The world’s most powerful investors urge the global food industry to produce healthier products.
Healthcare and animal care company Ebos Group is buying Australian peer LifeHealthcare for A$1.17bn ($1.3bn). Ebos, which owns pet food brands Black Hawk and VitaPet, said today that it will MORE »
Even older people are turning away from alcohol consumption, says the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council.
Countdown owner Woolworths has made a last-minute takeover offer for pharmacy group Australian Pharmaceutical Industries for A$871m (NZ$907m).
Tāpapa NZ has stopped producing its flagship Hempy Bar in a pivot to functional foods as consumer awareness accelerates.
The UK-based distributor is bringing with it Australian functional beverage Shōjō Tonics, with more products in the pipeline.
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.
The pandemic has delivered the supplement and health food firm new consumers who have pushed up global revenue by 50%.
After a rollercoaster 2020, No Ugly is gearing up for growth undertaking a $2m capital raise as it looks to transition from a functional beverage business to a broader health and wellness company.
Fast food outlets have been criticised for referencing the pandemic in social media posts.
The deal opens access to the US market for the Auckland-based company’s gluten-free, keto and paleo products.
Speciality grocery chain plans to introduce a vaccination clause in new employment frontline employment contracts in the wake of the Delta outbreak.
The reformulation of Countdown’s own brand products sees 141 tonnes of sugar removed over three years.
The nootropics venture is the only NZ startup selected from 375 applicants for Rabobank’s global food and ag innovation programme.
Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group has reported net profit of $3.3m for the year to June 2021, up 12.9% on the previous period.
Operating costs skyrocketed at the nutritional ingredient manufacturer during the six months to June.
Finding growth means driving existing brands like Old El Paso but could also see new products brought down under from the United States.
The fast-growing online retailer is expanding to meet booming demand for low-carb and sugar-free keto products.
The plan has drawn fire from some in the food industry there but support from others, so what is at stake?
The health snack firm partners with a supplement company controlled by richlisters the Mowbray family.
Functional food startup Soochi plans to pioneer a ‘prejuvenation’ drinks category in Asia Pacific after hitting two milestones this month: signing off seed funding and launching into Foodstuffs supermarkets.
The UK government has released more detail around its plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.
The growing importance of quality ingredients – and increasingly so-called clean ingredients – has been explored in a new piece of research which reveals that close to two thirds of consumers consider what is in the product before they buy it.
Australia’s major supermarkets have been ‘red flagged’ by a new food tool which shows them offering bigger discounts on unhealthy foods more often and more prominently.
Healthcare company Me Today has expanded its existing lifestyle, health and wellness businesses with the $36m purchase of manuka honey producer King Honey from Sky TV co-founder Terry Jarvis.
Christchurch biotechnology company PharmaZen, which trades as Waitaki Biosciences, has made two appointments to its board.
Hayes Taylor has been appointed general manager of Auckland-based supplement and vitamin company Swiss Wellness NZ.
Blis delivers earnings of $1m – at the lower end of its guidance – in its annual results.
Laura Grant will join Blis’s executive team in the role of e-commerce director on 24 May 2021.
The British government plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.
Ebos animal care and consumer brands chief executive Sean Duggan has resigned.
The offer is priced at a 27.1% discount.
Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group says it completed its purchase of About Health on Friday.
New approach in Australia means ramping up online sales and securing a new distributor.
Just Life Group is investing $17m to buy NZ supplement provider About Health.
Blis Technologies says it has secured approval from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for its BLIS M18™ and BLIS K12™ probiotic strains to be used in health supplements.
Nature’s Way has launched a new website to showcase its products and provide a better user experience for customers.
Evidence Based Eating New Zealand will present a series of health lectures in four of New Zealand’s main centres.
As alternative proteins increase in popularity, the organisation launches a new website to promote NZ red meat facts.
Disruptive events can be an opportunity to achieve healthier, more sustainable dietary behaviours, says Plant & Food.
The agency has produced a series of films on whānau sharing their understandings of food.
MPI will begin testing oysters from the Foveaux Strait after the parasite Bonamia ostreae is found in the area.
The survey showed 34% of respondents were more likely to eat healthily if they saw the food on social media, while 29% said they did not consume sufficient fresh produce.
Air New Zealand’s full food and beverage service is back on board from today after Auckland’s return to Covid-19 alert level 1. The airline said the decision to bring food MORE »
Brands leveraged the national Covid-19 lockdown to market unhealthy food, according to a new study.
The number of products displaying the Health Star Rating labels continued to climb in the last quarter of 2020.
Researchers are calling for the government to intervene, and say industry pledges are not enough.
The dental association says the beverage company is encouraging mums to share the drink with their babies.
A US-based family buys into the fish oil company in an off-market deal.
Parkers and Adashiko jv to “rejuvenate the premium bottled water industry”
The family-owned Nelson meat producer issued the recall.
It follows new food safety guidance issued by the government.
Label claims from Nestlé, Edmonds, Lewis Road Creamery and Beehive come under scrutiny.
New research will look into how effective the supplement is.
A new study out of the University of Otago looks at diet and how it could cause the disease.
Twenty thousand children across 250 schools are taking part in a Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.
Young kiwi kids are getting almost half of their energy intake from foods like bread and crackers, according to new research.
The Heart Foundation is advising Kiwis to be more mindful about their red meat and chicken consumption.
Thousands of Kiwi children are beginning a five-week Zespri-led virtual adventure promoting the importance of taking care of themselves and the environment. The Zespri Young and Health Virtual Adventure began on MORE »