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Thursday 21 October 2021

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Chicken and egg: FPI increases for sixth consecutive month
14 Oct 2021   /

Chicken and egg: FPI increases for sixth consecutive month

Seasonally adjusted food prices were up 0.9% on the month prior in September as higher priced chicken and eggs came home to roost.


September card spend edges up, grocery falters
13 Oct 2021   /

September card spend edges up, grocery falters

The easing of Covid-19 alert levels everywhere apart from Auckland saw retail card spending edge up 0.9% or $45m compared with August to hit $5.15bn, according to Stats NZ.


F&B exports to China: lobster leaps as meat, dairy enjoy strong H1
11 Oct 2021   /

F&B exports to China: lobster leaps as meat, dairy enjoy strong H1

Food exports were strong in H1 but it’s an uneven recovery from Covid for infant formula, cherries and some seafood.


Retail spending hit, fears for Xmas grow
6 Oct 2021   /

Retail spending hit, fears for Xmas grow

Nationwide average retail spending was down by at least 15% in August and down by 16% in September, according to Retail New Zealand’s latest Retail Radar report.


Strong spending rebound outside Auckland – BNZ
5 Oct 2021   /

Strong spending rebound outside Auckland – BNZ

Card spending across the country rebounded to just 5% below pre-lockdown levels in the week to Tuesday 28 September – the first full week of Covid-19 alert level 3.


Digital disruption is here, retailers must brace for change – Westpac
29 Sep 2021   /

Digital disruption is here, retailers must brace for change – Westpac

Digital disruption is bringing massive change to retail, with the tracking of food an important driver, says a new report from the bank.


Food prices rise for fifth consecutive month
13 Sep 2021   /

Food prices rise for fifth consecutive month

Food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in August mainly due to higher prices for meat, poultry and fish, and restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food, according to Stats NZ.


Overall August spend down, grocery up – Stats NZ
13 Sep 2021   /

Overall August spend down, grocery up – Stats NZ

Retail card spending in New Zealand fell 19.8% in August compared with July reflecting reduced spending as the country went into lockdown mid-month, according to Stats NZ.


Chris Quin on Foodstuffs’ category reset and its ‘phygital’ future
10 Sep 2021  

Chris Quin on Foodstuffs’ category reset and its ‘phygital’ future

A three year project to rebuild FSNI’s supply chain was delivered just in time for Delta, and sets the co-op up for an increasingly digital future.


Food firms dominate Kiwi co-op rankings
10 Sep 2021   /

Food firms dominate Kiwi co-op rankings

Fonterra, Zespri, and Foodstuffs are heavyweights in NZ’s top 30 co-operative rankings.


Lockdown spending winners and losers
6 Sep 2021  

Lockdown spending winners and losers

The amount of money flowing through retailers tills fell by more than a third following the start of the a snap lockdown in mid August, with alert level trading restrictions dictating the winners and losers of the stay-at-home orders.


Dairy pushes export prices higher
6 Sep 2021  

Dairy pushes export prices higher

Export prices for goods rose 8.3% on the previous quarter in the three months to June 2021, while import prices rose 4.8%, according to Stats NZ.


July red meat exports jump 29%
3 Sep 2021   /

July red meat exports jump 29%

New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $870m during July 2021 – a 29% increase on the same month last year, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association.


Food spend second biggest riser in lockdown, restaurants suffer most – BNZ
2 Sep 2021   /

Food spend second biggest riser in lockdown, restaurants suffer most – BNZ

The increase in spending on food was second only to IT equipment and software after the country went into its snap lockdown in mid-August.


NZ beef pricing “strong” despite volatility – Rabobank
27 Aug 2021   /

NZ beef pricing “strong” despite volatility – Rabobank

Pricing for New Zealand beef remains strong despite turbulence in global beef markets, according to Rabobank’s latest Global Beef Quarterly report.


July seafood exports jump 29%
26 Aug 2021  

July seafood exports jump 29%

Exports of fish, crustaceans, and molluscs were up $35m or 29% in July to reach $155m, according to Stats NZ.


Eating out boosts Q2 retail sales
25 Aug 2021   /

Eating out boosts Q2 retail sales

Food and beverage services sales topped $3.38bn in June 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ’s latest retail trade survey.


Produce pushes July food prices up
13 Aug 2021   /

Produce pushes July food prices up

Food prices rose 1.3% in July compared with the previous month, mainly influenced by fruit and vege price hikes.


