Kiwi company Barker’s of Geraldine has invested significantly in its 44-year-old Geraldine manufacturing site to keep up with demand for its popular jams, chutneys and fruit syrups.
Auckland coffee firm Avalanche has secured a lucrative deal with Coles – Australia’s second biggest supermarket operator – winning approval to stock its products in the retailer’s 757 stores.
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Lion is one of the few food and beverage supply companies operating in Australia with the muscle to make the supermarket giants there take notice, and the company has done that with the company saying it is time for a review of supermarket purchasing activities in Australia.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released details of six infringement notices issued against supermarket operators Coles for breaching Country of Origin regulations. Coles have been fined a total of A$61,200 for the breaches.
The new “FreshFields’ Fast and Fruity” range of pouch packaged fruit has been launched in Australia and New Zealand supermarkets. The launch is being touted by producers, ENZAFoods as a “world first” with sales predicted to exceed NZ$4 million in its first year.
Ritchies is now NSW’s largest independent supermarket network, following the recent launch of its Harrington Waters SUPA IGA store.
After months of driving down the retail price of milk in Australia, supermarket operator, Coles have folded in the face of the imminent collapse of a major Australian dairy company. Faced with the end of milk supplies from Western Australian farmers through processor, Harvey Fresh, Coles have agreed to pay an extra A$0.27c per litre above its standard milk price in the rest of the country.
Treasury Wine Estates chief executive, David Dearie has told small wine producers to stop selling bulk wine to the large supermarket operators.
Chef-turned-businessman Sean Armstrong’s successful business Loaf is expanding internationally in a multi-million dollar deal.
After six months of negotiations, a selection of Armstrong’s range of delicious gourmet slices has hit the Australian market with three containers of goods being shipped across the Tasman.
Coles and Woolworths, Australia’s two largest supermarket chains, recorded supermarket wide sales growth of over three percent. Woolworths reported a 3.7% increase in sales from its stores on both sides of the Tasman, while Coles matched this with 3.8%.
Supermarkets in New Zealand have been a critical player in the development of the craft beer sector, but in Australia that particular worm has turned into a craft beer version of the ultimate industrial commodity – own label supermarket products.