Service Foods has cancelled its 2022 trade shows.
The QSR franchise has used the pandemic to validate new food concepts, and is now working up a plan for a bricks and mortar rollout.
The beverage business enjoys a big bump in revenue with online sales tripling and retail and foodservice channels growing.
The new venture is being backed by the Christchurch investor with at least $12m ploughed into it to date.
The beverage giant urges Finance Minister Grant Robertson to “act swiftly, decisively and meaningfully”.
The purchased business will be consolidated into Service Foods’ new $36m Trentham DC.
Staff shortages slowed manufacturing, choked distribution and pushed costs sky-high for the baked goods manufacturer.
Hospitality in Auckland finally re-opens but expect the environment to be fluid, says the coffee company.
The global retail giant moved to a more locally-sourced and plant-based menu across the ditch.
Exclusion from the government’s $37.5m summer reactivation scheme fro Auckland “another kick in the guts” for struggling hospo morale.
Burger Fuel signals a holding pattern while UK-heavy CGF rides the first wave of the global recovery.
Auckland Unlimited has released its second annual Iconic Auckland Eats list, described as the ultimate dining guide with 100 dishes from all corners of the region.
Karma Drinks has pledged 100% of revenue from today’s Black Friday sales on its Shop.KarmaDrinks.co.nz website will go towards supporting the hospitality industry.
The plant-based giant arrives in NZ and tells the Ticker how it plans to make an impact on the market.
The funds will be ploughed into scale-up for a US foodservice launch of animal-free mozzarella next year.
The free NZ Pass Verifier app to scan and verify My Vaccine Passes is now available for businesses and events to download.
The hospitality group was hit by Delta blues in first half, but a period of consolidation and cost-cutting puts in better shape for recovery.
The Restaurant Association said it is “frustrated” at the lack of clarity and information being provided to the hospitality around the roll out of Covid-19 vaccine passports.
The Auckland pub group gobbles up Nourish in a “transformational growth opportunity” creating one of New Zealand’s largest hospitality operators.
The company is closing its restaurant and café distribution division as the beverage business seeks to “fine-tune” its focus.
Domino’s Pizza has signed the global Better Chicken Commitment.
Covid supercharges growth for food delivery service Delivereasy and meal kit company Woop, with little sign of it slowing.
After 18 months without a chief executive, Coffee Supreme has promoted group commercial director Jesse Newson into the role.
The Brewers Association of New Zealand has called on the government to freeze excise on beer in Budget 2022 and introduce a new lower rate on keg beer.
A digital gift card for use in hospitality venues across the country is being launched today by Hospitality New Zealand.
Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver programme returns this summer with licensed bars and restaurants across the country invited to sign up for the scheme.
The foodservice supplier says it cannot absorb such steep cost increases and has to move them through to the market.
Restaurant Brands says it has delivered solid sales growth for its third quarter despite Covid store closures in New Zealand.
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.
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has opened a container store in Tawa, near Wellington, in what it says is the first of many across its 10 global markets.
The latest deal sees Freightways expand its grip over the express chilled and frozen food transport sector following 2020’s Big Chill purchase.
The Restaurant Association has welcomed a move by the government to introduce an enhanced business support package.
The meal kit company says it raised prices this month to offset increased ingredients and labour costs.
A new international survey from global public opinion and data company YouGov has underlined the contribution hospitality venues make to social and mental wellbeing.
The “aggressive growth strategy” comes as a global delivery trends build here, according to New Zealand MD Cameron Toomey.
Dairy company Fonterra wants to increase the value of its $3bn foodservice business, Anchor Food Professionals, to $5bn.
Online food delivery platform Menulog says it is using its annual Restaurant Awards to support hospitality businesses and celebrate restaurants across the country battling Covid-era conditions.
The Gisborne business is pumping millions into its pilot undercover growing project to test the environmental and productivity gains it can unlock.
Hospitality New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s move to extend Working Holiday and SSE work visas by six months to allow onshore migrants to help fill labour shortages over summer.
The Help for Hospo fund is supporting hospitality workers in need, distributing privately donated funds to those needing additional help beyond the wage subsidy and other means.
Asahi Beverages has appointed PepsiCo ANZ boss Danny Celoni the new chief executive of its Australian brewer, Carlton & United Breweries.
Owner Arturo Luna is preparing to push the brand in retail, but it comes as prices rise for ingredients.
The Canterbury-based company is testing market opportunities for New Zealand soybean protein and new foods.
Ongoing lockdowns in Australia and New Zealand are creating challenges including increasing operating costs, says Restaurant Brands. “However, there have been opportunities with increased focus on takeout and delivery channels MORE »
Burrito business has partnered with Focus Distribution for a push into service station pie warmers.
Level 3 allows some doors to creak open and the increase in indoor numbers to 100 for level 2 areas is welcomed.
With housebound consumers picking up the pinny, the global vanilla extract exporter has seen its channels change and sales lift.
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 acquisitive wholesaler is considering bringing in a private investor or an IPO as it looks for long-term capital.
Foodservice distributors and suppliers have geared up again as restaurants and cafes re-open under restrictions.
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.
Australian alt-meat success story Fable Food is partnering with local specialist Sustainable Foods to enter NZ.
Outlets like the fast food giant will learn today if they can soon restart business under level 3, which some say still makes profit impossible.
Distributors are seeing demand spike from retail, helping to plug the gap left by the closed foodservice channel.
Online independents are picking up consumers from under-the-pump bricks and mortar rivals, although not all can side-step supply chain pressures.
