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Thursday 21 October 2021

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Pure Delish gets “big break” with Woolworths Australia
20 Oct 2021   /

Pure Delish gets “big break” with Woolworths Australia

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.


Covid health boom fuels Nuzest Life
19 Oct 2021   /

Covid health boom fuels Nuzest Life

The pandemic has delivered the supplement and health food firm new consumers who have pushed up global revenue by 50%.


No Ugly seeks funding for functional expansion
30 Sep 2021   /

No Ugly seeks funding for functional expansion

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 marketing during pandemic attracts criticism
24 Sep 2021   /

Fast food marketing during pandemic attracts criticism

Fast food outlets have been criticised for referencing the pandemic in social media posts.


Speciality bread business Venerdi goes stateside
23 Sep 2021   /

Speciality bread business Venerdi goes stateside

The deal opens access to the US market for the Auckland-based company’s gluten-free, keto and paleo products.


‘No jab, no job’ for new frontline workers at Farro
21 Sep 2021   /

‘No jab, no job’ for new frontline workers at Farro

Speciality grocery chain plans to introduce a vaccination clause in new employment frontline employment contracts in the wake of the Delta outbreak.


Countdown cuts baddies in own brand products
13 Sep 2021  

Countdown cuts baddies in own brand products

The reformulation of Countdown’s own brand products sees 141 tonnes of sugar removed over three years.


Ārepa flies NZ flag at FoodBytes!
9 Sep 2021   /

Ārepa flies NZ flag at FoodBytes!

The nootropics venture is the only NZ startup selected from 375 applicants for Rabobank’s global food and ag innovation programme.


Falkenstein’s JLG lifts profit 13%
31 Aug 2021   /

Falkenstein’s JLG lifts profit 13%

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.


PharmaZen profit tumbles
9 Aug 2021   /

PharmaZen profit tumbles

Operating costs skyrocketed at the nutritional ingredient manufacturer during the six months to June.


Snacks & wraps  – General Mills’ focus for new ANZ leadership
3 Aug 2021   /

Snacks & wraps – General Mills’ focus for new ANZ leadership

Finding growth means driving existing brands like Old El Paso but could also see new products brought down under from the United States.


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.


Perspectives: What is England’s National Food Strategy and how could it change the way people eat?
23 Jul 2021  

Perspectives: What is England’s National Food Strategy and how could it change the way people eat?

The plan has drawn fire from some in the food industry there but support from others, so what is at stake?


Tom & Luke gets a Dose of collagen with Zuru tie-up
16 Jul 2021   /

Tom & Luke gets a Dose of collagen with Zuru tie-up

The health snack firm partners with a supplement company controlled by richlisters the Mowbray family.


Soochi secures seed funding, makes supermarket move
8 Jul 2021  

Soochi secures seed funding, makes supermarket move

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.


…while the UK details its ban on unhealthy food advertising
28 Jun 2021   /

…while the UK details its ban on unhealthy food advertising

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.


Consumers increasingly want ‘clean’ ingredients – but what does that mean?
25 Jun 2021  

Consumers increasingly want ‘clean’ ingredients – but what does that mean?

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.


Australian supermarkets ‘red flagged’ in new food dashboard
17 Jun 2021  

Australian supermarkets ‘red flagged’ in new food dashboard

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.


Me Today adds King Honey with $36m deal
1 Jun 2021   /

Me Today adds King Honey with $36m deal

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.


Two directors for PharmaZen
31 May 2021  

Two directors for PharmaZen

Christchurch biotechnology company PharmaZen, which trades as Waitaki Biosciences, has made two appointments to its board.


Swisse Wellness NZ gets new GM
28 May 2021  

Swisse Wellness NZ gets new GM

Hayes Taylor has been appointed general manager of Auckland-based supplement and vitamin company Swiss Wellness NZ.


Blis stays in the black despite “significant challenges”
27 May 2021  

Blis stays in the black despite “significant challenges”

Blis delivers earnings of $1m – at the lower end of its guidance – in its annual results.


Blis nabs Lion’s e-commerce lead
21 May 2021   /

Blis nabs Lion’s e-commerce lead

Laura Grant will join Blis’s executive team in the role of e-commerce director on 24 May 2021.


UK moves to ban adverts of unhealthy food
14 May 2021   /

UK moves to ban adverts of unhealthy food

The British government plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.


Ebos loses animal care, consumer brands CEO
10 May 2021  

Ebos loses animal care, consumer brands CEO

Ebos animal care and consumer brands chief executive Sean Duggan has resigned.


JLG’s $4.5m rights issue opens
6 May 2021  

JLG’s $4.5m rights issue opens

The offer is priced at a 27.1% discount.


JLG completes $17m About Health acquisition
3 May 2021  

JLG completes $17m About Health acquisition

Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group says it completed its purchase of About Health on Friday.


