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Survey: NZ's favourite ice cream brands revealed

New Zealand’s favourite ice cream makers have been named in a new survey by consumer research and ratings company Canstar Blue, with some challenger brands performing strongly. Oob Organic, Rush Munro’s and Tip Top all received five-star reviews from Kiwis for overall satisfaction, while Oob Organic and Rush Munro’s also scored top marks for taste, as did Pams. The ratings are based on a survey of almost 1,800 consumers who have purchased and eaten ice cream from ... more

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FGC welcomes investor guide to food and beverage industry

The NZ Food & Grocery Council welcomes the release of the 2015 edition of the ‘Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry’ by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment. FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich says it’s a fantastic resource and a must-read for anyone wanting to get a detailed understanding of New Zealand’s major food producers. “The report confirms that companies’ investment in product ... more

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Businesses sweet and sour on food safety rules

– Compliance with regulations rated top challenge and key opportunity, ANZ survey finds – Food safety regulations are the biggest challenge but also a major source of competitive advantage for New Zealand’s food and beverage firms, according to research from ANZ. The annual ANZ Privately Owned Business Barometer survey included 178 food and drinks firms and found an industry that was upbeat about the future, hungry for growth, showing the way in mobile technology ... more

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MBA graduate joins Garden to Table charity

She’s got an MBA, has studied at Harvard and loves nothing better than getting her hands dirty in the garden. And those are just a few of the many relevant qualifications Linda Taylor is bringing her new role as executive officer at the Garden to Table Trust. The trust aims to build skills for life through highly practical hands-on food education programme in primary schools. It not only teaches growing and cooking skills but also builds awareness of individual and collective ... more

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Marlborough businesses join Food HQ

The Marlborough Food and Beverage Innovation Cluster has secured membership to a national network that aims to increase the value of food products. The cluster was established in 2013 by the Marlborough Research Centre, in association with Massey University and the Riddet Institute, to encourage collaboration between businesses and foster product development. By joining Food HQ, members of the cluster, which include New Zealand King Salmon and Renaissance Brewing, will have access to ... more

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Research collaboration on berries, the 'go to' health food

Scientists in North Carolina and New Zealand are collaborating and engaging with growers to build the scientific evidence to convince consumers that berries are nature’s “go to” health food. When consumers crave tasty, healthy and convenient foods, scientists at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research want them to think of berries. Small, portable, delicious and extremely nutritious, they know that berries are ... more

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Tea towels do more than just dry dishes

These tea towels do more than simply dry dishes – they help thousands of Kiwi kids learn more about food. How you ask? By empowering the next generation of New Zealanders with food knowledge and skills they can use forever. The Garden To Table Trust is a nation-wide charity programme that sees kids enthusiastically getting their hands dirty learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Now the trust is asking for a little help to support ... more

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Inaugural symposium showcases kiwifruit innovation

More than $35 million is invested in kiwifruit innovation each year and Zespri’s inaugural Kiwifruit Innovation Symposium in Mount Maunganui today will showcase leading science underway across the industry to a sold-out crowd. Zespri General Manager Marketing & Innovation Carol Ward explains Zespri set up this event to profile the work underway across the industry, share findings and get industry input into directions and priorities for future research. “This ... more

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