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Spend more time on better, not cheaper, says Sealord

New Zealand FMCG companies need to spend more time doing better, not cheaper, and focusing around innovation and premiumisation, says Sealord Group General Manager NZ Stuart Yorston. In a NZ Food and Grocery Council video interview on sustainability through innovation he says many businesses spend a lot of time and resource to get new products to the shelf “but you can see that the majority of these aren’t successful and they fail to make an impression with consumers. ... more

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Zespri announces senior appointments in marketing and global supply

Zespri is pleased to announce the appointments of Jiunn Shih as General Manager Marketing based in Singapore and Sheila McCann-Morrison as General Manager Global Supply. Chief Executive Lain Jager explains that the broad global experience of both Mr Shih and Ms McCann-Morrison will be invaluable as Zespri continues to grow both its sales and global production. The position of General Manager Marketing reports to the President – Global Sales and Marketing, Daniel Mathieson and ... more

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Zespri Board announces succession planning for new CEO

The Board of Directors of Zespri will start a search process next year to select a new Chief Executive Officer. The succession is being planned with a view to having the new CEO in place by the beginning of 2018. The current CEO Lain Jager, who was appointed Zespri CEO in December 2008, will remain in the role until the new CEO starts. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride says the Board is balancing continuity and renewal in the leadership of the organisation. “The Zespri Board ... more

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Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker 2016 announced

Congratulations to Jordan Hogg from Seresin – the Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker 2016. The National Final was held on Tuesday 23 August at MRC and the winner was announced at the Bragato Wine Awards dinner on Thursday 25 August. Congratulations also goes to Alex Roper from Mission Estate, Hawke’s Bay who was the runner up. Tom Hindmarsh and Matt Fox were the other finalists, also performing strongly throughout the competition. As part of the National ... more

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FMCG industry honours Wayne Sands

Photo: Wayne Sands receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from FGC Chair Veronique Cremades. The food and grocery industry honoured a 40-year stalwart at the weekend. Wayne Sands was presented with a Lifetime Achiever Award at the 2016 Grocery Charity Ball in Auckland. He started working in Woolworth’s Variety Stores before eventually founding and running sales business Twin Agencies that now has a team of 200 representing market leaders that have a combined annual sales ... more

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Cracker potential for NZ cheese exports

New Zealand needs to realise the export potential of its cheese market, UK industry veteran Juliet Harbutt says. Mrs Harbutt, a New Zealander who established the British Cheese Awards, said New Zealand should pay as much attention to the value and money that could be made with cheese as it did with its wine industry. "The extraordinary thing in New Zealand is that we've got all this wonderful land and fantastic grazing and all these cows, yet we still seem to be producing the ... more

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Staying in NZ good for economy, says Brew Group

Companies that stay to produce in New Zealand rather than move to low-cost economies are doing very good for the economy, says Brew Group CEO NZ Mark Hamilton. He is speaking in an FGC Leaders Series video interview on sustainability, released today. “I think we’ve seen a lot of businesses move offshore to low-cost economies and things like that, and actually we believe really strongly that producing in New Zealand is very good for New Zealand – providing jobs, ... more

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New appointment to FSANZ Board

Jane Lancaster has been appointed to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Board, Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew announced today. Ms Lancaster’s term began on 1 July 2016. “Ms Lancaster will make a valuable contribution to the FSANZ Board with her background in food science, biotechnology, and strong governance experience. In particular, she has professional experience in food safety, food regulation, and the food industry,” says Mrs Goodhew. “Ms ... more

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Winner of 2016 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year announced

Congratulations to Cameron Price from Villa Maria, Hawke’s Bay who is the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2016. After a tough final Price was thrilled to receive this prestigious reward on Thursday night at the Bragato Wine Awards. “All that hard work paid off” he said. Cameron is the Vineyard Supervisor working on Villa Maria’s Ngakirikiri, Vidal and Twyford Gravels vineyards. He has been there since May this year and is enjoying the challenges of his ... more

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Moderate alcohol stance what consumers want, says DB boss

Advocating moderate alcohol consumption is an extremely important part of DB Breweries’ response to what its consumer are saying they want, says Managing Director Andy Routley. In a video interview with FGC for its Leaders Series, he says the main consumer trends influencing their business are an increasing consumer awareness of wellness, and drinking moderately. “Increasingly what consumers are telling us through their behaviours and our conversations is that they just ... more

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