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Food suppliers celebrate World Sandwich Day

Members of the NZ Food and Grocery Council celebrated World Sandwich Day at their 2017 annual conference in Wellington today by supporting the Eat my Lunch programme. Chief Executive Katherine Rich said World Sandwich Day was a great opportunity for its delegates at the conference to show further support for the child lunch initiative. “It’s a fantastic initiative that gives to a child in need a healthy lunch for every lunch we eat at the conference. “In this ... more

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Nespresso reveals new limited edition range for the festive season

International artists Craig & Karl add pop of colour to new confectionary flavour designs Coffee lovers rejoice – premium portioned coffee brand Nespresso has today revealed three new limited-edition coffee flavours for the upcoming Christmas season: VARIATIONS Confetto Snowball, VARIATIONS Confetto Orangette and VARIATIONS Confetto Licorice. Inspired by traditional candies that evoke nostalgic childhood memories, this year’s Festive Variations Confetto ... more

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FGC will work with Govt on healthier food choices

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s interest in food and beverage manufacturing, and looks forward to sharing the success of our members’ reformulation and innovation work, and working constructively to see what more can be done to help Kiwis make healthier choices, says Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “Our member companies are responsive to New Zealand consumers, and the No 1 consumer trend over the past five years has been for food and ... more

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Bring it on home with Cookie Bake!

Introducing Cookie Bake, the brand new offering from iconic New Zealand business Cookie Time. Cookie Bake are home style cookies made in smaller batch mixes and baked in traditional rack ovens. Made like real cookies should be with real chocolate, real butter and real ingredients. And no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Available in 200g bags, in three chocolate-rich flavours – Chocolate Chunk, Chewy Apricot Chocolate Chunk and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk. ... more

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'Tis the season

It’s the season of summer BBQs, holidays and gift giving and Donovans Seasonal Collection is here; ready to welcome you into the festive season. Every year, Kiwi chocolate company Donovans releases a limited edition Seasonal Collection, just in time for Christmas. There’s always something new to savour, as well as some returning faves. The eagerly awaited line-up has been released and the new treats are revealed as Peanut Caramel Chunks, Chocolate Peppermint Clusters ... more

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Barkerís, T&G Global win at NZ Food Awards

The NZ Food & Grocery Council congratulates members Barker’s of Geraldine and T&G Global for their success at the Massey University NZ Food Awards. Barker’s won a category for the third year in a row, this year for a new product in the Villa Maria Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award category – Squeezed Fruit Botanicals Syrup: Squeezed Lemons with Lime, Cucumber and Mint. They won the dry category award in 2015 with their New Zealand Seedless Berry Bramble Preserve, and ... more

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Dairy leads 3.0 percent annual rise in food prices

Food prices increased 3.0 percent in the year to September 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 2.3 percent increase in the year to August 2017. "Prices for dairy products including butter, fresh milk, cheese, and yoghurt were all higher in the year to September," consumers price index manager Matthew Haigh said. "For every $100 spent on food, Kiwis spent about $10 on these dairy items." Butter prices have continued to increase through the month of September ... more

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Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations

Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says the awards highlight food companies marketing their products as better choices than they really are. Ms Chetwin says Consumer NZ’s research regularly uncovers foods masquerading as nutritionally superior options, from gourmet salt to sugar-laden breakfast cereals. “We’re inviting consumers to join us in naming and shaming food marketers’ claims to ... more

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Wild Fennel Co - journey adds to spice of life

This weekend marks a milestone for Dunedin gourmet food producer Wild Fennel Co as the doors open at its first store. Based in a Port Chalmers building, most well-known for featuring in Light Between Oceans, the store is the culmination of a long journey for Dan Pearson and his wife Jo. Not only are they opening the store on Saturday, but Dan will be running a stall at the Port Chalmers Seafood Festival. They are also in the finals of the gourmet category in the New Zealand Food ... more

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Ceres Organics and Nadia Lim present New Zealandís first Peruvian pop-up restaurant

Celebrity chef and intrepid explorer Nadia Lim has teamed up with Ceres Organics to host New Zealand’s first Peruvian pop-up restaurant, inspired by the provenance of quinoa. To celebrate the launch of Ceres Organics White Quinoa in its new world first, see-through home compostable pack, Pilkingtons in Auckland will be transformed into a Peruvian restaurant for one night only on Friday 6 October. The pop-up will then reopen its doors at Kadett in Christchurch on Wednesday 11 ... more

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