It is hoped that combining the companies will enable scale and help exploit export opportunities.
Fix & Fogg has been named Woolworths Supermarkets small trade partner of the year in Australia.
What has the QSR fraternity cooked up for the festive season? Krispy Kreme, Pizza Hut and Subway unveil new Christmas treats.
A mix of established manufacturers to startups have been selected to supply a 14-strong lineup of new onboard snacks.
Fieldco is recalling a specific batch of its The Original brand Kumara Chips due to the possible presence of an undeclared allergen, namely the tree nut, cashew.
Arnott’s puts a gluten free spin on one of its classics, Goodfood Group extends its dairy free brand, Duck Island and Garage Project’s new collab, and its strawberries and cream from Brown Brothers.
Hellers and Bluebird combine in a meaty merger, Prolife Food extends its snack game, and Hop Federation celebrates 10 years.
A ‘lolly utopia’ being designed by the team at Transport World is set to be the latest attractions in Invercargill.
The lawsuit is believed to be among the first by a US state to target a major plastics producer.
FSL Foods launches an exclusive in Countdown, Goodfood adds to its Food Snob range, Harmony delivers a banging banger, and new Seltz Drops drop.
Cookie Time will be the official snacking partner of the New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport for 2024.
Early Christmas cheer from Whittaker’s and Nestlé, Me Today’s new infused honey range, and Frucor Suntory’s latest coffee in a can option.
Rutherford & Meyer put a twist on a classic, Paddy Gower and Karen O’Leary get involved in NPD, and a Garage Project cult favourite gets a spicy makeover.
Five ‘snacksperts’ have been testing the snacks that Air New Zealand is considering making available on board its flights.
Chocolate brand Whittaker’s has reached 100% traceability of all the cocoa beans used to make its chocolate.
The airline is turning over the final selection of new snack suppliers to the public, with a shortlist of 30 drawn-up.
Wellington Chocolate Factory has opened its first festive pop-up at Wellington Airport.
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 breakfast specialist is sizing up the Aus market, where it sees potential to get a better margin shipping product direct than it receives in grocery domestically.
A blind sampling by Consumer NZ staff of nine varieties of salt and vinegar chips commonly available from Foodstuffs and Woolworths stores resulted in a tie for first place.
How much did Intersnack pay to take full control of the Nelson-based snack company?
Proper Snack Foods is temporarily stopping production of its kūmara crisps following the fallout from Cyclone Gabrielle, but has developed a new product to fill the gap via an Australian workaround.
Crombie & Price is recalling two types of Wallaby brand Cookie Dough Bites due to the possible presence of an allergen, namely milk.
Food and drink industry appointments and people moves for the week to 22 September.
The discovery that Kiwis could not name a single hot dog brand set the then-new owners of the Christchurch company off to stake a claim on the snack.
The founder of spread brand Pic’s Peanut Butter is gearing up for World Car Free Day.
Privately owned pet food and confectionery company Mars has issued a fresh set of net-zero pledges, including a new 2030 target.
Nespresso brings back its limited-edition seasonal flavour, Mondelez refreshes its Cadbury Roses, and Sealord adds to its foodservice offering.
The Arnott’s Group says it has completed inventory mapping to understand the extent and location of its scope 3 emissions, according to its latest sustainability report.
Pic’s Peanut Butter World has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards.
The homegrown peanut trials supported by Pic Picot are back on track after the washout of last year’s crops.
The nut butter business responds to category and economic dynamics with NPD, as well as looking for manufacturing efficiencies.
Griffin’s launches a limited edition Eta offer, Wattie’s enters a new category, Asahi adds an RTD, and Krispy Kreme revives the doggo doughnut.
Christchurch snack manufacturer Cookie Time says it is fielding multiple export inquiries for its Cookie Sandwiches, which it launched in March.
Chocolate brand Whittaker’s is bringing back its special edition Miraka Kirīmi (Creamy Milk) block produced for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week).
Sweet new releases from nut butter companies Forty Thieves and Fix & Fogg, which collabs with Cookie Time, while dairy-free darling Angel Food adds a feta to its line-up.