Pantry stocking continues in July – Stats NZ
11 Aug 2021  

Pantry stocking continues in July – Stats NZ

New Zealanders spent $77m – or 0.9% – more using their credit and debit cards in July 2021 compared with the previous month, Stats NZ said today, with total card spending hitting $8.53bn.


June exports beef up to hit record
27 Jul 2021   /

June exports beef up to hit record

The value of NZ exports continues to climb hitting a new high of $6bn in June this year.


Vegetable prices jump 15% – the sharpest rise in four years
13 Jul 2021   /

Vegetable prices jump 15% – the sharpest rise in four years

Capsicum prices jumped 27% to a weighted average price of $24.16 per kilogram, an all-time high.


Wild weather drives supermarket spend to biggest June riser
12 Jul 2021   /

Wild weather drives supermarket spend to biggest June riser

Supermarkets saw the biggest rise in Kiwi spending in June 2021 as wild weather drove people to stock up and stay indoors, according to Stats NZ.


May meat exports top $877m
8 Jul 2021  

May meat exports top $877m

New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $877m during May, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association.


Paymark Q2 retail spend strong
8 Jul 2021   /

Paymark Q2 retail spend strong

Core retail spend has been consistently above 2019 and 2020 in recent months coming in at $10.9bn in the June quarter, according to Paymark.


NZ finishes full dairy season up 1.5% – Fonterra
1 Jul 2021  

NZ finishes full dairy season up 1.5% – Fonterra

Fonterra’s New Zealand milk collection for May 2021 was 75.3 million kgMS, 7.7% higher than the same month last year.


US F&B trade looks strong for year ahead – NZUS Council
25 Jun 2021   /

US F&B trade looks strong for year ahead – NZUS Council

The US is likely to remain the largest market for wine and beef exporters over the coming 12 months, according to NZUS Council.


Eating out helps out – GDP up 1.6% in Q1
18 Jun 2021   /

Eating out helps out – GDP up 1.6% in Q1

Gross domestic product rose by 1.6% in the March 2021 quarter, with increased spending on eating out, accommodation and big ticket items.


Non-alcoholic drinks biggest mover in May food prices
16 Jun 2021   /

Non-alcoholic drinks biggest mover in May food prices

Food price rose 0.4% in May compared with the month prior when rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers contributed to a 1.1% jump, according to Stats NZ.


Specialised food spend up, supermarket down – Stats NZ
14 Jun 2021  

Specialised food spend up, supermarket down – Stats NZ

Seasonally adjusted card spending rose by $189m or 2.3% between April 2021 and May 2021, with consumables rising 40%.


Meat, dairy sales volumes grow in Q1
10 Jun 2021  

Meat, dairy sales volumes grow in Q1

Manufacturing sales volumes reached a record peak of $27bn in the March quarter, up 0.4% or $113m from the December 2020 quarter, according to Stats NZ.


Beef + Lamb sees strong 2020 US performance
10 Jun 2021  

Beef + Lamb sees strong 2020 US performance

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has reported strong growth and increased demand for grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and lamb in the US.


April red meat sector exports stable at $863m
8 Jun 2021   /

April red meat sector exports stable at $863m

New Zealand red meat exports remained steady in April with a total of $863m worth of meat and co-products exported to global markets, according to the latest analysis from MIA.


Meat, dairy exports fall in March year
3 Jun 2021   /

Meat, dairy exports fall in March year

Total exports of goods and services fell $14.3bn or 16.5%, to $72.6bn in the year ending March 2021, as visibility of the full Covid-19 affected year emerged, according to Stats NZ.


“Rock solid” demand underpinning food exports to US
31 May 2021   /

“Rock solid” demand underpinning food exports to US

Increased volatility and global supply chain disruption are dogging exports to the US, but strong demand for NZ products including beef and wine are supporting long-term growth.


Dairy drags April exports
27 May 2021  

Dairy drags April exports

In April 2021, the value of total goods exports rose 1.2% or $65m compared with April 2020, to $5.4bn.


Stats NZ: Q1 retail spend up, food down
26 May 2021   /

Stats NZ: Q1 retail spend up, food down

Higher retail spending on electronic items and outdoor recreational goods this summer helped boost overall spending in the March 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ.


FPI: Produce pushes April food prices up 1.1%
14 May 2021  

FPI: Produce pushes April food prices up 1.1%

Rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers were the main contributors to a 1.1% rise in food prices in April 2021, according to Stats NZ.


How prepared were F&B companies for the pandemic?
12 May 2021  

How prepared were F&B companies for the pandemic?

More than 60% of food industry executives did not have an adequate plan to deal with the impacts of Covid-19, says a new US-based study.


