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Saturday 21 May 2022

Delivery & Meal Kit

My Food Bag product range pumps value
20 May 2022  

My Food Bag product range pumps value

The company’s Kitchen product add-ons help boost average order value as customer numbers are buffeted by Covid during FY22.


Lim “disappointed for others” at misogynistic My Food Bag bagging
5 May 2022   /

Lim “disappointed for others” at misogynistic My Food Bag bagging

Lim says she is “disappointed” by sexist and racist remarks made by DGL chief executive Simon Henry in respect of My Food Bag’s IPO prospectus.


Sherpa delivers for Buttabean Motivation
20 Apr 2022   /

Sherpa delivers for Buttabean Motivation

Same-day delivery service Sherpa is saving the Buttabean Motivation food bank thousands of dollars a week by doing hundreds of free food deliveries around South Auckland.


My Food Bag lifts lid on “strong” full years
8 Apr 2022  

My Food Bag lifts lid on “strong” full years

Shares rally as the meal-kit company offers an early look at revenue and EBIDTA.


Beer Hug makes the leap across the Tasman
7 Apr 2022   /

Beer Hug makes the leap across the Tasman

The company replicates its model in Australia to open a new channel for craft beer brewers across the ditch.


Perspectives: Workers like delivery drivers face more risk, fewer protections during Covid
7 Apr 2022   /

Perspectives: Workers like delivery drivers face more risk, fewer protections during Covid

Largely overlooked in the recent easing of Covid restrictions has been the unequal impact on marginalised groups such as gig workers, who remain voiceless and vulnerable.


Supie brings forward fresh $5m fundraise
6 Apr 2022   /

Supie brings forward fresh $5m fundraise

The online grocery challenger is looking for more backers after strong growth in members and revenue over the last quarter.


Uber adds BP to NZ retail delivery partnerships
30 Mar 2022   /

Uber adds BP to NZ retail delivery partnerships

Uber expands its last-mile grocery delivery play by adding BP’s 200-strong network to its NZ footprint.


DoorDash coy on NZ entry
17 Mar 2022   /

DoorDash coy on NZ entry

The aggregator and delivery service says it has “nothing to report” about a New Zealand entry.


Sherpa plans retail partnerships for same-day delivery
16 Mar 2022   /

Sherpa plans retail partnerships for same-day delivery

Same-day delivery service Sherpa says it has secured major retail partnerships in New Zealand as it looks to scale up its volume and presence.


TKC’s ghost kitchen delayed due to Omicron
14 Mar 2022   /

TKC’s ghost kitchen delayed due to Omicron

The launch of Auckland’s first ghost kitchen has been delayed a month because of Covid-19.  


GoodFor launches same-day delivery in Auckland
11 Mar 2022   /

GoodFor launches same-day delivery in Auckland

Package-free grocer GoodFor has launched a same-day delivery service in Auckland.


Convenience store orders jump almost 420% – Menulog
8 Mar 2022   /

Convenience store orders jump almost 420% – Menulog

The number of orders from convenience stores such as Night ‘n Day increased by almost 420% since April last year on Menulog’s platform.


Supermarket majors need to be held to account – Supie
3 Mar 2022   /

Supermarket majors need to be held to account – Supie

The gloves are off ahead of the Commerce Commission’s final report into the $22bn grocery sector to be published on Tuesday.


Will Domino’s really be delivering pizza by drone?
3 Mar 2022   /

Will Domino’s really be delivering pizza by drone?

NZ GM Cameron Toomey says finding people to deliver goods will get harder as the volume of delivery products increases.


Percasky backs ghost kitchen startup building NZ portfolio
2 Mar 2022   /

Percasky backs ghost kitchen startup building NZ portfolio

The new venture is being backed by the Christchurch investor with at least $12m ploughed into it to date.


Food Moves: Appointments at Kellogg, Sanford, My Food Bag
1 Feb 2022  

Food Moves: Appointments at Kellogg, Sanford, My Food Bag

A new Australian New Zealand MD for Kellogg, appointments at Sanford executive leadership team, Synlait loses strategy and business transformation director, Seeka CFO to go, and My Food Bag bags supply chain lead.


Foodstuffs details Uber Eats trial
1 Dec 2021   /

Foodstuffs details Uber Eats trial

The supermarket chain targets last minute grocery needs and top-up shop missions with delivery service.


Food moves at Frucor, MenuAid
30 Nov 2021   /

Food moves at Frucor, MenuAid

Frucor Suntory has appointed Rhodi Bulloch as its nutrition and regulatory affairs specialist.


