importers are recalling all batches and all dates of Hanami brand Toasted Prawn Crackers due to the presence of undeclared allergens, namely molluscs, milk and soy.


Inaugural Vegan Chocolate Awards open for entries
1 Apr 2022   /

Inaugural Vegan Chocolate Awards open for entries

Registration has opened for the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s inaugural Chocolate Awards.


Watch: Eating chocolate kiwi helps save real kiwi
1 Apr 2022   /

Watch: Eating chocolate kiwi helps save real kiwi

Whittaker’s gets behind Operation Nest Egg with Kiwis for Kiwi.


Fix & Fogg’s steep and deep US play
23 Mar 2022   /

Fix & Fogg’s steep and deep US play

“If you go in undercooked you could just come unstuck” – Fix & Fogg founder Roman Jewell on ramping up its US presence.


Grand plan to expand Baron Hasselhoff’s
23 Mar 2022   /

Grand plan to expand Baron Hasselhoff’s

Premium Wellington chocolate company Baron Hasselhoff’s is eyeing another capital raise to expand into a new factory and grow its national and international sales.


Cassettari breaks glass ceiling to take top PepsiCo NZ role
22 Mar 2022   /

Cassettari breaks glass ceiling to take top PepsiCo NZ role

Michelle Cassettari takes the helm of the NZ business – the first woman to hold the position.


Crafty Weka gets Best Backpacking Food accolade
18 Mar 2022   /

Crafty Weka gets Best Backpacking Food accolade

Christchurch’s snack bar company Crafty Weka has been named as one of the Best Backpacking Foods of 2022 by US publication Backpacker.


Hirst Tristram leaving Tasman Bay Food Co MD role
15 Mar 2022   /

Hirst Tristram leaving Tasman Bay Food Co MD role

After 18 years with her family business, Hirst Tristam is taking on a GM role at another F&B business.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 11 March
11 Mar 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 11 March

Griffin’s Easter take on MallowPuffs, a mash-up from Pic’s and New World, and new offerings from Chantal Organics and Mitchells Nutrition.


Wellington Chocolate Factory’s capital plan
3 Mar 2022   /

Wellington Chocolate Factory’s capital plan

GM Matt Williams says the company is eyeing a fundraise to fuel expansion and help satisfy the double-digit sales growth of its premium bars.


Cable Car celebrates 120 years with Wellington Chocolate Factory bar
22 Feb 2022   /

Cable Car celebrates 120 years with Wellington Chocolate Factory bar

Wellington’s iconic Cable Car is celebrating 120 years today with a limited-edition chocolate bar and 120 hidden golden tickets offering a free ride.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 18 February
18 Feb 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 18 February

Arnott’s releases its most indulgent Tim Tams to date, Whittaker’s adds caramelised white chocolate, and there are new offers from Kellogg’s and Mondelēz.


New layer to SIO’s Sara Lee, Original Foods group
15 Feb 2022   /

New layer to SIO’s Sara Lee, Original Foods group

South Island Office’s growing dessert and baked goods group adds the Cadbury brand to the fold with a fresh ANZ licensing agreement.


Natural Abundance launches ‘world first’ packaging NFT
8 Feb 2022   /

Natural Abundance launches ‘world first’ packaging NFT

Are NFTs an opportunity for food and beverage firms? Kristina Ivanova’s plant-based snack maker jumps in.


New funding for Pic’s homegrown peanuts
7 Dec 2021   /

New funding for Pic’s homegrown peanuts

Nut butter baron Pic Picot is pushing ahead with his mission to develop homegrown peanuts by bringing forward a project to support marketing opportunities for the spread.


Sweet success sought by new choc stop
7 Dec 2021  

Sweet success sought by new choc stop

The Chocolate Station at Blenheim Railway Station offers more than 100 craft chocolate product lines produced by chocolatiers from Ne Zealand and the Pacific.


Chantal Organics, Bread & Butter partner for charity
7 Dec 2021  

Chantal Organics, Bread & Butter partner for charity

Organic food producer Chantal Organics and Auckland bakery Bread & Butter have partnered to support Auckland City Mission’s efforts to help people this Christmas.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 3 December
3 Dec 2021   /

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 3 December

This week, Tom & Luke cut the sugar, Pic’s takes off, and Alexandra’s dials up the convenience.


GWF investing “hundreds of millions” into sustainability
2 Dec 2021   /

GWF investing “hundreds of millions” into sustainability

George Weston Food says it is making the investment in current or planned activities across New Zealand and Australia.