Blis Technologies shakes up Aussie sales strategy
28 Apr 2021  

Blis Technologies shakes up Aussie sales strategy

New approach in Australia means ramping up online sales and securing a new distributor.


From skylights to supplements: Falkenstein’s JLG in $17m bid for About Health
27 Apr 2021   /

From skylights to supplements: Falkenstein’s JLG in $17m bid for About Health

Just Life Group is investing $17m to buy NZ supplement provider About Health.


Blis’ probiotic strains approved in India
27 Apr 2021   /

Blis’ probiotic strains approved in India

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 refreshes packaging, online design
23 Apr 2021  

Nature’s Way refreshes packaging, online design

Nature’s Way has launched a new website to showcase its products and provide a better user experience for customers.


EBENZ to start healthy food lectures
20 Apr 2021   /

EBENZ to start healthy food lectures

Evidence Based Eating New Zealand will present a series of health lectures in four of New Zealand’s main centres.


Beef+Lamb NZ ramps up online presence to promote red meat
7 Apr 2021  

Beef+Lamb NZ ramps up online presence to promote red meat

As alternative proteins increase in popularity, the organisation launches a new website to promote NZ red meat facts.


Covid-19 ‘catalyst’ for healthier diets – study
1 Apr 2021  

Covid-19 ‘catalyst’ for healthier diets – study

Disruptive events can be an opportunity to achieve healthier, more sustainable dietary behaviours, says Plant & Food.


Toi Tangata launches kai resource
1 Apr 2021  

Toi Tangata launches kai resource

The agency has produced a series of films on whānau sharing their understandings of food.


Industry on alert as oyster parasite discovered in Foveaux Strait
26 Mar 2021   /

Industry on alert as oyster parasite discovered in Foveaux Strait

MPI will begin testing oysters from the Foveaux Strait after the parasite Bonamia ostreae is found in the area.


Kiwis cooking unhealthily due to time constraints – study
15 Mar 2021   /

Kiwis cooking unhealthily due to time constraints – study

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.


Food and drink service back at Air NZ under level 1
15 Mar 2021   /

Food and drink service back at Air NZ under level 1

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 engaged in ‘Covid-washing’ to push unhealthy food – study
10 Mar 2021  

Brands engaged in ‘Covid-washing’ to push unhealthy food – study

Brands leveraged the national Covid-19 lockdown to market unhealthy food, according to a new study.


Health star rating products reach 5500 – FGC
9 Mar 2021   /

Health star rating products reach 5500 – FGC

The number of products displaying the Health Star Rating labels continued to climb in the last quarter of 2020.


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.


Dental industry slams Coca-Cola for ‘reckless’ marketing
16 Dec 2020  

Dental industry slams Coca-Cola for ‘reckless’ marketing

The dental association says the beverage company is encouraging mums to share the drink with their babies.


SeaDragon hooks new investor as Comvita exits
15 Dec 2020  

SeaDragon hooks new investor as Comvita exits

A US-based family buys into the fish oil company in an off-market deal.


New collagen water to make splash in $2bn global market
10 Dec 2020  

New collagen water to make splash in $2bn global market

Parkers and Adashiko jv to “rejuvenate the premium bottled water industry”


Recall for Pestell’s pork products
9 Dec 2020  

Recall for Pestell’s pork products

The family-owned Nelson meat producer issued the recall.


Seafood NZ likes new school of thought for pregnancy diets
4 Dec 2020  

Seafood NZ likes new school of thought for pregnancy diets

It follows new food safety guidance issued by the government.


Consumer NZ spotlights  misleading claims in ‘bad taste’ awards
30 Nov 2020  

Consumer NZ spotlights misleading claims in ‘bad taste’ awards

Label claims from Nestlé, Edmonds, Lewis Road Creamery and Beehive come under scrutiny.


Fruit supplement eyes Asian markets following funding
26 Nov 2020  

Fruit supplement eyes Asian markets following funding

New research will look into how effective the supplement is.


High lamb, pork consumption linked to bowel cancer – study
24 Nov 2020  

High lamb, pork consumption linked to bowel cancer – study

A new study out of the University of Otago looks at diet and how it could cause the disease.


20k kids take part in Zespri-led initiative
5 Nov 2020   /

20k kids take part in Zespri-led initiative

Twenty thousand children across 250 schools are taking part in a Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.


Processed foods make up 45% of kids’ energy intake
3 Nov 2020  

Processed foods make up 45% of kids’ energy intake

Young kiwi kids are getting almost half of their energy intake from foods like bread and crackers, according to new research.


Kiwis advised to eat less red meat, chicken
28 Oct 2020  

Kiwis advised to eat less red meat, chicken

The Heart Foundation is advising Kiwis to be more mindful about their red meat and chicken consumption.


Thousands of kids join Zespri’s health adventure
22 Oct 2020  

Thousands of kids join Zespri’s health adventure

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 »