Foodstuffs, Wattie’s make major moves in e-commerce arms race
26 Nov 2021   /

Foodstuffs, Wattie’s make major moves in e-commerce arms race

F&B players are arming themselves with shoppable recipes, fast delivery, D2C, and new meal kit offers to win more of the digital dollar.


Who does My Food Bag want to buy?
23 Nov 2021   /

Who does My Food Bag want to buy?

CEO Kevin Bowler tells the Ticker what he’s looking for in any acquisition – and it may not have to be in food.


My Food Bag M&A on cards as H1 profit jumps 25%…
19 Nov 2021  

My Food Bag M&A on cards as H1 profit jumps 25%…

The meal kit company moots an M&A-fuelled, vertically-integrated future.


…while its new Kitchen offer hits launch targets, gathers intel for product expansion
19 Nov 2021  

…while its new Kitchen offer hits launch targets, gathers intel for product expansion

My Food Bag is planning to expand its Kitchen product range into new categories, untether orders from its meal kits, and shorten delivery times pitting it directly against supermarkets.


HELL Pizza raises $70k for food charities
17 Nov 2021  

HELL Pizza raises $70k for food charities

HELL Pizza has raised $70,000 to support 15 food rescue organisations around the country.


Milford ups My Food Bag stake
16 Nov 2021   /

Milford ups My Food Bag stake

Milford Asset Management has increased its holdings in meal kit company My Food Bag to 8.79%.


New drinks delivery service targets parties, events
16 Nov 2021   /

New drinks delivery service targets parties, events

An e-commerce business that provides a tailored drinks delivery service for parties, weddings and events is gearing up for summer after its initial Auckland launch in August was thwarted by the city going in level 4 lockdown.


Fast 50’s Delivereasy, WOOP on the rise and rise of delivery
5 Nov 2021  

Fast 50’s Delivereasy, WOOP on the rise and rise of delivery

Covid supercharges growth for food delivery service Delivereasy and meal kit company Woop, with little sign of it slowing.


Supie bags $2.5m seed funding, series A slated for 2022
4 Nov 2021   /

Supie bags $2.5m seed funding, series A slated for 2022

Sarah Balle’s online supermarket startup hits an early milestone with an oversubscribed seed round to help it scale.


My Food Bag ex-COO joins auto startup
3 Nov 2021   /

My Food Bag ex-COO joins auto startup

My Food Bag’s ex-chief operating officer, Richard Wafer, has joined Trade Me-backed, auto-repair comparision startup My Auto Shop.


Online grocer Geezy Go readies 20-minute delivery for NZ
1 Nov 2021   /

Online grocer Geezy Go readies 20-minute delivery for NZ

The new online supermarket has hired NZ staff and is developing its first dark store in Auckland with a second on the way.


Growing food inflation, import costs force Bidfood price hike
28 Oct 2021   /

Growing food inflation, import costs force Bidfood price hike

The foodservice supplier says it cannot absorb such steep cost increases and has to move them through to the market.


Supie sees sales surge 1700%
20 Oct 2021   /

Supie sees sales surge 1700%

Online grocery startup Supie says it has seen demand for its services boom since Auckland moved to Covid-19 alert level 4 in mid-August.


My Food Bag sales up, but so are costs
18 Oct 2021  

My Food Bag sales up, but so are costs

The meal kit company says it raised prices this month to offset increased ingredients and labour costs.


Meal planning business MenuAid launches
21 Sep 2021   /

Meal planning business MenuAid launches

Meal planning and delivery platform MenuAid has launched in New Zealand following in the footsteps of international platforms E-meals and Whisk.


Domino’s partners with Sallies again for kindness campaign
3 Sep 2021  

Domino’s partners with Sallies again for kindness campaign

Domino’s is again working with The Salvation Army this time on a Slice of Kindness campaign to support 2,000 Kiwi families with free pizza.


Updated Wellington food directory relaunches for level 3
1 Sep 2021  

Updated Wellington food directory relaunches for level 3

The team behind Visa Wellington On a Plate, supported by WellingtonNZ, have relaunch At Yours, the region-wide directory of eateries offering takeaway meals and delivery at Level 3.


Countdown opens $100m distribution centre early to help meet lockdown demand
30 Aug 2021   /

Countdown opens $100m distribution centre early to help meet lockdown demand

Countdown brings the opening of replacement centre forward eight weeks to help ease pressure in the North Island.


Online grocery demand spikes, suppliers slammed
25 Aug 2021   /

Online grocery demand spikes, suppliers slammed

Online independents are picking up consumers from under-the-pump bricks and mortar rivals, although not all can side-step supply chain pressures.


