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Friday 20 May 2022

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FoodStarter 2022 finalists: Who made the cut? 11th May 2022 /

FoodStarter 2022 finalists: Who made the cut?

Ten start-up and early stage ventures are in the running to bag national distribution with Foodstuffs – with a strong showing from plant-based products.


Foodstuffs recalls Pams hash browns 3rd May 2022 /

Foodstuffs recalls Pams hash browns

Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling a specific batch of its Pams brand Mini Hash Browns as the product may contain foreign matter, namely blue plastic pieces.


Foodstuffs adds Kaitaia to social supermarket initiative 26th April 2022 /

Foodstuffs adds Kaitaia to social supermarket initiative

Foodstuffs is backing a Social Supermarket in Kaitaia, and is in talks with community partners in six other regions.


Foodstuffs promotions fill new South Island GM role, general counsel seat 28th March 2022 /

Foodstuffs promotions fill new South Island GM role, general counsel seat

20-year veteran Tim Donaldson is taking up an expanded GM role in the South Island, while up north it has gone internal to replace its long-standing legal chief.


Pam’s recall over incorrect use-by date 24th March 2022 /

Pam’s recall over incorrect use-by date

Foodstuffs is recalling a batch of its Pam’s branded smoked chicken pasta salad because of an incorrect use-by date.


Auckland storm damages, temporarily closes supermarkets 22nd March 2022 /

Auckland storm damages, temporarily closes supermarkets

Four Countdown supermarkets in Auckland had to temporarily close as a result of yesterday’s severe rain and flooding.


Social Supermarket sees more than 3000 shoppers in first year 18th March 2022 /

Social Supermarket sees more than 3000 shoppers in first year

New World and the Wellington City Mission’s free Social Supermarket in Newtown has seen 3,268 shoppers access essential items in its first full year of operating.


Foodstuffs’ Landing Drive gets 6 Green Star rating 11th March 2022 /

Foodstuffs’ Landing Drive gets 6 Green Star rating

Foodstuffs North Island and developer Auckland Airport’s new distribution centre at Landing Drive has received a 6 Green Star rating.


FSSI distributes more than 1 million RATs 9th March 2022 /

FSSI distributes more than 1 million RATs

Foodstuffs South Island is distributing more than one million rapid antigen tests to its supermarkets, more than 250 businesses and donating a number to charity.


Te Kauwhata New World opens 4th March 2022 /

Te Kauwhata New World opens

Foodstuffs has opened Te Kauwhata’s first new supermarket in 70 years.


Which F&B group spent the most on NZ advertising in 2021? 3rd March 2022 /

Which F&B group spent the most on NZ advertising in 2021?

Well known food and beverage brands feature prominently in top 20 biggest advertising spenders, according to Nielsen Ad Intel.


Warehouse, logistics absenteeism surges past 40%, manufacturers expected to be next 2nd March 2022 /

Warehouse, logistics absenteeism surges past 40%, manufacturers expected to be next

The supply chain is being hammered with consumers warned to expect gaps.


ComCom inquiry: FSNI’s Quin sets out stall again as final report nears 23rd February 2022 /

ComCom inquiry: FSNI’s Quin sets out stall again as final report nears

We’re doing the work, FSNI boss Chris Quin says, in the lead up to publication of the final ComCom report by 8 March.


…as Foodstuffs steps in to fill RATs gap for suppliers 17th February 2022 /

…as Foodstuffs steps in to fill RATs gap for suppliers

The grocery group is using its procurement heft to source more than 1 million rapid antigen tests on behalf of around 250 companies.


Sealord fills Foodstuffs gap – at a price… 8th December 2021 /

Sealord fills Foodstuffs gap – at a price…

The seafood company secures new opportunities for product formerly destined for Foodstuffs, but not at the same price.


“Unjustified” – Foodstuffs’ Quin doubles down in new ComCom submission 8th December 2021 /

“Unjustified” – Foodstuffs’ Quin doubles down in new ComCom submission

FSNI’s CEO makes a last-ditch attempt to sway the outcome of the Commerce Commission’s market study into the retail grocery sector.


Foodstuffs details Uber Eats trial 1st December 2021 /

Foodstuffs details Uber Eats trial

The supermarket chain targets last minute grocery needs and top-up shop missions with delivery service.