PepsiCo names new ANZ chief executive
1 Dec 2021   /

PepsiCo names new ANZ chief executive

The beverage giant has filled the vacancy at the top of its Australian and New Zealand business.


Nestlé NZ goes 100% renewable electricity, hybrid vehicle fleet slated for 2023
29 Nov 2021   /

Nestlé NZ goes 100% renewable electricity, hybrid vehicle fleet slated for 2023

Nestlé New Zealand has transitioned to 100% renewable electricity with the rest of the global FMCG giant working towards a 2025 target.


Australia gets serious for Serious Food Co
24 Nov 2021   /

Australia gets serious for Serious Food Co

A push across the ditch in 2018 has seen the premium popcorn business grow 50% year-on-year.


Whittaker’s, Fix & Fogg win export awards
19 Nov 2021  

Whittaker’s, Fix & Fogg win export awards

Chocolate maker Whittaker’s has been crowned exporter of the year at the 2021 ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.


OCHO’s post-fundraise plan
16 Nov 2021   /

OCHO’s post-fundraise plan

The Dunedin chocolate maker plans to boost production and sales, and launch a new entry product to help it expand north following a $500k capital raise.


Costs, prices & profit – Mondelēz’s Cara Liebrock
15 Nov 2021  

Costs, prices & profit – Mondelēz’s Cara Liebrock

While 2021 hasn’t all gone to plan, Mondelēz NZ’s MD says it will still be a strong year with growth to follow and a possible global opportunity for a Kiwi confectionery favourite.


RJ’s in licorice recall following sugar scare
15 Nov 2021  

RJ’s in licorice recall following sugar scare

Confectionery and licorice manufacturer RJ’s New Zealand is recalling its 500g Black Knight Medley Licorice sold at retailers nationwide between 26 October 2021 – 5 November 2021.


Skyebird Foods focuses on keto cookies after bread foray
9 Nov 2021  

Skyebird Foods focuses on keto cookies after bread foray

The speciality food business will discontinue its keto bread but will build on the momentum it has discovered after diversifying into keto cookies.


Prolife Foods beds in Australian brands in category expansion
5 Nov 2021   /

Prolife Foods beds in Australian brands in category expansion

The Mother Earth owner says its acquisition of Sunsol and Lucky is a “leap forward” in a key international market for the Hamilton-based business.


Tip Top owner gets ComCom go-ahead to buy Dad’s Pies
4 Nov 2021   /

Tip Top owner gets ComCom go-ahead to buy Dad’s Pies

The baking behemoth that also owns pie company Big Ben secures sign-off from the Commerce Commission to buy rival Dad’s Pies.


Baker ordered to pay $300k in staff arrears, penalties
4 Nov 2021   /

Baker ordered to pay $300k in staff arrears, penalties

The owner of Dunedin-based Romeeco Bakery has been ordered to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties after a Labour Inspectorate investigation.


Food foray for Milk 2.0 protects against “commoditisation” of plant-based milks
3 Nov 2021   /

Food foray for Milk 2.0 protects against “commoditisation” of plant-based milks

Milk 2.0 has overhauled Natural Abundance’s portfolio and built up distribution after buying the snack company.


Cookie Time snaps up Em’s Power Cookies
1 Nov 2021   /

Cookie Time snaps up Em’s Power Cookies

Cookie Time will ramp up distribution of the boutique brand into mainstream grocery retail across the country.


Mrs Rogers cooks up baking expansion with Hill St acquisition
27 Oct 2021   /

Mrs Rogers cooks up baking expansion with Hill St acquisition

The Auckland herbs and spices manufacturer has expanded into ready-to-make baking mixes with the buy-out.


Nestlé, Blis fill senior roles
26 Oct 2021   /

Nestlé, Blis fill senior roles

Both Nestlé and Blis Technology have made internal appointments to fill vacancies at the top of their ranks.


Dad’s Pies takeover application tweaked
21 Oct 2021   /

Dad’s Pies takeover application tweaked

George Weston Foods has made a change to its Commerce Commission application to acquire 100% of the share of pastry and pie rival, Dad’s Pies.


Pure Delish gets “big break” with Woolworths Australia
20 Oct 2021   /

Pure Delish gets “big break” with Woolworths Australia

The Auckland food firm has clinched a deal to get its snack bars into Woolworths stores across Australia and has ambitions for its premium breakfast cereals to follow.


