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Saturday 21 May 2022

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Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 20 May?
20 May 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 20 May?

Sheep Dog goes nuts over whiskey,
Whittaker’s aims for a vibe, and Fix & Fogg remakes a classic.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 13 May?
13 May 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 13 May?

A functional collagen beauty snack hits NZ shores, Lyre adds a winter warmer, Fix & Fogg goes beyond nuts, and Mondelēz continues the Caramilk innovation.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 6 May?
6 May 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 6 May?

Less is more from Abe’s, Monteith’s hazy double down, Six Barrel Soda’s 10th birthday, and Cadbury’s Boh Runga x Roses collab for Mother’s Day.


NewFish launches “world first” pāua product, lands research funding
2 May 2022   /

NewFish launches “world first” pāua product, lands research funding

The biotech and future food venture debuts Pāua Saucisson and secures HVN backing to validate the known benefits of NZ’s Blackfoot Pāua.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 29 April?
29 Apr 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 29 April?

Havana delivers a late summer coffee vibe, the Sara Lee & Cadbury tie-up gets in on Caramilk, Aotearoa’s first volcanic-filtered vodka, and pink ribbon biscuits are back.


Fresh Cuts:  What’s new for the week to 22 April?
22 Apr 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 22 April?

Mondelēz looks to Tip Top for its latest Cadbury innovation, Abe’s Bagels goes sweet, while Domino’s beefs up its extra value range.


“We want to be at the premiumisation party” – Kōkako on Everybird coffee
20 Apr 2022   /

“We want to be at the premiumisation party” – Kōkako on Everybird coffee

The pandemic and premiumisation prompts foodservice stalwart Kōkako to branch out into the grocery channel with a new purpose-built brand.


Rutherford & Meyer cracks scale upcycling
19 Apr 2022   /

Rutherford & Meyer cracks scale upcycling

The Wellington snack company is expanding its Upcycled Grain Project brand with US growth ramping up.


Fresh Cuts – What’s new for the week to 14 April?
14 Apr 2022   /

Fresh Cuts – What’s new for the week to 14 April?

DB Breweries goes back to the future with a new (old) lager, Rebel Bakehouse expands its gluten free range, Silver Fern Farms has something new for the freezer aisle and Maggi gets in on the air fryer trend.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 8 April?
8 Apr 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 8 April?

Nestlé mashes up a traditional Christmas treat for Easter, Whittaker’s helps saves kiwis, and Pic’s and Cathedral Cove Naturals save berries.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 1 April
1 Apr 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 1 April

Fix and Fogg crowdsources a new flavour, a cola from Greece looks for traction, AF delivers zero sugar, and Moa adds a Fresh Hop hazy IPA.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 25 March
25 Mar 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 25 March

Countdown and Cookie Time deliver an Easter offering, Markwell Foods’ Sambazon broadens its Açaí range, and Fever Tree fizzes with a new pink tonic.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 18 March
18 Mar 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 18 March

A collab-heavy week with Garage Project joining Fix & Fogg, Wellington Chocolate Factory working with Duck Island Ice Cream, and Eta tapping into Marmite.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 11 March
11 Mar 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 11 March

Griffin’s Easter take on MallowPuffs, a mash-up from Pic’s and New World, and new offerings from Chantal Organics and Mitchells Nutrition.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 4 March
4 Mar 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 4 March

A new oat milk range, a twist on classic gin, and brace of new hop products.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 25 February
25 Feb 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 25 February

Fix & Fogg ups the ante, Blue Frog adds keto, and Giesen Wines expands its 0% offering.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 18 February
18 Feb 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 18 February

Arnott’s releases its most indulgent Tim Tams to date, Whittaker’s adds caramelised white chocolate, and there are new offers from Kellogg’s and Mondelēz.


Pic’s treads Covid tightrope with NPD, export growth
17 Feb 2022   /

Pic’s treads Covid tightrope with NPD, export growth

The Nelson nut butter business looks to new SKUs and overseas expansion in its hunt for further growth.


Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 11 February
11 Feb 2022  

Fresh Cuts: What’s new for the week to 11 February

Lion’s Steinlager goes double zero, Pic’s mixes it up with Vogel’s, Tip Top goes back to the future, and Fonterra and Foodstuffs add to their carbon zero milk offering.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 4 February
4 Feb 2022   /

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 4 February

Wellington Chocolate Factory is at it again, the Motueka hop takes a star turn in a new Moa hazy offering, and Arnott’s enters the gluten-free game. 


