Woolworths New Zealand is aiming to transition 100% of its home delivery trucks to be electric powered by 2030.
The latest results make for sober reading, with the meal kit company eating cost increases to grow customer numbers.
Domino’s is adding purpose-built e-bikes to its delivery arsenal.
Uber Eats has added a handful of new cities to its New Zealand footprint, taking its total to 17 locations.
Uber Eats is running a promotion to tie-in with the Rugby World Cup final which will see it offer four key menu items at roughly 1987 prices – being the year the All Blacks first won the tournament.
Woolworths New Zealand has expanded coverage of its Australian-originated rapid delivery service in New Zealand.
A trio of food firm leaders are heading for the exit, including the chair of troubled dairy processor Synlait, who only took up the role 10 months ago.
HelloFresh is performing better than Kiwi meal kit company My Food Bag in New Zealand, according to the German giant’s latest financial results.
Uber Eats has recorded a 37% uplift in orders on Rugby World Cup match days compared to regular September mornings.
Meal kit company My Food Bag has frozen its prices until the end of the year.
Subway has launched an in-app delivery service, Subway Delivers.
Milford Asset Management has sold down its ‘substantial holding’ in meal kit company My Food Bag.
The meal kit company is consolidating into one Auckland DC as part of a focus on costs, but says demand has stabilised in recent months.
The Woolworths group follows up last week’s pledge to double down on its trans-Tasman connection with the expansion of its Australian rapid delivery service into NZ.
DoorDash is launching in Auckland in a move the company said marks a significant milestone in its expansion in New Zealand.
One in five meal-kit customers say they believe they receive better value for money than if they had purchased their meals through the supermarkets, according to research by Canstar.
My Food Bag’s application to de-list from the Australian Stock Exchange has been accepted.
Meal kit company My Food Bag says it has successfully installed automated pick technology in its distribution centres in Christchurch and Auckland.
The Commerce Commission is investigating meal-kit company HelloFresh for possible breaches of the Fair Trading Act.
The meal kit company’s profit falls 60%, leading it to cut headcount and delist from the ASX as it scrambles to reduce costs.
My Food Bag is recalling specific batches of its My Food Bag brand Fresh Lasagne Sheet due to the presence of undeclared allergens, namely egg and gluten.
DoorDash has teamed up with some Wellington and Christchurch eateries to create a campaign providing $1 menu items this weekend.
My Food Bag co-founder Theresa Gattung and Miraka chair Kingi Smiler have been inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.
On-demand delivery platform DoorDash has launched its membership programme DashPass in Wellington and Christchurch.
Online food delivery service Menulog has renewed its two-year partnership with the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
My Food Bag’s largest shareholder, Waterman Fund 3 LP, is transferring its 15.7% shareholding in the meal kit company to a new limited partnership to be known as Long Term Food Group.
The latest results of the NZ division of the global pizza chain franchise are a story of impinging food price inflation, but that isn’t deterring a big recruitment drive.
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.
Meal kit company Hello Fresh said a ‘seared fillet steak with pesto butter sauce’ was the number one favourite meal amongst its New Zealand customers in 2022.
“Trading in FY23 has remained challenging, with inflationary pressure on households and low consumer confidence resulting in more subdued demand,” says boss Mark Winter.
NZ Uber drivers have initiated bargaining with the tech company for their first ever collective agreement in Aotearoa, according to FIRST Union.
My Food Bag has appointed Leanne Dekker as its new chief financial officer, permanently filling the spot left vacant by Mark Winter when he stepped up to chief executive last year.
My Food Bag is working with chefs and producers from across the country as part of its Summer Tastes Adventures meal kit offering.
Consumer NZ says it continues to receive complaints about meal kit company HelloFresh allegedly charging customers for meal kit boxes they opted to skip and refusing to issue refunds.
Hundreds of Uber drivers who say they’re owed thousands of dollars in backpay by Uber have today begun submitting their claims to the Employment Relations Authority, according to First Union.
Meal kit company HelloFresh has signed the Better Chicken Commitment in New Zealand.
The meal kit company is mulling a multi-million dollar move to improve efficiencies in its North Island operations, as part of plans to shore up its waning performance.
The meal kit company’s interim net profit falls 38% as costs rise and sales drop.
Food aggregator and delivery service DoorDash has launched new in-app features to improve safety for its delivery drivers and consumers.
“After careful consideration of the needs of the role and the desired attributes of our next CEO, the directors unanimously agreed that Mark Winter was the ideal candidate,” MFB chair Tony Carter says.
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New Zealanders are ordering plant-based takeaways in growing numbers, according to aggregator and delivery service Menulog.
DoorDash has launched in Christchurch, its second New Zealand location.
The meal kit company brings Mark Powell aboard and preps for CFO Mark Winter to become acting CEO when Kevin Bowler departs on Friday.
“If we have provided a solution for growers here in Wellington, then there is an opportunity to provide a bigger solution for growers from around the Auckland region,” co-founder Angus Simms says.
According to new data from online food delivery platform Menulog, orders in Invercargill increased by 141% since June last year, with a noticeable spike in demand for convenience items.
Meal kit company My Food Bag and online supermarket Supie have both become involved in a $4m research project to develop what is being described as a uniquely Kiwi wellbeing diet.
He leaves in October after four years in the role and says “the time is right for my family and me”.
Nando’s is the latest quick service restaurant chain to be put in the firing line by Consumer NZ which is campaigning against misleading delivery fees.
My Food Bag co-founder Cecilia Robinson has returned to the listed meal kit company’s board.
Meal kit company My Food Bag has invested $5m into picking technology that it says will create operating efficiencies and and unlock growth via customisation and its grocery offer.
A slow start and further inflationary headwinds means a worse financial performance, says the company.