Sara Lee pricetag confirmed at $100.25m
15 Oct 2021   /

Sara Lee pricetag confirmed at $100.25m

Chapman Tripp has confirmed that Christchurch investment group the South Island Office paid A$95m ($100.25m) to buy dessert company Sara Lee from McCain Foods.


Little Beauties takes flight after capital raise
14 Oct 2021  

Little Beauties takes flight after capital raise

The Nelson snack food startup is scaling up and chasing US export growth following a $2.5m capital raise.


Kellogg’s $48m innovation investment in numbers
14 Oct 2021   /

Kellogg’s $48m innovation investment in numbers

An A$45m (NZ$47.7m) investment into innovation over the past 15 years in Australasia has seen cereal and snack company Kellogg New Zealand remove more than 700 tonnes of sugar and 300 tonnes of salt from their foods.


Tasman Bay Food finds juice with Woolworths Australia
13 Oct 2021  

Tasman Bay Food finds juice with Woolworths Australia

Marina Hirst Tristram and Ainslie Pomeroy’s company inks a deal that will see its Juicies go on sale in around 900 stores across the ditch.


Van Dyck scale-up supports Marcel’s Pancakes retail push
12 Oct 2021  

Van Dyck scale-up supports Marcel’s Pancakes retail push

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.


Dad’s Pies acquisition ‘not a competition threat’ – GWF
11 Oct 2021   /

Dad’s Pies acquisition ‘not a competition threat’ – GWF

The new business would be a top three wholesale pie company in NZ but it wouldn’t weaken competition, says George Weston Foods.


Nestlé’s KitKat V arrives in NZ
11 Oct 2021   /

Nestlé’s KitKat V arrives in NZ

KitKat V will be on New Zealand shop shelves from October 11 for a limited time.


George Weston Foods seeks ComCom clearance to acquire Dad’s Pies
8 Oct 2021   /

George Weston Foods seeks ComCom clearance to acquire Dad’s Pies

Both firms manufacture and supply savoury pies and sausage rolls in NZ.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 8 October
8 Oct 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 8 October

There’s a new lager for the vaccine-hesitant, Mars revamps one of its classics, and Horleys jumps on the marine collagen bandwagon.


Crafty Weka plugs lost tourism sales with export drive
7 Oct 2021   /

Crafty Weka plugs lost tourism sales with export drive

The sharp fall in tourism trail sales in NZ has prompted the Christchurch company to test the international appetite for its granola snack bars.


Nestlé, Mondelēz pump out plant-based innovation
7 Oct 2021   /

Nestlé, Mondelēz pump out plant-based innovation

Shrimps, eggs, and Cadbury Dairy Milk are the latest products to get a plant-based overhaul by the FMCG behemoths.


Price rise, retail push for Arturo Luna’s Remarkable Tortillas

Price rise, retail push for Arturo Luna’s Remarkable Tortillas

Owner Arturo Luna is preparing to push the brand in retail, but it comes as prices rise for ingredients.


Mars follows McDonald’s with 2050 carbon zero pledge, plans to push suppliers too
6 Oct 2021   /

Mars follows McDonald’s with 2050 carbon zero pledge, plans to push suppliers too

Global food businesses Mars and McDonald’s have accelerated their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) strategies, both pledging to move to net z


George Weston Foods, NZTE win at 2021 Diversity Awards
24 Sep 2021   /

George Weston Foods, NZTE win at 2021 Diversity Awards

George Weston Foods has won the supreme award at the 2021 Diversity Awards New Zealand.


Speciality bread business Venerdi goes stateside
23 Sep 2021   /

Speciality bread business Venerdi goes stateside

The deal opens access to the US market for the Auckland-based company’s gluten-free, keto and paleo products.


Arnott’s ready to ramp 180 Degrees, despite Delta delay
22 Sep 2021   /

Arnott’s ready to ramp 180 Degrees, despite Delta delay

Four months on from its acquisition of 180 Degrees, Arnott’s is dodging Delta disruption and preparing to push the premium cracker brand.


Cartel Food adds Focus on route trade to open 1000-outlet network
22 Sep 2021   /

Cartel Food adds Focus on route trade to open 1000-outlet network

Burrito business has partnered with Focus Distribution for a push into service station pie warmers.


Cadbury claims recycled plastic packaging first
22 Sep 2021   /

Cadbury claims recycled plastic packaging first

The new part-recycled packaging for Cadbury Dairy Milk family blocks will hit New Zealand shelves next year.


