Tackling communication around processed food and the use of technology in meal planning, shopping and cooking should be front of mind for brands.
The Auckland-based jerky manufacturer says its new investor has not only injected growth capital it has also unlocked a 20x capacity increase.
The snack food startup adds fruit powder to its product arsenal and Costco to its customer list.
This week, Tom & Luke cut the sugar, Pic’s takes off, and Alexandra’s dials up the convenience.
Nestlé New Zealand has transitioned to 100% renewable electricity with the rest of the global FMCG giant working towards a 2025 target.
After Covid delayed its new multi-million dollar Auckland factory, the company is now battling logistics lags in order to make its long-awaited entry into the US.
The pilot project aims to enable locally grown hemp food products to compete with imported goods.
Unilever’s mayonnaise brand Best Foods has pledged its support for the open pantry initiative, Pātaka Kai, which sees surplus food or donations distributed across a network of 140 pantries in New Zealand.
While 2021 hasn’t all gone to plan, Mondelēz NZ’s MD says it will still be a strong year with growth to follow and a possible global opportunity for a Kiwi confectionery favourite.
Chelsea Sugar is recalling specific batches of its Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths brand Raw and Brown Sugar due to low level lead contamination.
Milk 2.0 has overhauled Natural Abundance’s portfolio and built up distribution after buying the snack company.
Cookie Time will ramp up distribution of the boutique brand into mainstream grocery retail across the country.
The chef is using the temporary shutdown of the cooking school at his Auckland food venture to launch new products.
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 Nelson snack food startup is scaling up and chasing US export growth following a $2.5m capital raise.
An A$45m (NZ$47.7m) investment into innovation over the past 15 years in Australasia has seen cereal and snack company Kellogg New Zealand remove more than 700 tonnes of sugar and 300 tonnes of salt from their foods.
Kāpiti and Wairarapa olive oil makers have swept the annual New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, winning all five major accolades.
Lockdowns, lower demand for bulk products, and labour costs all eat into the supermarket salad supplier’s bottom line.
Two legacy food businesses have come to market in Auckland and Coromandel.
Under new leadership, the apple cider vinegar company is planning a domestic drive and looking for new export opportunities.
The Canterbury-based company is testing market opportunities for New Zealand soybean protein and new foods.
Six winners have been unveiled at the 2021 Organic New Zealand Awards.
The Tip Top bread owner boosts production to meet surging lockdown demand, but it comes as costs escalate across the group.
Ceres Enterprise is recalling specific batches of its Fritter Mix due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely gluten, and an incorrect claim about gluten.
The family-owned Otago firm is making a play for the US butter market and expanding its retail efforts at home.
After 25 years, there’s still plenty of room for growth, says general manager Wade Gillooly.
Several importers are recalling specific batches of Koo, Hugo’s and Helderberg brand canned products due to a packaging fault.
Te Puna-based avocado oil producer, Grove, has been granted the Superior Taste Award with two stars for its Extra Virgin Avocado Oil by the International Taste Institute in Brussels, Belgium.
KJ&Co Brands is recalling a specific batch of its Hart & Soul brand All Natural Supergrain Butter Chicken due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely peanut.
The jerky startup has secured funding for a new facility to help more than double production.
Countdown branded potato egg & bacon prepack salad with a use-by date of 13 July 2021 is being recalled as it may contain listeria bacteria.
Ingredients play follows acquisition by Singaporean conglomerate Wilmar International.
Gluten Free Holdings is recalling a some of its Pavillion brand Beef and Gravy Pies due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely, milk.
The investor also says that its kiwifruit venture will soon start bearing fruit.
After a 12-year hiatus, frozen food giant McCain has brought back smiles.
Miranda Burdon’s Food Nation is continuing to pump out new products and secure new sales partnership, most latterly securing a deal with Air New Zealand.
The industry needs to convert the equivalent energy used by one or two very large dairy factories every year to meet the 2050 net zero emissions goal.
Fermented foods company Living Goodness is looking to expand its current range of sauerkraut, slaw and kimchi by moving into the sauce and dip categories.
