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Thursday 21 October 2021

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My Food Bag sales up, but so are costs
18 Oct 2021  

My Food Bag sales up, but so are costs

The meal kit company says it raised prices this month to offset increased ingredients and labour costs.


“We are not the third player” – Four Candles’ MD on new grocery banner’s plans
14 Oct 2021   /

“We are not the third player” – Four Candles’ MD on new grocery banner’s plans

More stores? Yes. Smashing NZ’s supermarket duopoly? Not us, says the new entrant’s co-founder, Chris Fisher.


Chicken and egg: FPI increases for sixth consecutive month
14 Oct 2021   /

Chicken and egg: FPI increases for sixth consecutive month

Seasonally adjusted food prices were up 0.9% on the month prior in September as higher priced chicken and eggs came home to roost.


Perspectives: Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
29 Sep 2021  

Perspectives: Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices are creeping towards record highs due to a combination of fuel prices, bad weather and Covid-19, according to University of Warwick global sustainable development


TGA seeks collective bargaining clearance for Tegel growers
20 Sep 2021  

TGA seeks collective bargaining clearance for Tegel growers

The Commerce Commission has received an application from the New Zealand Tegel Growers Association seeking authorisation for collective bargaining with Tegel Foods.


Food prices rise for fifth consecutive month
13 Sep 2021   /

Food prices rise for fifth consecutive month

Food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in August mainly due to higher prices for meat, poultry and fish, and restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food, according to Stats NZ.


ComCom approves Fonterra’s milk price forecast
17 Aug 2021   /

ComCom approves Fonterra’s milk price forecast

Fonterra’s calculation of the base milk price it will pay farmers in the 2020/21 dairy season is consistent with the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA), says the Commerce Commission.


Produce pushes July food prices up
13 Aug 2021   /

Produce pushes July food prices up

Food prices rose 1.3% in July compared with the previous month, mainly influenced by fruit and vege price hikes.


Tegel signals chicken price rise
10 Aug 2021   /

Tegel signals chicken price rise

New Zealand’s largest poultry supplier Tegel is raising chicken prices from mid-August.


Food contributes to quarterly inflation rise
28 Jul 2021  

Food contributes to quarterly inflation rise

Inflation for the all households group, as measured by the household living-costs price indexes was 1.1% in the June 2021 quarter.


Vegetable prices jump 15% – the sharpest rise in four years
13 Jul 2021   /

Vegetable prices jump 15% – the sharpest rise in four years

Capsicum prices jumped 27% to a weighted average price of $24.16 per kilogram, an all-time high.


Food producing regions strongest performers – Westpac
18 Jun 2021   /

Food producing regions strongest performers – Westpac

Rural areas have done well but the year ahead may not be so rosy for some growers, says the bank.


Non-alcoholic drinks biggest mover in May food prices
16 Jun 2021   /

Non-alcoholic drinks biggest mover in May food prices

Food price rose 0.4% in May compared with the month prior when rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers contributed to a 1.1% jump, according to Stats NZ.


FPI: Produce pushes April food prices up 1.1%
14 May 2021  

FPI: Produce pushes April food prices up 1.1%

Rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers were the main contributors to a 1.1% rise in food prices in April 2021, according to Stats NZ.


Rabobank hikes milk price forecast, predicts bumper season
30 Apr 2021  

Rabobank hikes milk price forecast, predicts bumper season

Rabobank has hiked its farmgate milk price forecast by 60 cents to $7.60 kg/MS for the 2020/21 season.


Food prices flat in March – Stats NZ
16 Apr 2021  

Food prices flat in March – Stats NZ

Food prices were flat in March 2021, falling 0.4% compared to February 2021, according to Stats NZ.


Jaded shoppers take aim at supermarkets – Consumer NZ
9 Apr 2021  

Jaded shoppers take aim at supermarkets – Consumer NZ

The results of survey will feed into ComCom’s probe of the country’s $21bn grocery sector.


Food price inflation slows as value of meat, poultry, fish fall
12 Mar 2021  

Food price inflation slows as value of meat, poultry, fish fall

Restaurant meals and foods such as Thai and Indian helped lift prices in Feb but it was the slowest growth for 18 months.


High milk costs in China sees milk price jump 80c
12 Mar 2021   /

High milk costs in China sees milk price jump 80c

The high cost of producing milk in China had favoured importing New Zealand dairy products.


Falling prices suppress dairy, meat manufacturing
10 Mar 2021   /

Falling prices suppress dairy, meat manufacturing

Dairy and meat product manufacturing fell 3.2% to $288m in the December 2020 quarter, says Stats NZ.


Fonterra lifts farmgate forecast – again
9 Mar 2021  

Fonterra lifts farmgate forecast – again

Fonterra has lifted its 2020/21 farmgate milk price range forecast for the second time in two months.


Deer farmers can “bank” on positive chilled season – DINZ
2 Mar 2021   /

Deer farmers can “bank” on positive chilled season – DINZ

Rising prices for venison in Europe will help boost the market, says Deer Industry NZ.


Foodservice slowdown to hit demand for beef, lamb – report
24 Nov 2020  

Foodservice slowdown to hit demand for beef, lamb – report

Lower demand for red meat is set to put pressure on prices, says agribusiness bankers Rabobank.


Dairy producers pay falls 13% dip in Sept quarter – Stats NZ
19 Nov 2020  

Dairy producers pay falls 13% dip in Sept quarter – Stats NZ

Gains made in the March and June quarters have been impacted by the fall.


Govt launches review into NZ supermarket prices
18 Nov 2020  

Govt launches review into NZ supermarket prices

The Commerce Commission will conduct the investigation to see if Kiwis are paying more than they should be.


High supply sees fruit, vege prices drop – Stats NZ
16 Nov 2020  

High supply sees fruit, vege prices drop – Stats NZ

The department says prices tend to fall in October as fruit and vegetables follow seasonal trend.


Vege prices jump 18% to push CPI up
27 Oct 2020  

Vege prices jump 18% to push CPI up

Higher vegetable prices have contributed to a 0.7% increase in the Consumers Price Index (CPI.


Saveloys and sheep’s tongue – a look back at Kiwi food habits
27 Oct 2020  

Saveloys and sheep’s tongue – a look back at Kiwi food habits

A refreshing glimpse into past and present consumer trends reveals the food products Kiwis loved buying in a Stats NZ infographic.