More liquor, less grocery spend in April – Stats NZ
12 May 2021  

More liquor, less grocery spend in April – Stats NZ

Spending at supermarkets and grocery stores contracted in April falling $278m on the same time last year to $1.8bn, according to Stats NZ .


Gold kiwifruit overtakes green
10 May 2021  

Gold kiwifruit overtakes green

The total canopy area of gold kiwifruit has now surpassed that of the green variety, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.


Sheep meat exports reach $4bn – Stats NZ
10 May 2021   /

Sheep meat exports reach $4bn – Stats NZ

The number of sheep in New Zealand in June 2020 was 26 million, down 3% on the same month in 2019, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.


Easter spend a tale of two islands
4 May 2021  

Easter spend a tale of two islands

Spending over the Easter period more than doubled compared to the same period of last year, although growth in the North Island outstripped the South Island.


Organics plan to scale-up $723m NZ sector
15 Apr 2021   /

Organics plan to scale-up $723m NZ sector

A strategy is in the pipeline to help accelerate an already-booming industry.


Grocery and liquor spend falls $74m in March – Stats NZ
14 Apr 2021   /

Grocery and liquor spend falls $74m in March – Stats NZ

Spending on grocery and liquor in March was down 3.3%, or $74m, from February 2021 levels, according to Stats NZ.


Which F&B tycoons made the 2021 Forbes Rich List?
8 Apr 2021  

Which F&B tycoons made the 2021 Forbes Rich List?

From spring water chiefs to supermarket dynasties – the annual rankings are a smorgasboard of F&B billionaires.


Red meat exports steady at $907m
6 Apr 2021  

Red meat exports steady at $907m

New Zealand red meat exports for February 2021 reached $906.7m, says the Meat Industry Association.


Primary sector economies take top spots – ASB regional rankings
30 Mar 2021   /

Primary sector economies take top spots – ASB regional rankings

The bank described the December 2020 quarter results as a tale of two islands as the north continued to outperform the south.


Food sector jobs down in Feb
30 Mar 2021   /

Food sector jobs down in Feb

Jobs in the accommodation and food services sectors were down 5.4% for February 2021.


Food price inflation slows as value of meat, poultry, fish fall
12 Mar 2021  

Food price inflation slows as value of meat, poultry, fish fall

Restaurant meals and foods such as Thai and Indian helped lift prices in Feb but it was the slowest growth for 18 months.


Supermarket spending falls in Feb – Stats NZ
11 Mar 2021   /

Supermarket spending falls in Feb – Stats NZ

Spending on food fell in February 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, says Stats NZ.


Falling prices suppress dairy, meat manufacturing
10 Mar 2021   /

Falling prices suppress dairy, meat manufacturing

Dairy and meat product manufacturing fell 3.2% to $288m in the December 2020 quarter, says Stats NZ.


Covid, African Swine sees 14% decline in red meat exports
9 Mar 2021   /

Covid, African Swine sees 14% decline in red meat exports

New Zealand’s red meat exports fell to $743.3m in January 2021, a 14% drop on compared to the same month a year ago.


Strong sales for Marlborough vineyards in 2020 – Colliers
3 Mar 2021  

Strong sales for Marlborough vineyards in 2020 – Colliers

The number of vineyard sales almost doubled compared to 2019, says the agent.


Increase in alcohol on shelves ‘concerning’ – Alcohol Healthwatch
1 Mar 2021  

Increase in alcohol on shelves ‘concerning’ – Alcohol Healthwatch

There was a substantial increase in the amount of alcohol on the shelves in the second half of 2020, according to Stats NZ.


Wine, spirits volumes rise, beer falls except for high strength
26 Feb 2021   /

Wine, spirits volumes rise, beer falls except for high strength

Last year’s record wine result was in contrast to falls in each of the previous two years.


Dairy, meat lead value of Jan exports down
26 Feb 2021   /

Dairy, meat lead value of Jan exports down

It was the fifth consecutive month where dairy exports were less than the corresponding month a year ago.


Low prices push dairy, meat exports down
18 Dec 2020  

Low prices push dairy, meat exports down

Stats NZ says NZ meat exporters were selling more for less.


Almost 80% single-serve drinks in NZ supermarkets are sugary, study finds
18 Dec 2020  

Almost 80% single-serve drinks in NZ supermarkets are sugary, study finds

Researchers are calling for the government to intervene, and say industry pledges are not enough.


Global F&B rankings for 2020 revealed
17 Dec 2020  

Global F&B rankings for 2020 revealed

Did a global pandemic end Nestlé’s reign at the top of the international F&B power list?


