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Thursday 21 October 2021

NZFGC

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.


Supermarkets holding “consumers and suppliers to ransom” – NZFGC, Consumer NZ 20th October 2021 /

Supermarkets holding “consumers and suppliers to ransom” – NZFGC, Consumer NZ

In an open letter to Parliament, the unlikely allies call on MPs to support a “strong intervention” into NZ’s grocery market.


FGC sets new dates for conference 20th October 2021 /

FGC sets new dates for conference

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has moved its annual conference to 11-13 May 2022 at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown.


Private labels add to grocery power imbalance – report 20th September 2021 /

Private labels add to grocery power imbalance – report

Private labels do more harm than good for both suppliers and consumers in highly concentrated markets, according to research commissioned by the NZFGC.


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.


Supply chain “holding up well” – NZFGC 6th September 2021

Supply chain “holding up well” – NZFGC

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.


NZFGC’s Rich: food firms near “tipping point” as ranks deplete,  Covid contacts hit 20k… 26th August 2021 /

NZFGC’s Rich: food firms near “tipping point” as ranks deplete, Covid contacts hit 20k…

The council’s CEO has warned that food manufacturing could soon be critically impacted by staff shortages.


NZFGC submits on animal product, wine regs redesign 10th August 2021 /

NZFGC submits on animal product, wine regs redesign

New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has submitted comments of the regulatory redesign of Animal Products and Wine Regulations respectively.


NZFGC submits on Aus serving size consultation 9th August 2021

NZFGC submits on Aus serving size consultation

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


Grocery market study report shows “big problems” in sector – NZFGC’s Rich 29th July 2021 /

Grocery market study report shows “big problems” in sector – NZFGC’s Rich

Report reflects imbalance of power in sector which has allowed retailers to push excess costs, risks, and uncertainty onto suppliers, FCG says.


NZFGC ups ante, highlights “extreme demands” on eve of ComCom report 28th July 2021 /

NZFGC ups ante, highlights “extreme demands” on eve of ComCom report

NZFGC boss Katherine Rich repeats calls for a mandatory Grocery Code of Conduct on the eve of the draft ComCom report being released.


NZFGC submits on sweetener 27th July 2021

NZFGC submits on sweetener

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.


FGC to support members on folic acid plan 9th July 2021

FGC to support members on folic acid plan

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.


Plastics ban: A welcome and a worry from FGC 29th June 2021 /

Plastics ban: A welcome and a worry from FGC

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.


NZFGC submits organics feedback 25th June 2021 /

NZFGC submits organics feedback

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.


NZFGC makes submissions on menu labelling, food enzyme 9th June 2021

NZFGC makes submissions on menu labelling, food enzyme

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.


Logistics issues leading to imports shortages – FGC 21st May 2021

Logistics issues leading to imports shortages – FGC

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.


…as the FGC hits back at ‘incomplete, incorrect, and unsubstantiated’ claims 27th April 2021 /

…as the FGC hits back at ‘incomplete, incorrect, and unsubstantiated’ claims

The government’s probe into the $21bn grocery sector heats up as rivals open fire in cross-submissions.


Significant evidence of exploitation of food producers – NZFGC 1st March 2021 /

Significant evidence of exploitation of food producers – NZFGC

In its submission to ComCom, the NZFGC says there is also considerable use of buyer power to exclude competition.


NZFGC opposes mandatory phase out of plastic packaging 14th December 2020

NZFGC opposes mandatory phase out of plastic packaging

The council urges the Govt to ensure other options are also available.


NZFGC says no to compostable plastic packaging 11th December 2020

NZFGC says no to compostable plastic packaging

The association says there is “no real solution” for products to be dealt with in homes.


Rich: Ongoing grocery sector issues to hamper Christmas 10th December 2020 /

Rich: Ongoing grocery sector issues to hamper Christmas

Katherine Rich calls for a national grocery code.