Foodstuffs, Wattie’s make major moves in e-commerce arms race 26th November 2021 /

Foodstuffs, Wattie’s make major moves in e-commerce arms race

F&B players are arming themselves with shoppable recipes, fast delivery, D2C, and new meal kit offers to win more of the digital dollar.


Foodstuffs South Island recalls raw sugar 22nd November 2021 /

Foodstuffs South Island recalls raw sugar

Foodstuffs South Island is recalling raw sugar from its South Island stores due to possible contamination with low levels of lead.


Pak’canSave returns, Foodstuffs to donate $100k 4th November 2021 /

Pak’canSave returns, Foodstuffs to donate $100k

Foodstuffs-owned Pak’nSave is running its Pak’canSave initiative for two weeks from 1st until the 14th November.


‘New generation’ New World for Flaxmere 22nd October 2021

‘New generation’ New World for Flaxmere

A new retail complex including a 1,900 square metre New World supermarket plus retail shops has been approved for Flaxmere, Hastings.


Grocery market review process “incredibly corrosive” – FSSI CEO Steven Anderson 21st October 2021 /

Grocery market review process “incredibly corrosive” – FSSI CEO Steven Anderson

FSSI’s boss blames the grocery market review process for having “significantly damaged a large number” of supplier and retailer relationships.


Foodstuffs hits back at category review criticism 20th October 2021 /

Foodstuffs hits back at category review criticism

FSNI claims it is becoming more customer driven but some suppliers will suffer significant shelf-space reductions.


Foodstuffs responds to Sealord category deletion claims 15th October 2021 /

Foodstuffs responds to Sealord category deletion claims

Foodstuffs North Island has rejected claims that the impact of its frozen fish product review would result in more space in its freezers for overseas products at the expense of New Zealand ones.


FSNI rejects excessive profit; promises grocery code, land covenant removal 15th September 2021 /

FSNI rejects excessive profit; promises grocery code, land covenant removal

CEO Chris Quin says the co-op will make changes but he disputes ComCom’s estimate of the supermarket group’s profitability.


FSNI  in “epic flip flop” – NZFGC’s Katherine Rich 15th September 2021 /

FSNI in “epic flip flop” – NZFGC’s Katherine Rich

NZFGC’s boss says FSNI has thrice refused to sign up to a code of conduct, but Rich welcomed a “first step” towards a more competitive market.


Mary Devine to take reins at Foodstuffs South Island 10th September 2021 /

Mary Devine to take reins at Foodstuffs South Island

The retail veteran and current Foodstuffs director will take over from Steve Anderson to be FSSI’s chief executive.


Chris Quin on Foodstuffs’ category reset and its ‘phygital’ future 10th September 2021

Chris Quin on Foodstuffs’ category reset and its ‘phygital’ future

A three year project to rebuild FSNI’s supply chain was delivered just in time for Delta, and sets the co-op up for an increasingly digital future.


Chris Quin on Foodstuffs and Delta – “You go to clarity very quickly” 9th September 2021 /

Chris Quin on Foodstuffs and Delta – “You go to clarity very quickly”

What Delta has meant for staffing and store challenges, vaccinations and “maskholes”, according to FSNI’s CEO.


Foodstuffs stores outside Auckland move to new level 2 conditions 8th September 2021

Foodstuffs stores outside Auckland move to new level 2 conditions

All Foodstuffs stores outside of the Auckland boundary are operating under new Covid-19 alert level 2 conditions from midnight Tuesday 7 September.


Foodstuffs makes $320k worth of lockdown donations 30th August 2021 /

Foodstuffs makes $320k worth of lockdown donations

Foodstuffs is making a number of product donations.


Shoppers supportive of new Covid-19 safety measures – Foodstuffs 24th August 2021 /

Shoppers supportive of new Covid-19 safety measures – Foodstuffs

A Foodstuffs survey found that New Zealanders are supportive of the Ministry of Health’s requirement that people aged 12 and over must wear a face covering when visiting any essential services and for essential workers to be prioritised for the Covid vaccination.


