6th December 2023 Grocery Code / NZFGC
Lessons from across the ditch on how NZ’s new grocery code can help improve the industry – but only if suppliers choose to use it.
The dates for a final 2023 virtual Code of Conduct training session have been confirmed by the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council.
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council will be heading to Wellington for its 2024 conference.
CEO Raewyn Bleakley says the industry group will “actively participate” in the consultation process regarding the proposed merger.
NZ’s first grocery commissioner calls on industry to support new entrants or they could become subject to a wholesale code of conduct.
Food and beverage sector stakeholders from around the country are gathering in Sydney for the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council’s annual conference, which falls days after Supie’s collapse.
With the countdown on to the general election on October 14, New Zealand Food & Grocery Council chief executive Raewyn Bleakley lays out first actions depending on the outcome.
Tomorrow is the final day to register for the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council webinar on the new Grocery Supply Code of Conduct.
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council is offering grocery suppliers a comprehensive training programme on the Grocery Supply Code of Conduct.
NZFGC boss Raewyn Bleakley is open to exploring options when it comes to potential government regulation in the food space but wants more detail.
NZFGC boss Raewyn Bleakley says the long-awaited code will help create “a better and fairer grocery sector”.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council is hosting an interactive workshop on unconscious bias next week.
The Ministry for the Environment and the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council are hosting a webinar on the Waste Action and Investment Plan.
When the long-awaited draft code was released, two things were immediately apparent – and one surprise.
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The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council is pushing for changes to the proposed advertising codes, arguing that as they stand they inhibit innovation and make trans-Tasman operations unwieldy.
The govt’s ‘bread and butter’ budget delivers snacks for some but bare cupboards for others, say industry groups.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council is raising its membership fees for the first time in 20 years.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has partnered with Australian consultancy, NextGen Group, to provide support for its members ahead of the launch of the new Grocery Supply Code.
Board nominations are open for the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council.
Kerbside recycling changes are set to take place before the Plastic Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme work concludes, raising concerns at the NZFCG.
The video of the second session in the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council webinar series to help food business leaders through the immediate and longer-term impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle is now available.
New Zealand could take a leaf out of Australia’s book when it comes to strengthening the country’s overall food innovation system, according to the NZFGC’s draft ITP submission.
The psychological impact of a disaster, how to recognise mental distress and how to cope with it formed the backbone of the first webinar designed to help FMCG leaders impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle.
The webinar series is designed to help FMCG leaders through the “significant” immediate and longer-term impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle.
A list of potential options to help bolster New Zealand’s fragile food-grade CO2 supply has been tabled with government officials by the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council.
The Countdown owner wants obligations on suppliers to participate in the new wholesale regime.
Foodstuffs and Woolworths are being forced to set up independent wholesale divisions but suppliers should not be forced to take part, says the association.
The NZ Food and Grocery Council has warned that some producers will face shut-downs as a result of the worsening CO2 shortage affecting the country.
The impact of ongoing CO2 shortages on the food industry has led the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council to establish a pan-industry group to liaise on the escalating issue.
Food and beverage sector stakeholders from around the country have descended on Queenstown for the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council annual conference.
NZFGC’s new boss on guiding principles, headwinds, and silver bullets ahead of the association’s annual conference in Queenstown this week.
Food & Grocery Council member companies are continuing to bring more food products into the Health Star Rating system, with the tally coming in at 3223 at the end of June.
Food and beverage manufacturers cannot continue to absorb rising costs in the face of “a perfect storm” of increases, according to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
A new partnership between the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation is set to increase the recycling of packaging in Aotearoa.
Almost all F&B manufacturers plan to put up prices to combat rising costs, according to a survey by IRI and the NZFGC.
NZFGC labels the grocery report a victory for suppliers, but says it is now up to the government to respond.
Food sector stakeholders have labelled the government’s rapid antigen test distribution plan “unreliable” as concerns grow over access to RATs.
Covid, ComCom plus business as usual made 2021 a testing year, but NZFGC boss Katherine Rich says prioritising the creation of a Grocery Code would be a strong start in 2022.
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.