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Back in time: Commonsense Organics

  • News
  • February 7, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Back in time: Commonsense Organics

Long before organic food was hot property in New Zealand’s mainstream supermarkets, Commonsense Organics was offering organically-grown produce to everyday New Zealanders. Twenty-five years on, it’s seen the zeitgeist catch up to its vision.

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Kaikoura earthquake is a bump in the road as Westgold butter rolls out to Kiwi consumers

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  • December 21, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Kaikoura earthquake is a bump in the road as Westgold butter rolls out to Kiwi consumers

Westgold butter is made on the West Coast. The product has been export-only since the brand was launched by parent company Westland Milk Products in 2004, but this year, it’s been rolled out to Kiwi consumers. Just as it was gaining momentum in supermarkets, the Kaikoura earthquake struck on November 4, putting a serious kink in Westgold’s supply lines. We heard more from their head of marketing, Charlotte Sullivan.

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New premium milk Aunt Jean’s Dairy hits supermarket shelves

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  • December 5, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
New premium milk Aunt Jean’s Dairy hits supermarket shelves

Premium milks have seen tremendous growth over the past two years. The category that market research company Nielsen calls 'Indulgent milk', which includes flavoured milk by Puhoi Valley and Lewis Road Creamery, saw a growth rate of over 2000 percent in 2015, and 34 percent on top of that in 2016. Now there's a new player on the market - Aunt Jean's offers unflavoured, unhomogenised, premium milk.

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Products that will fly off the shelves this Christmas

  • News
  • November 25, 2016
  • Jessica-Belle Greer
Products that will fly off the shelves this Christmas

While consumers are writing their Christmas wish list, we asked leading retailers what trends will be at the top of the list this holiday season. Did we mention there's only a month to go?

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FMCG industry association launches a website to promote healthy eating

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  • September 20, 2016
  • Erin McKenzie
FMCG industry association launches a website to promote healthy eating

With so much diet related information available online, The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council hopes to make food literacy simple for New Zealanders as well as tackle obesity with a new consumer-facing website.

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