First half sales jump 41% and underlying net profit doubles on the back of Covid-free trading in NZ and Californian KFC deal.
Two KPMG alumni join the wholesaler’s board and executive team to “contribute to next phase of growth”.
Buy NZ Made is urging shoppers to shop online from food and beverage companies, buy vouchers or place an order that can be shipped when the country moves down alert levels.
Visa Wellington On a Plate’s intends to restart Burger and Cocktail Wellington at Level 2 for those venues who choose or are able to take part, after the event was scuppered by alert level 4 lockdown.
With the foodservice channel shut, manufacturers are looking to supermarkets to pick up the slack.
Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and liquor stores are among dozens of locations visited by current Covid cases.
The hospitality sector acknowledges the necessity of the snap lockdown, which deals another blow to struggling businesses and scuppers events.
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.
The $30m-plus Countdown to be developed in Auckland’s Manukau is the North Island’s first Green Star-rated store.
Portion control, reducing food waste and maximising profit without raising menu prices, are all part of a new EIT online short course aimed at chefs and restaurant managers.
New Zealand cocktail brand Finery is looking to secure distributors in both New Zealand and Australia as the young company’s network expands through a recent supply deal with Australian liquor retailer Dan Murphy’s.
Taco Bell NZ has announced its third South Island location, with a restaurant planned to be open in Dunedin by the summer.
The fast-growing online retailer is expanding to meet booming demand for low-carb and sugar-free keto products.
Starting in term 3 this year, Pita Pit is making all their Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunches climate positive by partnering with CarbonClick.
Emerging Wairarapa winery Alexia hires a distributor to help push into Auckland’s premium on-premises and speciality retail trade.
The Restaurant Association is expanding its training programme, Hospostart, after receiving further backing from the Ministry of Social Development.
SkyCity restaurant Huami is staging an immersive cultural experience in conjunction with Heart of the City’s Elemental Festival in Auckland.
The eight-week pause in the travel bubble with Australia is having an immediate impact on hospitality and accommodation bookings, according to Hospitality New Zealand.
Think you know reusable takeaway coffee cup company Again Again? Think again (again).
Growing consumer demand and more interest from supermarkets is paving the way for expansion for gluten free pioneer Pavillion Foods.
The fortified foods firm plans to double production and boost exports to Australia while it explores markets further afield.
The Foodstuffs subsidiary has filled a new senior role and is launching a revamped fresh food offering in a bid to become NZ’s top foodservice wholesaler.
Floriditas, Lido Cafe, Highwater Eatery and One Red Dog restaurants are among the venues implementing cleaning protocols.
As Wellington institution Moore Wilson’s opens an overhauled Masterton store, the Ticker asks GM Amanda Thompson about what the retailer looks for in new products, what advice she has for aspiring suppliers and what was behind the Masterton redevelopment.
Hospitality New Zealand has warned of the financial and practical implications for restaurants, cafes and bars if they were to be forced to stop using gas for cooking, as advised by the Climate Change Commission.
Johnnie Walker has teamed up with Six Barrel Soda on a new range of whiskey highball syrup mixers.
The plant-based brand has snapped up shelf space and is preparing to expand further with new products and partnerships.
Air New Zealand is trialling new snacks on its domestic flights.
The inaugural New Zealand Hospitality Summit and trade show is to be held in Auckland on 7-9 September 2021, with the theme of ‘The Future of Hospitality – Building Forward’.
Winners of the annual awards will be announced on 9 September.
Meal kit company posts 24% revenue rise and assures investors it is positioned to deliver on IPO expectations.
Oamaru-based artisan cheese producer Whitestone Cheese is building on their domestic market, shifting efforts from export markets.
New Zealand sales grow as the company’s Taco Bell rollout continues.
Fast food giant Domino’s, which is well-known for its value offering, has launched a range of “super gourmet” pizzas.
ServiceIQ is seeking stakeholder input into a review of New Zealand’s suite of 155 hospitality industry unit standards.
Hospitality NZ and the NZChefs Association are to host the inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit and trade show in September.
Cafe workers, fast food cooks and kitchen hands are now on the Government’s oversupply list for all regions except Queenstown Lakes and Mackenzie Districts.
Sandi Reily is the the new marketing, events and communications manager for Hospitality New Zealand.
The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.
Chief executive Julie White said the extension would help struggling businesses find trained staff.
New product being sold in Farro Fresh stores in Auckland and select New World’s around the country.
Eight regional awards will be held for this year’s Restaurant Association 2021 Hospitality Awards.
Restaurant Association of New Zealand is opposing a proposed ban on new gas or LPG connections by 2025.
Nominations for the 2021 Queenstown Hospitality Awards have been extended until Thursday 1 April 2021.
The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.
Moa’s former hospitality division is adding three Auckland restaurants to its stable.
Ten Queenstown Mall eateries have come together to launch the Queenstown Long Lunch.
Kiwis ordered 90,000 batches of the dish this year, according to Menulog.
From the Billy Goat Curry, to the Dizengoff Classic, the list aims to support local operators in the wake of Covid.
Nationwide sales for the hospitality industry fell to $1.7bn in the second quarter of 2020, down 40% on the same period last year.
From January, Auckland council Food Act registrations must be renewed before they expire
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Supermarket and grocery store spending in October 2020 increased by $137m, or 7.8%, compared to the same month last year.
A digital food and beverage directory has won an award for the way it assisted the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 lockdown.