Barker’s of Geraldine invests in growth
August 27th, 2013

Barker’s of Geraldine invests in growth

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.

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Avalanche Aussie coup
August 22nd, 2013

Avalanche Aussie coup

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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2013 Food and Grocery Executive Program – Special offer for Foodnews readers
July 24th, 2013

2013 Food and Grocery Executive Program – Special offer for Foodnews readers

The 16th annual Food and Grocery Executive Program, run by the Institute of Food and Grocery Management, will be held September 22-27 at the Mt Eliza Executive Education campus of Melbourne Business School in Victoria, Australia. As a reader of foodnews.co.nz if you register by August 16 we will give you $500 off the course fee.

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Lion snarls at Aussie supermarkets
July 17th, 2013

Lion snarls at Aussie supermarkets

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.

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Coles fined A$61,200 for lying about country of origin
July 2nd, 2013

Coles fined A$61,200 for lying about country of origin

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.

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Fruit from the pouch launched in NZ
June 10th, 2013

Fruit from the pouch launched in NZ

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.

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Ritchies completes takeover in Australia
April 11th, 2013

Ritchies completes takeover in Australia

Ritchies is now NSW’s largest independent supermarket network, following the recent launch of its Harrington Waters SUPA IGA store.

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Coles folds on milk price
March 22nd, 2013

Coles folds on milk price

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.

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Wine producers advised to stop selling wine to supermarkets
March 7th, 2013

Wine producers advised to stop selling wine to supermarkets

Treasury Wine Estates chief executive, David Dearie has told small wine producers to stop selling bulk wine to the large supermarket operators.

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International bakery deal for NZ chef dishes up the dough
February 7th, 2013

International bakery deal for NZ chef dishes up the dough

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.

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Supermarkets booming in South Western Pacific
February 1st, 2013

Supermarkets booming in South Western Pacific

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%.

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Supermarket craft beer raises its head
January 23rd, 2013

Supermarket craft beer raises its head

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.

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