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Lewis Road launches premium and artisan ice creams

Lewis Road Creamery announces their new range of ice creams: Premium Ice Cream We are very excited to introduce our Premium Ice Cream range. Churned to perfection and made with whole cream, milk and eggs they have a stunning flavour, texture and incredible creaminess that we think is the world’s creamiest ice cream! In three stunning flavours – VANILLA, made with Heilala vanilla, DOUBLE HOKEY POKEY, with rich kibbled hokey pokey and a hokey pokey base, and CHOCOLATE, ... more

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Whittaker's announce their first Easter Eggs

Chocolate maker Whittaker's has announced that it will be launching its first hollow chocolate Easter Eggs. A Facebook post stated: "You've asked for it for years. It's finally hatched... And it's going to do some good. In stores soon." The Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi is a unique take on the traditional Easter bunny and egg and is made in 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk or 50% Dark Chocolate. “We are delighted to hatch our very own Easter Kiwi. It has been years in ... more

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Largest annual fall in food prices since 2012

In the year to December 2015 food prices decreased 1.3 percent, influenced by lower prices for grocery foods, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the largest annual fall since July 2012. Grocery food prices decreased 3.0 percent over the year, led by lower prices for some dairy products, and for breads and cereals. Fresh milk prices were down 14 percent compared with the same period last year. Meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 3.8 percent over the year, led by lower ... more

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Iconic Johnson's Grocery calls it quits

Christchurch's famous Johnson's Grocery will be no more by the end of the month. The shelves are low on stock but each item is in pristine condition. Every jar, tin, and box is carefully fronted and faced on the shelves lining the back wall. Owner Colin Johnson is calling it quits after about 60 years in the grocery business – the past five as a shining example of post-earthquake recovery for small businesses. Its original Colombo St location  was damaged in the ... more

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New season Little Diggers bring a taste of Summer

Lucky Sod, a New Zealand owned brand that grows a range of fresh, locally grown vegetables, has announced that its Little Digger salad potatoes are back on the shelves. Little Digger potatoes are harvested each December when they are still young, meaning they are small, tender and perfect for summer meals. “They’re always popular because they can be used in so many different ways over summer,” says Lucky Sod Sales Manager, Kathy Cowell. “They are beautiful in ... more

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Fonterra to sell Australian yoghurt and dairy dessert business

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today announced the intention to sell its Australian yoghurt and dairy dessert business to Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd. Both parties entered into exclusive negotiations which have now culminated in the signing of a sale agreement. The transaction, which is conditional on regulatory and other approvals, is expected to be completed in the first half the of the 2016 calendar year. The divestment of its Australian yoghurt and dairy desserts ... more

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