New venture Ovāvo is targeting the nascent global avocado powder ingredient market.
Competition for container space is fierce, driving up costs alongside congestion and uncertain scheduling.
Christchurch-based family business Cookie Time believes it has “cracked the code” to exporting its iconic homemade cookies into the world’s third largest economy of Japan.
Wairarapa olive oil producer Olive Black has won a gold medal at the New York International Olive Competition.
Pic Picot is a step closer to selling a 100% Kiwi peanut butter following the completion of a successful crop trial.
Back Country Foods is recalling a specific batch of Back Country Cuisine brand Chicken, Corn and Noodle Soup due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely, sesame.
Nestlé has partnered a dozen of New Zealand and Australia’s top food companies to create their first ever custom product for Foodbank.
Snack food company Proper Crisps has added a pineapple salsa flavour to its range of tortilla chips.
Whittaker’s has added another feather to its cap, having been named New Zealand’s Most Resilient Brand.
Increasing demand for processed food from consumers seeking healthy options is set to propel the worldwide food processing ingredient industry to grow by nearly 60% by 2028.
MPI is seeking more applicants from the food sector for SFF Futures funding.
A diverse range of new processed vegetable products are now available to Kiwi consumers thanks to a $147,000 investment from the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The deal catapults Australian biscuit giant Arnott’s into NZ’s premium cracker category.
The dumping of frozen fries from Europe is not a threat to local industry, says a draft government report.
Nestle has pledged that its popular chocolate brand, KitKat, will become carbon neutral by 2025.
The chilled soup brand is supporting three charities by donating 20 cents from the sale of each $5.99 packet.
Demolition of the Cadbury site in Dunedin has begun to make space for the new billion-dollar Dunedin hospital.
The upgrade of its Levin rendering facility will support the co-op’s drive to capture greater value from products.
Climate change, international research trends and the changing global honey market to be discussed at the Apiculture NZ Conference.
Speirs Group says it received an unexpected cash dividend of $229,127 from its investment in Equipment Leasing and Finance Holdings Limited.
The food giant plans to relocate its Wiri confectionery manufacturing to Australia.
J.H. Whittaker has been admitted to the Young Enterprise NZ Business Hall of Fame.
Reducing waste, carbon emissions, water usage, sugar and non-recyclable packaging form the backbone of Frucor Suntory’s ten-year sustainability plans.
The KitKat wrapper was produced by collecting and processing waste soft plastic.
The US-based multinational manufacturer enters a partnership to develop biodegradable packing.
A “challenging and disruptive year” pushed revenue and profit down.
Snacks producer Annies has kicked off a community fundraising initiative to help schools and non-profit organisations raise money.
The investor wants to bolster the cookie maker through acquisitions in what it calls a “fragmented industry”.
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé were named the leading plastic polluters for the third year in a row.
Plumpy’Nut sachets are used to help nurse malnourished children back to health.
The privately-owned chocolate maker worked with local contractors in Ghana to make it happen.
Label claims from Nestlé, Edmonds, Lewis Road Creamery and Beehive come under scrutiny.
The likes of Pic’s Peanut Butter and Whittakers have taken the top spots.
Unilever’s mayonnaise brand aims to shine a light on the $1.17bn worth of food waste in New Zealand every year.
A new study out of the University of Otago looks at diet and how it could cause the disease.
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A Government investigation into the alleged dumping of potato fries and wedges from Europe has begun.
Young kiwi kids are getting almost half of their energy intake from foods like bread and crackers, according to new research.
Over $718k is being invested by the Provincial Growth Fund into chocolate companies in Otago and Southland.
A Kiwi pet food company’s foray into possum meat has seen the business expand.
Wattie’s is partnering with The Salvation Army to help with its ongoing need for food parcels.
The plant-based brand collective is collaborating with restaurateur Ganesh Raj.
An iwi-owned Taranaki food processing company has secured a $1.2m Provincial Growth Fund loan to expand its operations to Whanganui.