Four Square opens at Diamond Harbour 16th August 2021

Four Square opens at Diamond Harbour

The store at the Church Bay retail development is owned by Laura Palmer and James Grant, who previously ran the town’s On the Spot store.


Foodstuffs South Island’s new supply chain boss in modernisation drive 6th August 2021 /

Foodstuffs South Island’s new supply chain boss in modernisation drive

Foodstuffs South Island has recruited Nick Barnes as general manager of supply chain, replacing John Mullins who retired after 43 years working for the grocery group.


Foodstuffs’ Covid FY21 results – how much money did it make? 2nd August 2021 /

Foodstuffs’ Covid FY21 results – how much money did it make?

So, how much money did the largest supermarket group in NZ make in the year of Covid?


Foodstuffs gets South Island online 8th July 2021 /

Foodstuffs gets South Island online

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.


PI Summit 2021: “Know what customers want” – Foodstuffs’ Anderson on getting stocked 7th July 2021

PI Summit 2021: “Know what customers want” – Foodstuffs’ Anderson on getting stocked

The golden rule to get your product stocked in Foodstuffs is making sure it is something that customers actually want – but a good story helps too, according to the South Island cooperative’s boss of 20 years, Steven Anderson.


Plastics ban: Supermarket sweep already under way 29th June 2021 /

Plastics ban: Supermarket sweep already under way

New Zealand’s two major supermarket groups say they are already taking steps to transition away from unnecessary and unwanted plastic use ahead of the government’s new measures to clamp down on single-use and difficult-to-recycle plastic by 2025.


Foodstuffs gets MOOTY with it 14th June 2021

Foodstuffs gets MOOTY with it

Foodstuffs North Island has held an inaugural Machine Operator of the Year – or MOOTY – competition last week at its Landing Drive Distribution Centre in South Auckland.


Foodstuffs backs the NZ Food Network 11th June 2021

Foodstuffs backs the NZ Food Network

Foodstuffs North Island has teamed up with the New Zealand Food Network to donate food for distribution to more than 40 food hubs around the country.


After 43 years, Foodstuffs SI supply chain boss calls it a day 20th May 2021 /

After 43 years, Foodstuffs SI supply chain boss calls it a day

Foodstuffs South Island general manager of supply chain, John Mullins, is retiring after 43 years working for the grocery group.


Foodstuffs overcharges some customers due to tech issue 19th May 2021

Foodstuffs overcharges some customers due to tech issue

A technology issue affecting 69 Foodstuffs stores in North Island on Monday 17 May resulted in customers being overcharged at the checkout.


Griffin’s takes two gongs at Foodstuffs Expo 2021 14th May 2021 /

Griffin’s takes two gongs at Foodstuffs Expo 2021

The Griffin’s Food Company took home two awards from the Foodstuffs Expo including the inaugural Foodstuffs National Partnership Award, which was launched this year.


Foodstuffs NI supports new neighbourhood 3rd May 2021

Foodstuffs NI supports new neighbourhood

Foodstuffs North Island says it will make a $50,000 contribution to local South Auckland community organisations Buttabean Motivation and Māngere Budgeting Services.


Foodstuffs rejects exploitation and duopoly claims in grocery probe… 27th April 2021 /

Foodstuffs rejects exploitation and duopoly claims in grocery probe…

The supermarket giant says it is “surprised” at the allegations because it values its suppliers.


New World opens in Ormiston 30th March 2021

New World opens in Ormiston

Foodstuffs has opened a New World supermarket in Ormiston town centre at Flat Bush, South Auckland.


Anderson to exit Foodstuffs South Island after 20 years at the top 15th March 2021 /

Anderson to exit Foodstuffs South Island after 20 years at the top

The long-time CEO will leave the South Island supermarket co-op in February next year.


Which Covid-induced shopping habits does Foodstuffs think are here to stay? 12th March 2021

Which Covid-induced shopping habits does Foodstuffs think are here to stay?

The supermarket giant is already seeing a reversal in some lockdown shopping trends – with others becoming more entrenched.


Foodstuffs recalls bacon over aluminium pieces 18th February 2021 /

Foodstuffs recalls bacon over aluminium pieces

Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling a specific batch of its Pams brand Bacon Pieces as the product may contain foreign matter in the form aluminium pieces.