New Zealanders binning $3bn of food every year
17 Dec 2020  

New Zealanders binning $3bn of food every year

The new research found leftovers to be the most common food item being thrown out.


1% fall in primary sector exports for FY21 “better than expected”
16 Dec 2020  

1% fall in primary sector exports for FY21 “better than expected”

NZ’s food is still highly sought around the world, says MPI director-general Ray Smith.


Strawberry prices crushed 43% as exports fall
14 Dec 2020   /

Strawberry prices crushed 43% as exports fall

As air freight costs soared due to Covid-19 border closures, so did the price of exporting.


Q2 hospitality sales plummet 40%
14 Dec 2020  

Q2 hospitality sales plummet 40%

Nationwide sales for the hospitality industry fell to $1.7bn in the second quarter of 2020, down 40% on the same period last year.


Stats NZ: Solid November spend for consumables
11 Dec 2020  

Stats NZ: Solid November spend for consumables

Retail card spending was stable in November rising just 1.4% or $85m to $6.25bn.


Stats NZ: September surge boosted by dairy, meat, grocery records
10 Dec 2020   /

Stats NZ: September surge boosted by dairy, meat, grocery records

Dairy and meat product manufacturing volumes, and wholesale grocery and liquor value saw huge lifts in the Sept quarter.


Dairy exports suffer 16% value hit
3 Dec 2020  

Dairy exports suffer 16% value hit

Both dairy and meat exports have taken a dive in the September quarter.


Booming NZ brewing sector worth $2.7bn despite Covid woes
2 Dec 2020  

Booming NZ brewing sector worth $2.7bn despite Covid woes

The industry supported more than 7000 jobs and paid $470m in annual wages, says NZIER.


Pic’s picks off Whittakers in new Brand Reputation Index
27 Nov 2020  

Pic’s picks off Whittakers in new Brand Reputation Index

The likes of Pic’s Peanut Butter and Whittakers have taken the top spots.


Value of food exports drop in Oct – Stats NZ
27 Nov 2020  

Value of food exports drop in Oct – Stats NZ

Some dairy products were down $198m.


Supermarkets strong in record Q3 retail sales results
24 Nov 2020  

Supermarkets strong in record Q3 retail sales results

NZ’s retail sector is on the road to recovery, according to the latest figures from Stats NZ.


Dairy producers pay falls 13% dip in Sept quarter – Stats NZ
19 Nov 2020  

Dairy producers pay falls 13% dip in Sept quarter – Stats NZ

Gains made in the March and June quarters have been impacted by the fall.


High supply sees fruit, vege prices drop – Stats NZ
16 Nov 2020  

High supply sees fruit, vege prices drop – Stats NZ

The department says prices tend to fall in October as fruit and vegetables follow seasonal trend.


Oct food and beverage spend second highest in 20 years – Stats NZ
11 Nov 2020  

Oct food and beverage spend second highest in 20 years – Stats NZ

Supermarket and grocery store spending in October 2020 increased by $137m, or 7.8%, compared to the same month last year.


Record blueberry consumption after 15.2% jump
11 Nov 2020  

Record blueberry consumption after 15.2% jump

Eight million punnets of blueberries were eaten by New Zealanders last year.


Q3 red meat exports to US leap 50% to $400m
5 Nov 2020  

Q3 red meat exports to US leap 50% to $400m

The Meat Industry Association says a decline in China prompted a “re-balancing” to other export markets.


Milk production lifts by 1.6% as US, EU exports grow
2 Nov 2020   /

Milk production lifts by 1.6% as US, EU exports grow

Fonterra released its Global Dairy Update last week with the latest data.


Value of dairy exports takes $97m hit
28 Oct 2020  

Value of dairy exports takes $97m hit

The value of New Zealand’s dairy product exports in September 2020 fell from the same month in 2019.


NZ wine exports up 11% in 2020
28 Oct 2020  

NZ wine exports up 11% in 2020

New Zealand wine exports continue to perform strongly, increasing by 10.7% in the eight months to August.


Vege prices jump 18% to push CPI up
27 Oct 2020  

Vege prices jump 18% to push CPI up

Higher vegetable prices have contributed to a 0.7% increase in the Consumers Price Index (CPI.


Research: Women under-represented in meat sector
15 Oct 2020  

Research: Women under-represented in meat sector

New research suggests women are under-represented in, and even prevented from, aspiring to higher levels of business in the industry.


August sees tomato prices spike 38%
11 Sep 2020  

August sees tomato prices spike 38%

Covid-19 has driven the price of tomatoes to an all-time high, according to Stats NZ.