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Fed up with plastic? