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Friday 20 May 2022

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Wednesday Letter: Food Ticker is transforming – here’s our road map 4th May 2022

Wednesday Letter: Food Ticker is transforming – here’s our road map

We soft launched Food Ticker a year ago to gauge interest in specialist NZ food and beverage industry news and insight. We’re pleased to say we’ve been warmly received.


Wednesday Letter: FFA’s Alex Worker on reframing NZ’s food future 27th April 2022 /

Wednesday Letter: FFA’s Alex Worker on reframing NZ’s food future

The next chapter of New Zealand’s food-tech enabled future can be built on the shoulders of dairy and the primary industries embracing the ‘and’ ideas over the ‘or’ ideas, argues entrepreneur and Future Food Aotearoa chair Alex Worker.


Perspectives: Why getting less with ‘shrinkflation’ is preferable to paying more 26th April 2022 /

Perspectives: Why getting less with ‘shrinkflation’ is preferable to paying more

Research shows the innate cognitive bias shoppers have towards focusing on price, no matter what.


Perspectives: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn’t the answer 20th April 2022 /

Perspectives: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn’t the answer

People must consider the impact cheap food has on the environment and whether there are better ways to help struggling families.


Wednesday Letter: Prem Maan on why food producers must stay focused on climate change 13th April 2022 /

Wednesday Letter: Prem Maan on why food producers must stay focused on climate change

In the face of other challenges, some have put their environmental policies on the backburner but that is dangerous short-term thinking, writes Southern Pastures’ Prem Maan. 


Perspectives: Workers like delivery drivers face more risk, fewer protections during Covid 7th April 2022 /

Perspectives: Workers like delivery drivers face more risk, fewer protections during Covid

Largely overlooked in the recent easing of Covid restrictions has been the unequal impact on marginalised groups such as gig workers, who remain voiceless and vulnerable.


Wednesday Letter: Border reopenings boost for F&B exports 16th March 2022 /

Wednesday Letter: Border reopenings boost for F&B exports

New Zealand’s re-opening of its borders to Australian visitors in mid-April and visa waiver countries in early May will do more than just help tourism, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Perspectives: There’s no magic way to make NZ supermarkets more competitive 14th March 2022 /

Perspectives: There’s no magic way to make NZ supermarkets more competitive

As ComCom has found, restructuring the country’s duopoly-dominated grocery market is much harder than it looks.


Wednesday letter: ComCom’s competition damp squib 9th March 2022 /

Wednesday letter: ComCom’s competition damp squib

Despite the sound and fury, the commission’s final report arrives with a whimper when it comes to competition, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.


Perspectives: NZ is already adapting to changing climate conditions – just not enough 4th March 2022 /

Perspectives: NZ is already adapting to changing climate conditions – just not enough

The IPCC report highlights that more transformative change is needed from NZ’s food and fibre sector as global temperatures continue to rise.


Perspectives: Swap salmon for sardines to keep four million tonnes of fish in the sea 2nd March 2022 /

Perspectives: Swap salmon for sardines to keep four million tonnes of fish in the sea

Dr David Willer writes sardines should replace salmon to keep fish stocks healthy.


Perspectives: Ultra-processed foods are not well sign-posted but that can change 16th February 2022 /

Perspectives: Ultra-processed foods are not well sign-posted but that can change

Straightforward guidance about ultra-processed foods is rare but action can be taken to ensure equitable access to healthy and sustainable foods.


Perspectives: AGMARDT’s Lee-Ann Marsh on taking action for the collective good 9th February 2022 /

Perspectives: AGMARDT’s Lee-Ann Marsh on taking action for the collective good

AGMARDT GM Lee-Ann Marsh on why we need a new mindset that transcends siloed thinking.


Perspectives: Here’s what to do about food waste 23rd August 2021 /

Perspectives: Here’s what to do about food waste

There are numerous techniques, technologies and policies that together could help reduce global food waste at every point in the production and consumption process.


Perspectives: Why we need to reshape the online food environment 16th August 2021

Perspectives: Why we need to reshape the online food environment

With a Covid-19 induced surge in online food delivery potentially harming national health, a group of trans-Tasman academics suggests the time is right to shape the online food environment to promote easy access to healthy and nutritious convenience food.