The craft chocolate company launches a new everyday range, which it describes as its first major expansion since it was founded a decade ago.
Lewis Road adds Half & Half, street artist Gasp is drafted in for a Doritos limited edition, and Healtheries’ new type of gummy.
The Wellington investor has been considering its options for the business since taking full control of it last year.
After taking control of Hansells from Walter & Wild, Alan Stewart tells the Ticker what he has planned for the iconic Kiwi brand.
Fix & Fogg adds a choc option, Nestlé brings back KitKat Plant Based, Jess’s Underground Kitchen adds protein, and Brothers Beer x Blue Frog = Granola Stout.
The NZ division of global confectionary giant Mondelēz delivers a second year of sales growth but joins other FMCG players in suffering rising costs, including restructuring.
One of the final alumni of Foodstuffs’ now defunct Foodstarter programme is gearing up for distribution in the North Island co-operative’s stores.
Pet supplement specialist Newflands looks to break into foodservice with a unique new product for both pets and humans.
Hansang Trading is recalling specific batches of two of its Lotte brand cookies due to the presence of undeclared allergens.
PepsiCo’s Australian and New Zealand chip brands Smith’s, Bluebird, and Twisties as well as its international Dorito’s corn chip brand have been crowned official snacks of FIFA 2023.
Griffin’s Snackachangi goes all-American, Hutchinsons debuts a meal kit brand in NZ, and Nespresso has a new (cold) brew.
Breakfast giant Kellogg counted the cost of offshore manufacturing in its 2022 financial results.
Recently installed MD Eliana Glover is trying something new for the frozen food specialist and for the NZ grocery channel, as part of growth plans for the family business.
Mrs Higgins produces a range of premium oven-fresh bakery products from its retail outlets as well as packaged cookies for the grocery channel.
Food and drink industry appointments and people moves for the week to 30 June.
Rangatira Investments has reported a net profit of $20.4m for the year to 31 March 2023, up 122% on the previous 12 months.
Breakfast brands Blue Frog and Pic’s collab, as do Nestlé and Arnott’s for a new coffee offering, while Terps & Co has a new limited run for Dry July.
Angel Food’s cracks plant-based sour cream, Mondelēz continues to pump out the lump innovation, and Hubbards goes light with Collision Crisps.
Proper Crisps has won the Best Food Product accolade for its Cheeza Peno Tortilla Chips at Australia’s 2023 Naturally Good Awards.
A trifecta of free-from innovation this week, with alt dairy from Goodfood Group’s Veesey brand, and 0% beer from State of Play and Asahi, as well as WCF’s new classic.
The $2bn snacking department continues to buck the trend, delivering both unit and value growth in NZ.
JH Whittaker & Sons has appointed a new chief marketing officer, drawing on talent from Europe to fill the role.
Revenue jumped around 40% as sales skyrocket across all three of its channels in NZ.
Nostalgia is flavour of the week, with Nestlé’s new KitKat innovation and Westgold building out its infused butter range, while Angel Bay collabs on a new limited edition.
PepsiCo NZ’s Michelle Cassettari on investment in local production, the push for healthier products, and price rises.
The snack brand is investing heavily in its UK debut at a high street health food chain, and hoping it will lead to some key accounts in grocery too.
A new spread from Egmont Honey, Raglan Food Co kicks off a seasonal series, Whittaker’s puts its spin on an old classic, and Sprig & Fern has a little something for the grown ups.
CPG giant’s New Zealand operations face down economic headwind to keep up the growth momentum that started in 2020.
How Graeme Giles plans to bring Annies back to profit with innovation and a drive into a growing new category.
Griffin’s adds to Nice & Natural, Frucor Suntory goes back to full sugar, Chantal Organics ups its snack game, and Mondelēz enlists Flox for Mother’s Day.
Griffin’s and L’affare’s limited edition collab, The Apple Press presses new ground, Kraft-Heinz’ F. Whitlock & Sons adds ambient soup, and Clevedon Buffalo Co’s new kinds of cheese.
