Building a better future for bees is the focus of this year’s World Bee Day on Friday 20 May, says Apiculture New Zealand.
Comvita has reported an unaudited EBITDA of $23.9m – around 93% of FY21 full year actuals – in a market update on its performance for the 10 months to the end of April.
The Employment Court has found three former Gloriavale commune members on the West Coast were employees not volunteers at the registered charity which has F&B ventures.
Food and beverage sector appointments and people moves for the week to 6 May 2022.
Food and beverage sector appointments and people moves to the week of 29 April.
The Cruelty Free Shop is recalling a batch of Holy Cow brand Golden Crunch vegan honeycomb coated in dark chocolate due to incorrect labelling about the presence of an allergen, namely milk.
Apiculture New Zealand has successfully secured funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund, for a two-year project that will help identify how sector can achieve sustainable growth.
Comvita’s mixed reality Mānuka honey tasting experience, developed in partnership with Microsoft, is set to become part of everyday trading at some Asia stores, following a showcase of the retail technology at New Zealand Expo in Dubai.
Manuka honey manufacturer Wilderness Valley was the People’s Choice winner at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021 south and east region.
The High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge is contributing $980,000 into a Plant & Food Research led programme looking at native honey and what appeals to consumers.
Comvita has teamed up with Save the Kiwi in what it describes as a “significant sponsorship agreement” that will ultimately provide safe habitat for the iconic birds across the North Island.
Two shareholders in Oceania Natural have been fined a combined $310,000 after they admitted to charges of market manipulation and disclosure breaches..
Auckland-headquartered international coffee chain Cooks Global Foods has issued 80,989,340 new shares at 3 cents each totalling $2.43m following a shortfall from its rights issue last year.
The healthcare and wellness company has had to turn to its investors for cash after being surprised by inventory levels after its acquisition of King Honey.
Biosecurity New Zealand’s annual Winter Colony Loss survey shows 13.6% of hives were lost in 2021, up 2.3% on the previous year because of growth in varroa mite and related complications.
SeaDragon has secured a new loan agreement of $500,000 from majority shareholder Pescado Holdings, as well as pushing out the repayment date of an existing loan facility.
Me Today Group has called a special meeting for Friday 18 March to seek approval from shareholders for a $6m placement of additional share capital.
Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group has reported a lower net profit of $1.57m in the six months ended December because of Auckland’s extended lockdown.
New Zealand Health Products says regulatory reform is needed to fix “badly broken dietary supplement rules.”
The company says it wants to consolidate ownership of the mānuka honey sector to generate operating leverage and drive “higher category standards”.
The investor expands its new mānuka honey platform with the addition of a second business.
The Taranaki company is “making good headway” with its plan to meet a growing appetite for mānuka honey in the US, says CEO James Annabell.
T&G Global says its group profit for the 2021 financial year is now forecast to be between $12.5m – $14.5m, up from its October guidance of $4m – $10m.
There are two recalls because of the threat of salmonella.
Canterbury-based Alyssa Wilson has scooped the Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in beekeeping.
New Zealand’s honey sector is appealing a UK Intellectual Property Office decision that declined a manuka honey trademark application.
New Zealand’s national honey production in the 2020-21 season was down 24% on the previous season to 20,500 tonnes, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries.
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The healthcare and wellness company turns to shareholders to stump up funds because of “cashflow pressure” following its King Honey acquisition.
New Zealand beauty and supplement company Jeuneora has closed its capital raise after hitting its maximum target of $3.5m.
Pāmu Farms has signed a deal with distributor Ciels that will see a range of premium nutritional supplements sold in Vietnam in the new year.
Just Life Group has hired Graeme Read to be its chief financial officer.
Milk and honey spread brand Onetai has landed in Asia and the Pacific but wants domestic sales to be the “foundation of the business”.
Probiotics firm Blis Technologies has reported an interim loss of $1.80m for the six months to September 2021, down 268% on the $1.07m profit it made for the same period last year.
Mānuka honey company Comvita said it recorded record sales in line with its forecasts for November’s Singles Day or 11:11 – the world’s biggest shopping event and key event in its focus growth market of China.
Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group will pay a final dividend of 1.4 centre a share for the year ended 30 June 2021.
The iwi’s seafood business sees operating profit leap 37%, offsetting a poor FY21 for honey and farming.
Omega fish oils refiner SeaDragon says it has signed a new secured loan agreement of up to $1.5m with its majority shareholder, Pescado Holdings.
The pandemic has delivered the supplement and health food firm new consumers who have pushed up global revenue by 50%.
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Comvita has reported its first quarter EBITDA improved by 10.6% compared with Q1 last year.
Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group says Auckland’s ongoing lockdown will affect the company’s results.
Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group has acquired supplements maker Intenza New Zealand.
Mānuka honey exporter Comvita has launched an immersive experience at Expo 2020 Dubai to bring bees, people and nature together.
New research that has found how mānuka flowers create the Unique Mānuka Factor in honey could help New Zealand producers.
The healthcare and wellness company says sales of King Honey product will be “considerably less” than expected.
The omega fish oils refiner says new food ingredients and white label products are about to launch following its pivot to higher value oil sales.
Comvita has released its annual report and its full of insight about how the company sees its operations and markets, including an extensive Q&A with board chair Brett Hewlett and chief executive David Banfield.
Manuka honey exporter Comvita has appointed a trio of new board directors, namely Bridget Coates, Yawen Wu and chief executive David Banfield.
The cash included $14.5m for a new research programme to help develop New Zealand’s horticultural sector to prepare for climate change.
Developing a skincare brand means the honey company can promote the benefits of both mānuka and propolis to raise awareness in the US.
Manuka honey supplier Comvita says it will acquire up to 350,000 of its shares, which are currently trading at about $3.65.
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.
Sports nutrition retailer Sportsfuel has bought health food manufacturer Nothing Naughty.
A turnaround is taking hold at the honey company, which is focussed on growth in the world’s two biggest honey markets, China and the US.
The news follows Bryan Mogridge’s appointment as executive chair of the omega fish oils refiner.
Comvita’s Wellness Lab in Auckland has been shortlisted in the New Zealand Best Design Awards 2021.
The United Arab Emirates presents a fertile market for New Zealand food and beverage exports particularly for fruit and honey products, according to new research from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
Operating costs skyrocketed at the nutritional ingredient manufacturer during the six months to June.
NZHFC made representations such as “100% New Zealand” knowing the royal jelly ingredient was from China, finds a court.
Described as a milk factory in a box, Happy Cow Milk Company, has today launched its second capital raise as it looks to scale-up its prototype into paddocks and retailers around the country.
SeaDragon bosses remain committed to a turnaround at the omega-3 oil producer despite “unsatisfactory” full year results.
Honey exports are on track to rise 13% to $480m in 2020-21 according to MPI’s latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries.
From established names like chocolatier Whittaker’s and honey specialist Comvita through to hemp meat trailblazer, Plan*t, NZ food producers have been recognised in a raft of awards this week – but not always for their food.
Timaru-based Jarved Allan of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey took home the supreme award at Apiculture New Zealand’s National Honey Competition.
Me Today shareholders have approved the $36m purchase of King Honey with an overwhelming 99.99% vote in favour.
New Zealand honey company Manawa Honey has won the grand prize at the 10th Black Jar Contest.
Egmont Honey is launching its health supplements range, Egmont Health, into Australasian retailer Coles.