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 10 December
10 Dec 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 10 December

Triple Christmas treat from Duck Island, Goodtime Pie Co turns up the pepper, Wellington Chocolate Factory is at it again this time with Papua New Guinea beans, and Good George adds a taste of Jaffa.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 3 December
3 Dec 2021   /

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 3 December

This week, Tom & Luke cut the sugar, Pic’s takes off, and Alexandra’s dials up the convenience.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 26 November
26 Nov 2021   /

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 26 November

This week, Corn Thins go mini, Nestlé Scorched Almonds go salty, and dedicated Australian non-alcoholic brewery Big Drop puts its signature beers on sale in New Zealand.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 19 November
19 Nov 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 19 November

Wooden Spoon Freezery’s deer milk ice cream with Pāmu Milk, Lewis Road goes curd and tart, and Wellington Chocolate Factory fizzes with a hibiscus and blackberry offering.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 12 November
12 Nov 2021   /

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 12 November

London-listed East Imperial releases a new cold-brew coffee and tonic, Pic’s doubles down on almond butter, and Huntley & Palmers cracks the sourdough market.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 5 November
5 Nov 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 5 November

This week, Fix & Fogg trials nut butter sachets, Healtheries sources Nelson apples for new cider vinegar and Chantal Organics’ probiotic protein packs a punch.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 29 October
29 Oct 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 29 October

This week, Griffin’s MallowPuffs get festive, Boss Coffee shares a new coffee in a can and Good Buzz’s new natural kombucha fizzes up.


Peter Gordon’s Homeland launches retail range
28 Oct 2021   /

Peter Gordon’s Homeland launches retail range

The chef is using the temporary shutdown of the cooking school at his Auckland food venture to launch new products.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 22 October
22 Oct 2021   /

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 22 October

Proper Crisps releases a big hop kick with Garage Project, Mother Earth puts wellbeing first with new functional bars and Lindauer unveils a taste of Italy.


Giesen and the Strange Nature of its fast-growing 0% range
21 Oct 2021   /

Giesen and the Strange Nature of its fast-growing 0% range

The winemaker is bringing forward a multi-million dollar investment into its low and no alcohol range, which has raced ahead of sales forecasts.


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%.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 15 October
15 Oct 2021   /

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 15 October

It is a chocolate heavy line-up this week with Wellington Chocolate Factory, Bennetto, Whittaker’s and Nestlé all in on the act.


Nestlé’s KitKat V arrives in NZ
11 Oct 2021   /

Nestlé’s KitKat V arrives in NZ

KitKat V will be on New Zealand shop shelves from October 11 for a limited time.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 8 October
8 Oct 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 8 October

There’s a new lager for the vaccine-hesitant, Mars revamps one of its classics, and Horleys jumps on the marine collagen bandwagon.


Nestlé, Mondelēz pump out plant-based innovation
7 Oct 2021   /

Nestlé, Mondelēz pump out plant-based innovation

Shrimps, eggs, and Cadbury Dairy Milk are the latest products to get a plant-based overhaul by the FMCG behemoths.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 1 October
1 Oct 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 1 October

Kiwi beverage producers prepare for a thirsty summer ahead as new-look Six Barrel Soda syrups enter the market, Good George feels the passion with a sour beer and Reefton Distilling Co. cherry picks its latest gin release.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 24 September
24 Sep 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 24 September

Moa Brewing Co says Hey Hey to the RTD category, Rockburn Wines shares a Stolen Kiss and Griffin’s adds Snax to its Pink Ribbon range.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 17 September
17 Sep 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 17 September

Wellington chocolate maker Whittaker’s marks Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021, singer Kylie Minogue’s Rosé starts spinning around New Zealand, and drag star Elektra Shock adorns a new Small Goods brew.


Supply chain snarls NPD at Ceres
14 Sep 2021   /

Supply chain snarls NPD at Ceres

Ceres Organics has temporarily halted new product development as it battles a “broken” global supply chain and prioritises filling empty supermarket shelves.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 10 September
10 Sep 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 10 September

Bell Tea spices up its black tea range, Yum’s new-look range has two new additions, Wellington Chocolate Factory pays homage to its Vanuatu cocoa growers and F. Whitlock & Sons gets meaty.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 3 September
3 Sep 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 3 September

Food and beverage firms have navigated the ongoing disruption following last month’s snap lockdown to get new products online and in store this week including Moa Brewing Company, new cross-category brand Good Farmers and Hamilton’s Good George.