A B Food Industries is undertaking a recall of its Wild Snack NZ brand Chicken Cassava Vege Chips due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.
Some familiar brands feature in “13 most imaginative Kiwi infusions suggested so far” for Air NZ’s snack overhaul.
Regular winner Whittaker’s has claimed a triple victory in this year’s Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey, while dairy brands slip down the ranks in 2023.
A B International is recalling specific batches of its Jabsons brand chickpea and peanut snacks due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.
The Vegan Society Aotearoa will hold its second annual Vegan Chocolate Awards in Auckland today.
Country Imports & Exports and Vision Foods are recalling Yumo’s brand Chicken Flavoured Snack due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.
Graeme and Annie Giles have retaken control of the brand, which was destined to disappear after being shut down by Kono.
The apple exporter adjusts its growth plans following Cyclone Gabrielle, but CEO Mark O’Donnell tells the Ticker there is one upside to the below-forecast harvest.
Air New Zealand has launched a full review of its onboard snack options for domestic, short-haul and long-haul flights for the first time since 2018.
Cadbury has become the official chocolate of the All Blacks in a sponsorship deal that runs to the end of the year.
The New Zealand managing director Dan of The Griffin’s Food Company, Dan Gilbert, is finishing up with the snacking business after three years at the helm.
It included $5.6m in goodwill for the premium cracker brand, with a significant revenue and profit bump following.
As the fight against food fraud intensifies, scientists from Canada’s University of Guelph unveil a new method to test the authenticity of maple syrup – one of the 10 most adulterated foods globally.
New Zealanders are more disposed to hot cross buns than chocolate eggs, according to a survey from Foodstuffs.
Pic’s re-releases a fan favourite for Easter, DB Breweries’ Export goes ultra low carb, and a Cotton Candy collab.
Cash-strapped consumers sought affordable indulgence from confectionery, which posted double-digit value and unit growth.
Entries are open for the second annual Vegan Chocolate Awards, run by The Vegan Society Aotearoa.
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.
The consumer advocate says greenwashing is rife in grocery, taking aim at products like Proper Crisps, Dilmah tea and Goodness Me fruit nuggets.
Globally, around a third of the food giant’s sales comprise products falling at the lower end of the Health Star Rating scale.
Duck Island partners with Coffee Supreme, Griffin’s brings back a Squiggles, Domino’s introduces a taste of India, and Lewis Road Creamery adds raspberry to the mix.
The Gateau House Botany is recalling specific batches of its The Gateau House brand Trio Chocolate Mousse Cakes (mini, medium and standard) due to the possible presence of foreign matter, namely glass.
Nestlé launches more Kit Kat innovation, while Blue Frog Cereal and Moa Brewing look for growth from better-for-you products.
The recently instated boss of the breakfast and snacking company’s NZ business is on a mission to rebuild market share.
Sanford’s limited edition seafood sausage, Proper Crisps launches a Big Cut line, and Griffin’s takes Girl Guide Biscuits pink.
The meal kit company and manufacturer Brelita Foods have been caught up in the mass recall of food products, which started with Life Health Foods on Wednesday.
Tegel Foods is on the GoGo, Griffin’s rolls out the Toffee Pops innovation, and Bluebird brings back some old favourites.
New boss Aimee McCammon says a review of Pic’s export portfolio through a sustainability lens could see it consider localising manufacturing or making supply chain improvements.
Heartland and Behemoth partner for complementary releases, Cookie Time chills, Westgold’s new look, and Havana goes royal.
The nationwide roll-out of Cookie Time’s new frozen dessert has been delayed by the ongoing impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle on the supply chain.
Whittaker’s brings together Blondie and Biscuit, Mars makes moves with Skittles to tie in with Pride, and Unilever goes plant-based with its Best Foods mayo.
Whittaker’s five special ‘Ed-ition’ prize packs are all going for more than $1500 just 24 hours after launching on Trade Me.
The Auckland-based distributor adds the Australian food manufacturer’s spreads, including Vegemite and Bega Peanut Butter, to its portfolio.
