20th October 2021 Foodstuffs / NZFGC
FSNI claims it is becoming more customer driven but some suppliers will suffer significant shelf-space reductions.
In an open letter to Parliament, the unlikely allies call on MPs to support a “strong intervention” into NZ’s grocery market.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has moved its annual conference to 11-13 May 2022 at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown.
Private labels do more harm than good for both suppliers and consumers in highly concentrated markets, according to research commissioned by the NZFGC.
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.
New Zealand’s grocery supply chain is holding up very well despite the increased pressure of the lockdowns and the closure of some supermarkets in Auckland, according to NZFGC boss Katherine Rich.
The council’s CEO has warned that food manufacturing could soon be critically impacted by staff shortages.
New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has submitted comments of the regulatory redesign of Animal Products and Wine Regulations respectively.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has submitted comments as part of public consultation into a best practice guide for serving sizes being undertaken by Australia’s Healthy Food Partnership
Report reflects imbalance of power in sector which has allowed retailers to push excess costs, risks, and uncertainty onto suppliers, FCG says.
NZFGC boss Katherine Rich repeats calls for a mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct on the eve of the draft ComCom report being released.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has not raised any objection to the proposal to allow an already permitted food additive sweetener, namely steviol glycosides, to be produced by fermentation from a genetically modified Yarrowia lipolytica strain.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council said it will support its members to transition to the mandatory addition of folic acid to bread by 2023, following the governments announcement yesterday.
The association welcomes government’s moves to phase out problem plastics and some single-use plastics within four years, but warns that a smooth transition by some food producers could be hindered by global freight issues.
MPI is consulting on issues such as the requirement for evaluation of organic food producers, proposed organic management plans, and the need for a listed public register of organics companies.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has released its submissions on menu labelling and the food processing aid enzyme β-Galactosidase from the Bacillus subtilis.
The global supply network is under unprecedented pressure and New Zealand faces a double dose due to distance and port issues, according to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
The government’s probe into the $21bn grocery sector heats up as rivals open fire in cross-submissions.
In its submission to ComCom, the NZFGC says there is also considerable use of buyer power to exclude competition.
The council urges the Govt to ensure other options are also available.
The association says there is “no real solution” for products to be dealt with in homes.
Katherine Rich calls for a national grocery code.