Griffin’s adds Snax to Pink Ribbon range
22 Sep 2021   /

Griffin’s adds Snax to Pink Ribbon range

The Griffins Food Company has added Snax Himalayan Pink Salt Crackers to its 2021 Pink Ribbon range.


Bakels adds $30m factory to Auckland arsenal
13 Sep 2021   /

Bakels adds $30m factory to Auckland arsenal

The ingredient supplier will ramp up its retail range as well as push its B2B business from its expanded base.


Nibblish gets teeth into Australian market
6 Sep 2021   /

Nibblish gets teeth into Australian market

Shortlisted for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, Matthew Bennett says his snacks company is expecting significant growth from across the Tasman this year.


Perspectives: What we learned from a compostable packaging trial – Whittaker’s
3 Sep 2021   /

Perspectives: What we learned from a compostable packaging trial – Whittaker’s

The chocolate company tested a limited run of its Peanut Slab in compostable wrappers as part of its move to 100% sustainable packaging by 2025.


Covid, escalating costs and cardboard bread tags – GWF’s Bosomworth
26 Aug 2021   /

Covid, escalating costs and cardboard bread tags – GWF’s Bosomworth

The Tip Top bread owner boosts production to meet surging lockdown demand, but it comes as costs escalate across the group.


SIO swoops on McCain’s Sara Lee in c.$100m deal
25 Aug 2021  

SIO swoops on McCain’s Sara Lee in c.$100m deal

The Christchurch investor follows its $30m purchase of Original Foods by acquiring the iconic dessert maker.


Pork scratchings recalled due to possible Salmonella
25 Aug 2021  

Pork scratchings recalled due to possible Salmonella

Five Eight Distribution Ltd is recalling specific batches of Mr Porky brand Original Scratchings and Crispy Strips due to the possible presence of Salmonella.


‘Channel shuffle’ for brownies, broccolini and beer – foodservice closure forces focus change
19 Aug 2021   /

‘Channel shuffle’ for brownies, broccolini and beer – foodservice closure forces focus change

With the foodservice channel shut, manufacturers are looking to supermarkets to pick up the slack.


After 53 years, Breadcraft cuts ties with Quality Bakers to drive speciality brands
17 Aug 2021   /

After 53 years, Breadcraft cuts ties with Quality Bakers to drive speciality brands

The baker sells its contract to produce bread for the Goodman Fielder subsidiary to focus on its own brands like Rebel Bakehouse.


Makana invests $1.2m to upgrade facilities, future-proof chocolate business
17 Aug 2021   /

Makana invests $1.2m to upgrade facilities, future-proof chocolate business

The boutique chocolatier is using the pause in international tourism to undertake an overhaul of its Blenheim factory and strengthen its direct-to-consumer channels.


Lump bump for Mondelēz, launch to be unwrapped
12 Aug 2021   /

Lump bump for Mondelēz, launch to be unwrapped

The humble lump is paying dividends for the global giant in New Zealand with a new launch about to be unwrapped.


Queen Anne to reign from new base after sweets success
11 Aug 2021   /

Queen Anne to reign from new base after sweets success

The chocolatier led by the granddaughter of Ernest Adams is expanding production after seeing revenue jump by 30%.


Auckland F&B retail openings in the pipeline
10 Aug 2021  

Auckland F&B retail openings in the pipeline

The $30m-plus Countdown to be developed in Auckland’s Manukau is the North Island’s first Green Star-rated store.


Competition concerns for bread wheat growers
9 Aug 2021  

Competition concerns for bread wheat growers

Uncertainty over “restrictive” new buying practices and competition from the feed wheat industry has seen the nation’s arable growers cut back on sowing the wheat used for bread, according to Federated Farmers.


Commercial baking initiative secures $20k support
9 Aug 2021   /

Commercial baking initiative secures $20k support

An initiative to support the refugee community in New Zealand with training in commercial baking has won a $20,000 grant.


Abe’s Bagels on a roll, 25 years on
6 Aug 2021  

Abe’s Bagels on a roll, 25 years on

After 25 years, there’s still plenty of room for growth, says general manager Wade Gillooly.


Snacks & wraps  – General Mills’ focus for new ANZ leadership
3 Aug 2021   /

Snacks & wraps – General Mills’ focus for new ANZ leadership

Finding growth means driving existing brands like Old El Paso but could also see new products brought down under from the United States.