Whittaker’s has launched five special ‘Ed-ition’ prize packs on Trade Me with support from Ed Sheeran to raise funds for the Auckland flood recovery.
“The investment will help us grow our presence in the NZ market and hit some of the milestones we want to achieve this year,” says co-founder Mrinali Kumar.
The snack manufacturer is marking its 40th birthday with a limited edition supersized cookie, ahead of breaking into a new treat category later this month.
Duck Island has an almond croissant addition, WaHiki Coconut Creamery plays it closer to home with new flavours, and Fonterra’s functional milk innovation.
Emily Dowling joins from Mars Petcare following the resignation of Pete Simmons after sixteen years with the group.
MD Cara Liebrock is promoted to the US, with a new boss from Goodman Fielder appointed to lead the global snack giant’s New Zealand business.
Consumer appetite for snacks continues to grow despite the cost of living challenges, according to a global report by Mondelēz.
Wellington Chocolate Factory teams up with Havana Coffee, Motueka Creamery adds a Belgian chocolate, and Charlie’s changes for game day.
“Our aspiration is to make this iconic Kiwi brand a global success story. We’ve decided this is an important focus for our fifth decade,” says MD Guy Pope-Mayell.
Chantal Organics and Bread & Butter’s Christmas cookie, new beverages from State of Play and The Uncommon, plus a new look from Native Sparkling.
The fruit snacking business has largely operated at a loss since Kono bought it out of voluntary receivership in 2014.
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.
Cookie maker Mrs Higgins endures a “challenging” six months that saw its margins come under pressure, prompting a price rise.
A Duck Island and Garage Project collab, new iced coffee from Nestlé and Starbucks, Terps & Co’s world first non-alc RTD range, and a Christmas tradition from Foundry Chocolate and Thomson Whisky.
Wellington Chocolate Factory is donating 10 cents from every bar purchased this festive season to the Wellington City Mission.
The confectionery giant is shifting to paper-based packaging in NZ and Australia for its flagship Mars, Snickers and Milky Way chocolate products.
Bennetto Natural Foods looks to Samoa for latest addition, Glenfiddich extends its Grand Series, Hell Pizza gets bloody, and Me Today bulks up its lineup.
The food giant pledges to share more details of the nutritional value of its products, with the HSR system at the centre of its plans.
Cookie Time is expanding the reach of its Cookie Bar concept, with a new store launching in Dunedin next week serving up some new additions.
A deal with Moore Wilson’s sees the Christchurch startup enter the North Island in its push to convert consumers to vegan desserts.
Cookie Time has nabbed top spot in the Coalface FMCG Distributor survey for the second year in a row.
“We’re becoming an export-driven business,” Guy Pope-Mayell says after deepening its reach into Japan with a new Costco contract.
The Auckland-based jerky manufacturer says its new investor has not only injected growth capital it has also unlocked a 20x capacity increase.
Whittaker’s add festive spice, a new mead joins the growing category, Lewis Road’s latest limited edition and Impossible Foods teams up with Domino’s.
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.
Johnty Tatham’s Lucid Chocolatier 68% Port has won the supreme award at the 2022 New Zealand Chocolate Awards.
Good Sh*t soda extends its range, Heinz joins two flagship products, AF Drinks collaborates with Lucky Taco, and The Bond Store goes down the garden path.
The snacking company says it has now passed pre-Covid revenue after an 18-month innovation drive to restore demand.
The startup aims to challenge New Zealand’s food system through its plant-based products, developed with a ‘global-from-day-one’ mindset.
Arnott’s load ups its shapes, Zeffer upcycles for its entry into the RTD category, and some seasonal offerings with a Halloween mayo from Heinz and Pumpkin Spice from Nespresso.
Whittaker’s has put up the price of its products for the third time since 2019.
Food and beverage industry moves for the week to 30 September.
Lilo builds on its B-Side fruit proposition, Wellington Chocolate Factory brings back a classic, Lewis Road goes for a new coffee iteration, and DB’s new brews.
A panel of judges will this Saturday taste and assess nearly 150 NZ-made chocolates in a bid to find winners for NZ Chocolate Awards 2022.
