A Marlborough company has been recognised for its oyster farm technology, picking up the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award at the Global Seafood Alliance Awards.
Irina Miller’s foodtech startup is seeking to develop alternative dairy proteins for a new generation of vegan foods.
In a future where every moment of a crop’s lifecycle and detailed records of what moves on and off supermarket shelves is collected and collated, how do we ensure these systems meet ethical standards?
Bidfood, Mainfreight and Toll are among a select group to trial the new FUSO eCanter fully electric truck.
New Zealand food and beverage startups managed to secure about $3.7m in early stage investment during the first half of 2021.
Sprout and Amazon Web Services are on the hunt for entrepreneurs and start-ups who are looking to solve a problem or disrupt an existing business model in the horticultural industry, using digital tools and the latest in technology.
The winemaker is bringing forward a multi-million dollar investment into its low and no alcohol range, which has raced ahead of sales forecasts.
DB Breweries says it will cut its carbon emissions by 184 tonnes a year by using a new fleet of electric forklifts.
Co-founders Ali Alomari and Leila Deljkovic are sounding out investors as the startup preps for a commercial pilot in Marlborough.
Countdown’s Taryn Olsen and Fresh Direct New Zealand’s Avinash de Silva are finalists in the 2021 Chief Information Officer Awards.
Wellington City Council’s recycling facility now has an optical sorter, capable of diverting over seven million meat and other clear plastic trays from the region’s landfills and overseas processors each year.
The brewer is making a big move into the no alcohol beer market, which is says will be worth $25bn globally by 2024.
New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower, Seeka, has bought a $2.6m minority stake in hort tech startup Fruitometry.
After a more than a year in development Foodstuffs South Island is to start rolling out online shopping across its New World and Pak’nSave supermarkets.
New Zealand Apples & Pears chief executive Alan Pollard says the horticulture industry is recognised globally as a leader in automated operations post-harvest but apple picking remains a stubbornly human task.
The business has built up its NZ operations and doubled the number of restaurants it serves with its own delivery option.
The fortified foods firm plans to double production and boost exports to Australia while it explores markets further afield.
The TIN New Zealand Agritech Insights Report 2021 details the leading syndicates of angel groups and local venture capital funds underpinning the growing sector.
International food processing technology company, MHM Automation, has designed what it describes as world-leading robotic technology for apple company Rockit Global.
High Street quick service restaurant chain Pita Pit has signed a deal with global mobile engagement solutions provider Plexure.
A new public-private partnership has been launched to improve access to digital technology and training for small businesses, to take advantage of new opportunities through e-commerce.
The new online grocery service will be looking for investment within a year, says founder Sarah Balle.
Five finalist have been selected in the Australia and NZ Produce Marketing Association’s second annual Tech Innovation Awards.
The event brings together more than 170 participants from high value food, fibre and technology industries across NZ.
The Ticker sits down with Finistere’s investment manager to find out what NZ opportunities he will be looking for.
Maker2U will launch its online farmers’ market sister-website in the UK later this year.
Forget supermarket shelves, futurist Melissa Clark-Reynolds says the front of the kitchen fridge will be the battleground for brands.
Ten ‘big ideas’ including sheep facial recognition software Genesmith have been named as finalists in the Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge.
Delegates from around the country are converging on the Manawatu for the 2021 New Zealand Agrifood Week.
Around 8,000 unique investors took part in more than 9,000 transactions in 2020.
The Agri Women’s Development Trust has teamed up with tech firm MEA to promote progress in New Zealand’s primary sector.
The vehicle has attracted a $14m commitment from New Zealand Growth Capital Partners.
Agtech firm WayBeyond is taking up the sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021.
NZ food and beverage start-ups are invited to apply for Rabobank’s 2021 Pitch programme for FoodBytes!
A new plant-based ice cream is one of five business start-ups moving through to the final stage of Venture Taranaki’s business accelerator, the PowerUp Ideas Competition.
The fast-growing alternative protein market is on track to account for 11% of the global protein market by 2035.
The producer is utilising the technology to train Hawke’s Bay locals to fill roles across its orchards, packhouses and cool stores.
The supermarket has introduced Order Storage Retrieval units to its Moorhouse store at Christchurch.
T&G Global is using eight new automated picking platforms this apple season to help improve productivity and safety.
Leading NZ food founders launch a new collective to grow the domestic food tech industry with an eye on long-term food stability.
Southland’s largest employer is automating its warehouse and using laser guided storage and retrieval systems.
A new purpose-built mobile Crop Registration app for tomato growers has been launched by ag-tech firm Waybeyond.
Gil Meron, founder of Yarden Group in Israel, is taking up the role.
It’s one of the region’s biggest sectors, contributing 20% of GDP.
iMonitor says Covid-19 shined a spotlight on the importance of food safety.
Shop’nGo technology has been installed at all six of its sites in the city.
Wine Monster was founded by the team behind craft beer subscription service Beer Hug.
Countdown’s general manager of digital was named in an event at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.
Developing new high-value dairy and nutritional products and two global opportunities identified in the landmark report.
It was recognised in the 2020 Hong Kong Dining Awards.
Safe Food Pro has been awarded for its contribution to New Zealand’s food industry during the pandemic.
A digital food and beverage directory has won an award for the way it assisted the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Dunedin-based star helps winemakers automate the fermentation analysis process.
Waikato Milking Systems is helping farmers across New Zealand make the switch to sheep and goat milk.
New World Papakura is trialling Zoom Trolleys in-store, enabling customers to walk around the store hands-free.