Quick service restaurant chain Domino’s has launched a new Burger Joint pizza range.
The meal planning startup aims to give consumers with dietary or budget needs some choice in a market dominated by “luxury” options.
SwoleFoods and Domino’s have topped a table which ranks how food delivery service businesses in New Zealand stack up against the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC).
Menulog is ramping up its brand visibility in New Zealand as competition in the food delivery space intensifies.
Consumer NZ is calling on businesses to be upfront about pricing after an investigation found that restaurants are charging customers more for items that get delivered.
The company’s co-founder and former co-CEO brings a wealth of experience back to the business.
Fresh Media’s occasion-led Fresh First Food Box initiative will see 500 boxes of staples and practical food items being donated to the community on the eve of New Zealand’s first Matariki National Holiday.
Club Ramen is finding its feet in Auckland, but needs to build scale to secure chilled distribution further afield.
Food gift box service We Love Local has expanded into Otago where it is working with producers including Dunedin’s Ocho Chocolate, Wanaka’s Kitchen Window Catering and Lake Dunstan’s Dunford Grove Olive Oil.
A driver delivering takeaway food via online app HungryPanda was an employee and not an independent contractor, the Employment Relations Authority has found.
The end of easy credit combined with falling demand and rising costs means that only the strongest in the increasingly competitive food delivery space will survive.
Brands are looking for new ways to reach customers to combat pandemic uncertainty around events and in-store sampling.
Online supermarket startup Supie is giving its customers 15% off all its fresh produce in June to celebrate its first birthday.
The online supermarket startup is seeking growth capital to drive a big jump in revenue in 2023.
Multi-billion dollar US food delivery service DoorDash has chosen “New Zealand’s foodie capital” Wellington as its entry point into the country’s growing last-mile delivery market.
My Food Bag’s CEO explains why he thinks the company is undervalued, with its share price around half of what it was listed at.
The company’s Kitchen product add-ons help boost average order value as customer numbers are buffeted by Covid during FY22.
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.
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.
Shares rally as the meal-kit company offers an early look at revenue and EBIDTA.
The company replicates its model in Australia to open a new channel for craft beer brewers across the ditch.
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.
The online grocery challenger is looking for more backers after strong growth in members and revenue over the last quarter.
Uber expands its last-mile grocery delivery play by adding BP’s 200-strong network to its NZ footprint.
The aggregator and delivery service says it has “nothing to report” about a New Zealand entry.
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.
The launch of Auckland’s first ghost kitchen has been delayed a month because of Covid-19.
Package-free grocer GoodFor has launched a same-day delivery service in Auckland.
The number of orders from convenience stores such as Night ‘n Day increased by almost 420% since April last year on Menulog’s platform.
The gloves are off ahead of the Commerce Commission’s final report into the $22bn grocery sector to be published on Tuesday.
NZ GM Cameron Toomey says finding people to deliver goods will get harder as the volume of delivery products increases.
The new venture is being backed by the Christchurch investor with at least $12m ploughed into it to date.
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.
The supermarket chain targets last minute grocery needs and top-up shop missions with delivery service.
Frucor Suntory has appointed Rhodi Bulloch as its nutrition and regulatory affairs specialist.
F&B players are arming themselves with shoppable recipes, fast delivery, D2C, and new meal kit offers to win more of the digital dollar.
CEO Kevin Bowler tells the Ticker what he’s looking for in any acquisition – and it may not have to be in food.
The meal kit company moots an M&A-fuelled, vertically-integrated future.
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 has raised $70,000 to support 15 food rescue organisations around the country.
Milford Asset Management has increased its holdings in meal kit company My Food Bag to 8.79%.
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.
Covid supercharges growth for food delivery service Delivereasy and meal kit company Woop, with little sign of it slowing.
Sarah Balle’s online supermarket startup hits an early milestone with an oversubscribed seed round to help it scale.
My Food Bag’s ex-chief operating officer, Richard Wafer, has joined Trade Me-backed, auto-repair comparision startup My Auto Shop.
The new online supermarket has hired NZ staff and is developing its first dark store in Auckland with a second on the way.
The foodservice supplier says it cannot absorb such steep cost increases and has to move them through to the market.
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.
The meal kit company says it raised prices this month to offset increased ingredients and labour costs.
Meal planning and delivery platform MenuAid has launched in New Zealand following in the footsteps of international platforms E-meals and Whisk.
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.
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 brings the opening of replacement centre forward eight weeks to help ease pressure in the North Island.
Online independents are picking up consumers from under-the-pump bricks and mortar rivals, although not all can side-step supply chain pressures.
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 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.
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 has launched a range of products as part of drive into New Zealand’s $37bn retail food sector.
The fast-growing online retailer is expanding to meet booming demand for low-carb and sugar-free keto products.
The meal kit firm has appointed DB Breweries’ Jo Mitchell to be its chief customer officer.
This startup will seek the funding after trialling its hyperlocal online grocery service in Auckland.
The online craft beer delivery service says it has broken through the barrier of being “just another bloody e-commerce business”.
My Food Bag’s chief operating officer Richard Wafer has resigned from the meal kit company.
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.
The business has built up its NZ operations and doubled the number of restaurants it serves with its own delivery option.
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.
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.
Hyperlocal online grocer This Local Piggy is now delivering to customers in selected Auckland suburbs with its online marketplace.
Supie wants to strip out waste and benefit local producers by going direct to the consumer.
Dunedin pie maker Who Ate All The Pies has launched a new website.
Food delivery company Kete Kai will help give those in need Easter hampers designed by food writer and presenter Allyson Gofton.
Menulog will launch a full delivery service this month, as it expands its current online ordering and self delivery platform.
The company is on track to dual list on 5 March with a post-IPO market cap of $449m.