Whittaker’s extends its core range, Kiwi Quinoa sees red, Fix & Fogg gets into pumpkin spice season, while Good Buzz expands with a new RTD brand.
Among the big opportunities from the new partnership could be a push in Europe for the Waikato company’s mānuka honey brand Haddrell’s.
The Mother Earth and Alison’s Pantry owner brings on a significant European partner to drive growth opportunities.
The KitKat chocolate bar is getting a new wrapper using 30% less virgin plastic – pipping rival Mondelēz to the post with what it claims is a New Zealand first.
Arnott’s brings Bluey to the biscuit aisle, Asahi launches a Major Major flavour, San Pellegrino has an Essenza range extension, and Whittaker’s Miraka Kirīmi goes on sale for the first time.
Chocolate makers and chocolatiers are being called on to submit entries for the biennial NZ Chocolate Awards.
“We’re adding value back into a category that has had a lot of price and quality erosion,” says co-founder Roman Jewell after securing a significant range extension in Australia.
The global ice cream company starts to make ground in NZ following its 2019 entry via the $380m Tip Top deal with Fonterra, and then the pandemic hitting.
Native Sparkling, Tom & Luke, Angela Clifford and Auld Farm Distillery all took home well-earned silverware from export and arable awards.
Griffin’s leverages Cookie Bear into crackers, Hellers extends its Meals Made Easy range, and Moa’s RTD brand Hey Hey adds a new flavour.
The confectionery giant aims to replace churn with category growth in the current inflationary environment.
Native Sparkling goes non-alc, Lewis Road Creamery gets comfortable, Whittaker’s adds an oat milk option, and Burger Fuel’s all wild at heart.
Some 290 entries spanning ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and dairy-free frozen products have been received for the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards being judged on Saturday.
The FMCG giant’s new NZ boss says it is buckling up for at least another year of uncertainty as the trend for value driving sales ramps up.
Three NZ food firms have been picked to take part in a product innovation drive for launch into the Australian market.
Martha’s Backyard is recalling a specific batch of Jif brand creamy peanut butter due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Affected product should not be consumed.
The biscuit firm’s founders exit, leaving the investor mulling options – could a sale be on the cards?
Confectionery giant Mars New Zealand saw its sales slip marginally in 2021, as the company took a number of measures to reshape its New Zealand presence and portfolio.
Nut butter company Fix & Fogg is closing its Wellington shopfront, known as the Eva Street window.
Rangatira Investments is looking to raise $50m to support the on-going growth of the firm which owns food manufacturer Mrs Higgins.
Independent cracker manufacturer Penati is feeling the squeeze with premium cracker sales weakening as consumers tighten their purse strings and input costs go up.
The Australian and New Zealand division of Kellogg will not comment on the potential implications, if any, of the breakup of the group.
Davis Trading Company is recalling specific dates of Hanami brand Prawn Crackers in two flavours comprising Nori Seaweed and Garlic & Pepper Shrimp respectively.
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.
Griffin’s brings out two new ToffeePops flavours for winter, East Imperial launches its first natural low-calorie tonic water, and My Food Bag marks Matariki.
The world-famous doughnut brand shows signs of recovery in NZ after being pummelled by the pandemic.
The new campaign sees Kiwi actor Karl Urban playing time travelling founder J.H. Whittaker.
The harvest of New Zealand-grown peanut crops in Northland is nearing completion with the final results including an all-important taste test to follow.
Mrs Higgins is recalling a specific batch of its shortbread cookies as the product may contain foreign matter, namely white plastic.
Field trials of peanut crops will be expanded to seven site across Northland next year, as part of the $1m project looking into the feasibility of commercially growing the nuts in New Zealand.
The two F&B giants are changing products and packaging in NZ to deliver on health and sustainability targets.
The NZ division of the global confectionary giant managed to increase sales, offsetting rising costs and Covid disruptions.
First half EBIT jumps 79% but NZ’s largest seafood company is battling supply side challenges as Covid hits production and staffing levels.