New products, potential acquisitions and that IPO – first My Food Bag AGM takeaways
20 Aug 2021  

New products, potential acquisitions and that IPO – first My Food Bag AGM takeaways

My Food Bag held its inaugural AGM yesterday with bosses touching on thorny issues following the group’s lacklustre IPO and updating on the group’s new product range performance.


Henry’s ramps up online deliveries
20 Aug 2021  

Henry’s ramps up online deliveries

Henry’s Beer Wine and Spirits stores are ramping up their online offer while the bricks and mortar stores remain closed under the Covid-19 alert level 4 lockdown.


Perspectives: Why we need to reshape the online food environment
16 Aug 2021  

Perspectives: Why we need to reshape the online food environment

With a Covid-19 induced surge in online food delivery potentially harming national health, a group of trans-Tasman academics suggests the time is right to shape the online food environment to promote easy access to healthy and nutritious convenience food.


My Food Bag in D2C product play
6 Aug 2021  

My Food Bag in D2C product play

My Food Bag has launched a range of products as part of drive into New Zealand’s $37bn retail food sector.


Low Carb Haven rides keto wave with nearly 40k health food orders
28 Jul 2021   /

Low Carb Haven rides keto wave with nearly 40k health food orders

The fast-growing online retailer is expanding to meet booming demand for low-carb and sugar-free keto products.


My Food Bag bags DB marketing boss
23 Jul 2021   /

My Food Bag bags DB marketing boss

The meal kit firm has appointed DB Breweries’ Jo Mitchell to be its chief customer officer.


This Local Piggy to seek funding after hyperlocal trial
22 Jul 2021  

This Local Piggy to seek funding after hyperlocal trial

This startup will seek the funding after trialling its hyperlocal online grocery service in Auckland.


Not ‘just another bloody e-commerce business’ – Beer Hug customers hit 10k
21 Jul 2021   /

Not ‘just another bloody e-commerce business’ – Beer Hug customers hit 10k

The online craft beer delivery service says it has broken through the barrier of being “just another bloody e-commerce business”.


My Food Bag COO heads for the exit
20 Jul 2021   /

My Food Bag COO heads for the exit

My Food Bag’s chief operating officer Richard Wafer has resigned from the meal kit company.


Gig economy workers worse off – CTU
15 Jul 2021  

Gig economy workers worse off – CTU

The Council of Trade Unions has welcomed a report into the gig economy in New Zealand, which it says delves into the experiences and difficulties faced by gig workers like rideshare and food delivery drivers and considers international precedents and potential options for change.


Menulog doubles down in NZ, targets top food delivery position
5 Jul 2021   /

Menulog doubles down in NZ, targets top food delivery position

The business has built up its NZ operations and doubled the number of restaurants it serves with its own delivery option.


Logistics issues leading to imports shortages – FGC
21 May 2021  

Logistics issues leading to imports shortages – FGC

The global supply network is under unprecedented pressure and New Zealand faces a double dose due to distance and port issues, according to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.


Proof is in the pudding – My Food Bag to deliver maiden NZX results
20 May 2021  

Proof is in the pudding – My Food Bag to deliver maiden NZX results

All eyes will be on the meal kit company to see if it meets its forecasts after a disappointing debut on stock exchanges on both sides of the Tasman.


This Local Piggy went to market
18 May 2021   /

This Local Piggy went to market

Hyperlocal online grocer This Local Piggy is now delivering to customers in selected Auckland suburbs with its online marketplace.


Online supermarket startup slates May for Auckland debut
14 Apr 2021  

Online supermarket startup slates May for Auckland debut

Supie wants to strip out waste and benefit local producers by going direct to the consumer.


Pie maker launches website
12 Apr 2021  

Pie maker launches website

Dunedin pie maker Who Ate All The Pies has launched a new website.


Kete Kai pays it forward with Easter hampers
25 Mar 2021   /

Kete Kai pays it forward with Easter hampers

Food delivery company Kete Kai will help give those in need Easter hampers designed by food writer and presenter Allyson Gofton.


Menulog launches delivery service
26 Feb 2021  

Menulog launches delivery service

Menulog will launch a full delivery service this month, as it expands its current online ordering and self delivery platform.


My Food Bag says interest “strong” after institutional  bookbuild completes
23 Feb 2021   /

My Food Bag says interest “strong” after institutional bookbuild completes

The company is on track to dual list on 5 March with a post-IPO market cap of $449m.