F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
2 Aug 2021  

F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

NZ Natural Pet Food Company founders Amber Cordero and Jacqueline Taylor are among four finalists from the food sector.


Sven Baker has designs on new food brand
30 Jul 2021   /

Sven Baker has designs on new food brand

The former Designworks CEO is behind the new Good Farmers collective, which brings its first product to market this week.


South Island hat trick for Great NZ Toastie Takeover
30 Jul 2021  

South Island hat trick for Great NZ Toastie Takeover

The South Island remains the home of country’s tastiest toastie for the third year in a row, with relatively new Blenheim outfit Mollies Bar & Eatery taking out the 2021 Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover competition.


‘Chanui tea guy’ Doug Hastie returns, brews plan for new products, Aus entry
28 Jul 2021   /

‘Chanui tea guy’ Doug Hastie returns, brews plan for new products, Aus entry

Hastie is back at the firm he founded 19 years ago, and he has growth on his mind for his tea and biscuit business.


Stars & Stripes tie-up for Fix & Fogg
23 Jul 2021   /

Stars & Stripes tie-up for Fix & Fogg

Wellington nut butter company has confirmed its partnership with US retail giant Whole Foods Market which will see its product stocked in its network of 500 stores.


General Mills appoints new ANZ boss
23 Jul 2021   /

General Mills appoints new ANZ boss

US food giant General Mills has appointed of Matthew Salter as its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand.


Tom & Luke gets a Dose of collagen with Zuru tie-up
16 Jul 2021   /

Tom & Luke gets a Dose of collagen with Zuru tie-up

The health snack firm partners with a supplement company controlled by richlisters the Mowbray family.


Bootleg Jerky beefs up with new investment
14 Jul 2021   /

Bootleg Jerky beefs up with new investment

The jerky startup has secured funding for a new facility to help more than double production.


Pure Delish rolls out the launches to stay ‘super premium’
12 Jul 2021   /

Pure Delish rolls out the launches to stay ‘super premium’

The Auckland company is producing a raft of new products, including its first 100% New Zealand grown muesli.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 9 July
9 Jul 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 9 July

Kinder’s first biscuit hits New Zealand supermarket shelves, Silver Fern Farms responds to venison demand, Speight’s moves to summit the no-alcohol beer trend, and its (another) wrap at Farrah’s.


FGC to support members on folic acid plan
9 Jul 2021  

FGC to support members on folic acid plan

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council said it will support its members to transition to the mandatory addition of folic acid to bread by 2023, following the governments announcement yesterday.


Govt to help industry make $1.6m transition to mandatory folic acid
8 Jul 2021  

Govt to help industry make $1.6m transition to mandatory folic acid

Bakers will have two years to start adding the B vitamin folic acid to their non-organic bread-making wheat flour.


RJ’s New Zealand goes palm oil free
8 Jul 2021  

RJ’s New Zealand goes palm oil free

New Zealand confectionery company RJ’s said its products will be produced without palm oil from this week.


Devonport Chocolates marks 30 years
8 Jul 2021  

Devonport Chocolates marks 30 years

Family-owned Devonport Chocolates has launched an Anniversary Selection pack to celebrate 30 years of business this month.


Gluten free pioneer Pavillion Foods preps for expansion
6 Jul 2021   /

Gluten free pioneer Pavillion Foods preps for expansion

Growing consumer demand and more interest from supermarkets is paving the way for expansion for gluten free pioneer Pavillion Foods.


Pie maker’s ‘eyes opened’ to vegan, flexitarian potential
2 Jul 2021   /

Pie maker’s ‘eyes opened’ to vegan, flexitarian potential

Who ate all the pies? Non-meat eaters are changing the market and helping to drive innovation and new products, says Goodtime Pie Co.


‘Solid’ year for Mrs Higgins, growth expected from lobster, kiwifruit ventures – Rangatira
28 Jun 2021  

‘Solid’ year for Mrs Higgins, growth expected from lobster, kiwifruit ventures – Rangatira

The investor also says that its kiwifruit venture will soon start bearing fruit.


Nestlé breaks out plant-based KitKat
15 Jun 2021  

Nestlé breaks out plant-based KitKat

Global confectionery giant Nestlé is launching a plant-based alternative to its iconic KitKat chocolate bar into the international market.


Air NZ trials new snacks on domestic flights
11 Jun 2021  

Air NZ trials new snacks on domestic flights

Air New Zealand is trialling new snacks on its domestic flights.