The snack company is looking for investors to unlock plans to quadruple revenue over the next three years.
A functional collagen beauty snack hits NZ shores, Lyre’s adds a winter warmer, Fix & Fogg goes beyond nuts, and Mondelēz continues the Caramilk innovation.
Woolworths NZ is recalling specific batches of its Countdown brand Choc Berry Mix due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.
“It gives us about five times the footprint and capacity… and that matches our ambitions for 180 Degrees,” says NZ country manager Mike Cullerne.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The global FMCG giant ups the ante by restricting F&B marketing to under 16s, ahead of an industry standard of 13 years.
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.
Foodstuffs finishes its biscuit category review, keeping some well-known New Zealand names and adding new international brands.
Mondelēz looks to Tip Top for its latest Cadbury innovation, Abe’s Bagels goes sweet, while Domino’s beefs up its extra value range.
Investment in sales and marketing rose by more than $7m, contributing to flat pretax profit in 2021.
The Wellington snack company is expanding its Upcycled Grain Project brand with US growth ramping up.
Former Unilever Baltics GM Cameron Heath relocates to Auckland this month to lead the company’s NZ business.
Rural Delivery takes a look at Tasman Bay Food Co’s sustainability practices.
Ferrero is extending its recall of Kinder chocolate products due to possible contamination with salmonella bacteria.
Bootleg Jerky Company has taken out the People’s Choice accolade at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021, north and west region.
Ferrero International is recalling Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from New Zealand shelves because of potential contamination with salmonella bacteria.
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.
Ola Berezhnaia’s Datella is hoping to grow in more supermarkets and build a following for date spreads.
Proper Snack Foods GM Andy Leonard says challenging shipping and rising costs provided extra motivation to establish manufacturing across the ditch.
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.
Registration has opened for the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s inaugural Chocolate Awards.
Whittaker’s gets behind Operation Nest Egg with Kiwis for Kiwi.
“If you go in undercooked you could just come unstuck” – Fix & Fogg founder Roman Jewell on ramping up its US presence.
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.
Michelle Cassettari takes the helm of the NZ business – the first woman to hold the position.
Christchurch’s snack bar company Crafty Weka has been named as one of the Best Backpacking Foods of 2022 by US publication Backpacker.
After 18 years with her family business, Hirst Tristam is taking on a GM role at another F&B business.
Griffin’s Easter take on MallowPuffs, a mash-up from Pic’s and New World, and new offerings from Chantal Organics and Mitchells Nutrition.
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.
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.
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.
South Island Office’s growing dessert and baked goods group adds the Cadbury brand to the fold with a fresh ANZ licensing agreement.
Are NFTs an opportunity for food and beverage firms? Kristina Ivanova’s plant-based snack maker jumps in.
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.
The Chocolate Station at Blenheim Railway Station offers more than 100 craft chocolate product lines produced by chocolatiers from Ne Zealand and the Pacific.
Organic food producer Chantal Organics and Auckland bakery Bread & Butter have partnered to support Auckland City Mission’s efforts to help people this Christmas.
This week, Tom & Luke cut the sugar, Pic’s takes off, and Alexandra’s dials up the convenience.
George Weston Food says it is making the investment in current or planned activities across New Zealand and Australia.
The beverage giant has filled the vacancy at the top of its Australian and New Zealand business.
Nestlé New Zealand has transitioned to 100% renewable electricity with the rest of the global FMCG giant working towards a 2025 target.
A push across the ditch in 2018 has seen the premium popcorn business grow 50% year-on-year.
Chocolate maker Whittaker’s has been crowned exporter of the year at the 2021 ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.
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.
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.
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.
The speciality food business will discontinue its keto bread but will build on the momentum it has discovered after diversifying into keto cookies.
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.
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.
Milk 2.0 has overhauled Natural Abundance’s portfolio and built up distribution after buying the snack company.
Cookie Time will ramp up distribution of the boutique brand into mainstream grocery retail across the country.
The Auckland herbs and spices manufacturer has expanded into ready-to-make baking mixes with the buy-out.