Fresh cuts: Product launches for the week to 27 August
27 Aug 2021  

Fresh cuts: Product launches for the week to 27 August

Cardrona Distillery proudly shows its support of love, diversity and inclusion via vodka; global ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s tops out its tubs; and Invivo toasts its eighth vintage of Graham Norton’s Own Wines.


NPD? Wait and see
20 Aug 2021   /

NPD? Wait and see

A long lockdown could play havoc with new product launches, change customer demand patterns and result in distribution delays.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 20 August
20 Aug 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 20 August

Oatly’s New Zealand plant-based game steps up a notch with its alt-cream now available in Aotearoa, Hubbards has teams up with Wellington’s nut butter champion Fix & Fogg, and Moa adds a new hazy to its line up.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 13 August
13 Aug 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 13 August

Reefton Distilling Co and Swandri team up for a limited edition release, Whittaker’s new cocoa kick and Urbanaut will send you down a Mystic Portal.


Lump bump for Mondelēz, launch to be unwrapped
12 Aug 2021   /

Lump bump for Mondelēz, launch to be unwrapped

The humble lump is paying dividends for the global giant in New Zealand with a new launch about to be unwrapped.


Parkers builds out functional drink portfolio
9 Aug 2021  

Parkers builds out functional drink portfolio

The Hastings business is expanding into the functional beverage space following a challenging Covid which almost saw it close its doors.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 6 August
6 Aug 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 6 August

Pure Delish champions local, Esk Valley showcases its great dirt and Wellington Chocolate Factory shows us its latest squeeze.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 30 July
30 Jul 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 30 July

Check what’s new to the market for the week up to 30 July 2021.  Cookie Time channels a Kiwi classic for a limited time, Rebel Bakehouse goes low carb, Taranaki’s MORE »


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 23 July
23 Jul 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 23 July

Organic chocolate maker Bennetto Natural Foods Co puts Bird of the Year front and centre, Cookie Dough Collective takes you on a choc chip trip, Queen Anne Chocolates’ marshmallow fish bites swim to market and Lawson’s Dry Hills combines art and wine for a limited time.


“For us taste is number one” – Farro boss Bryce Howard on NPD
16 Jul 2021  

“For us taste is number one” – Farro boss Bryce Howard on NPD

Taste comes above all else when it comes to getting your product stocked in Auckland specialty grocery chain Farro Fresh, according to boss Bryce Howard.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 16 July
16 Jul 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 16 July

Fix & Fogg sweetens up an old favourite, Cassels Brewing Company launches new eye-catching brews, Allpress moves into the capsule market and McCain brings a new pizza to New Zealand freezers.


Lion pumps millions into zero alcohol tech to tap new demand
15 Jul 2021   /

Lion pumps millions into zero alcohol tech to tap new demand

The brewer is making a big move into the no alcohol beer market, which is says will be worth $25bn globally by 2024.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 9 July
9 Jul 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 9 July

Kinder’s first biscuit hits New Zealand supermarket shelves, Silver Fern Farms responds to venison demand, Speight’s moves to summit the no-alcohol beer trend, and its (another) wrap at Farrah’s.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 2 July
2 Jul 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 2 July

What’s new to the market for the week to 2 July 2021.


Australian distiller Brunswick Aces eyes NZ expansion
1 Jul 2021   /

Australian distiller Brunswick Aces eyes NZ expansion

The Australian distiller aims to be stocked in 300 NZ outlets by the end of the year with more staff and an office planned.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 25 June
25 Jun 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 25 June

What’s new to the market for the week to 25 June 2021.


Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 18 June
18 Jun 2021  

Fresh Cuts: Product launches for the week to 18 June

What’s new to the market for the week to 18 June 2021.


Nestlé breaks out plant-based KitKat
15 Jun 2021  

Nestlé breaks out plant-based KitKat

Global confectionery giant Nestlé is launching a plant-based alternative to its iconic KitKat chocolate bar into the international market.


NZ avocado powder launches, eyes global opportunity
9 Jun 2021   /

NZ avocado powder launches, eyes global opportunity

New venture Ovāvo is targeting the nascent global avocado powder ingredient market.


Deer milk trial secures $244k from HVN
9 Jun 2021  

Deer milk trial secures $244k from HVN

A clinical trial that could underpin the development of deer milk as a new industry in New Zealand has secured $244,000 of funding from the HVN Challenge.