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Grocery exporters get access to Aust code of conduct training

New Zealand companies exporting to Australia can now access an online course on the Australian Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, under a special arrangement between the NZ Food and Grocery Council and retail marketing and strategy company NextGen. The Code introduces a new regime for fair dealing in the industry, and has the potential to improve trading relationships between retailers and suppliers, including New Zealand suppliers. The course supports suppliers’ understanding of ... more

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Whittaker’s named Most Loved Brand for sixth consecutive year

Whittaker’s is proud to have been named New Zealand’s ‘Most Loved Brand’ for the sixth consecutive year, sharing the number one spot with the All Blacks for the first time, in the annual Colmar Brunton ‘Brands I Love’ survey. “As a proud New Zealand company, we’re big supporters of the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby, and share their passion for the game,” says Holly Whittaker, Marketing Manager. As an official supporter of the ... more

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Dairy product prices inch higher as milk fats gain while milk powders fall

Dairy product prices edged higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the second time in six auctions, as gains in milk fats offset a decline in milk powders. The GDT price index rose 0.3 per cent from the previous auction three weeks ago to US$3,323. Some 33,501 tonnes of product was sold, up from 32,260 tonnes at the previous auction. Whole milk powder declined 1.6 per cent to US$3,100 a tonne. Lactose rose 5.1 per cent to US$791 a tonne, while butter climbed 3.8 per ... more

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Wine exports reach record high

The export value of New Zealand wine has reached a record high according to the 2017 Annual Report of New Zealand Winegrowers. Now valued at $1.66 billion, up 6% in June year end 2017, wine now stands as New Zealand’s fifth largest goods export. Over the past two decades the wine industry has achieved average annual export growth of 17% a year states the Report. “With diversified markets and a strong upward trajectory, the industry is in good shape to achieve $2 ... more

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The largest ever Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final, taking place this week

2017 sees the largest National Final ever held for the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year competition. Taking place next Tuesday 29th August at Villa Maria in Marlborough, there will be a total of six national finalists representing six of our wine regions: Tim Adams - Auckland/Northern; Ben Richards - Hawke’s Bay; Ben McNab Jones – Wairarapa; Laurie Stradling - Nelson; Anthony Walsh - Marlborough and Annabel Bulk - Central Otago. Bulk is the first woman in the ... more

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Sweet news for Original Foods Baking Co, finalist in 2017 Champion Canterbury Business Awards

Original Foods Baking Co. received some sweet news on Friday with the family-owned wholesale bakery named as a finalist in the 2017 Champion Canterbury Business Awards. The proud Christchurch company is a New Zealand institution with its delicious cakes, slices, bites and donuts sold throughout the country and the South Pacific. The tasty treats can also be enjoyed on the inflight menus of Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar. OFBC has been named in the ... more

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Outstanding innovation in Japan marketing recognised

How can you sell more kiwifruit in Zespri’s longstanding number one market against all trends, in a country where people are bombarded by 18,000 TV commercials a year and where sales of fruit have been dropping over the past decade? Kanako Inomata, head of marketing for Zespri in Japan, was presented with the New Zealand Kiwifruit Industry Innovation Trophy yesterday for her novel solution to this challenge. The trophy, set up in 2015 by former Chairman of Kiwifruit New Zealand ... more

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Venison approaches record prices as US appetite grows

New Zealand venison prices are reaching record highs on the back of continuing strong demand in the North American market. Venison schedule prices have lifted 17 per cent from a year ago to reach more than $9 per kilogram, Deer Industry New Zealand P2P programme manager Innes Moffat said. "The schedule for this time of year is at the highest that it's ever been. Deer farmers are benefiting from their investment and from sticking with the deer industry through some leaner times. ... more

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Talley’s skipjack tuna gets tick of sustainability

New Zealand¹s main skipjack tuna purse seine fishery has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. The certification covers the Talley’s Group Limited (Talley’s) fleet of two large purse seiners, is valid for five years, and allows skipjack to be sold under MSC's ‘blue tick' of sustainability. Talley’s operations manager Andy Smith said skipjack purse seining in New Zealand waters is an environmentally ... more

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Wine industry opens doors to 24 percent of New Zealand’s international tourists

Touring New Zealand’s stunning wineries and vineyards has become a huge drawcard for visitors - with 24% of international holidaymakers making it part of their itinerary. Now New Zealand Winegrowers has made it even easier for tourists to explore wineries by adding a wine tourism section to their website: nzwine.com/visit, showcasing over 450 wine experiences. The new ‘Visit’ section of nzwine.com allows tourists to search wine regions using a google map ... more

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