Both Nestlé and Blis Technology have made internal appointments to fill vacancies at the top of their ranks.
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.
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.
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.
The Nelson snack food startup is scaling up and chasing US export growth following a $2.5m capital raise.
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.
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.
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.
KitKat V will be on New Zealand shop shelves from October 11 for a limited time.
Both firms manufacture and supply savoury pies and sausage rolls in NZ.
There’s a new lager for the vaccine-hesitant, Mars revamps one of its classics, and Horleys jumps on the marine collagen bandwagon.
The sharp fall in tourism trail sales in NZ has prompted the Christchurch company to test the international appetite for its granola snack bars.
Shrimps, eggs, and Cadbury Dairy Milk are the latest products to get a plant-based overhaul by the FMCG behemoths.
Owner Arturo Luna is preparing to push the brand in retail, but it comes as prices rise for ingredients.
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 has won the supreme award at the 2021 Diversity Awards New Zealand.
The deal opens access to the US market for the Auckland-based company’s gluten-free, keto and paleo products.
Four months on from its acquisition of 180 Degrees, Arnott’s is dodging Delta disruption and preparing to push the premium cracker brand.
Burrito business has partnered with Focus Distribution for a push into service station pie warmers.
The new part-recycled packaging for Cadbury Dairy Milk family blocks will hit New Zealand shelves next year.
The Griffins Food Company has added Snax Himalayan Pink Salt Crackers to its 2021 Pink Ribbon range.
The ingredient supplier will ramp up its retail range as well as push its B2B business from its expanded base.
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.
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.
The Tip Top bread owner boosts production to meet surging lockdown demand, but it comes as costs escalate across the group.
The Christchurch investor follows its $30m purchase of Original Foods by acquiring the iconic dessert maker.
Five Eight Distribution Ltd is recalling specific batches of Mr Porky brand Original Scratchings and Crispy Strips due to the possible presence of Salmonella.
With the foodservice channel shut, manufacturers are looking to supermarkets to pick up the slack.
The baker sells its contract to produce bread for the Goodman Fielder subsidiary to focus on its own brands like Rebel Bakehouse.
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.
The humble lump is paying dividends for the global giant in New Zealand with a new launch about to be unwrapped.
The chocolatier led by the granddaughter of Ernest Adams is expanding production after seeing revenue jump by 30%.
The $30m-plus Countdown to be developed in Auckland’s Manukau is the North Island’s first Green Star-rated store.
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.
An initiative to support the refugee community in New Zealand with training in commercial baking has won a $20,000 grant.
After 25 years, there’s still plenty of room for growth, says general manager Wade Gillooly.
Finding growth means driving existing brands like Old El Paso but could also see new products brought down under from the United States.
NZ Natural Pet Food Company founders Amber Cordero and Jacqueline Taylor are among four finalists from the food sector.
The former Designworks CEO is behind the new Good Farmers collective, which brings its first product to market this week.
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.
Hastie is back at the firm he founded 19 years ago, and he has growth on his mind for his tea and biscuit business.
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.
US food giant General Mills has appointed of Matthew Salter as its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
The health snack firm partners with a supplement company controlled by richlisters the Mowbray family.
The jerky startup has secured funding for a new facility to help more than double production.
The Auckland company is producing a raft of new products, including its first 100% New Zealand grown muesli.
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.
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.
Bakers will have two years to start adding the B vitamin folic acid to their non-organic bread-making wheat flour.
New Zealand confectionery company RJ’s said its products will be produced without palm oil from this week.
Family-owned Devonport Chocolates has launched an Anniversary Selection pack to celebrate 30 years of business this month.
Growing consumer demand and more interest from supermarkets is paving the way for expansion for gluten free pioneer Pavillion Foods.
Who ate all the pies? Non-meat eaters are changing the market and helping to drive innovation and new products, says Goodtime Pie Co.
The investor also says that its kiwifruit venture will soon start bearing fruit.
Global confectionery giant Nestlé is launching a plant-based alternative to its iconic KitKat chocolate bar into the international market.
Air New Zealand is trialling new snacks on its domestic flights.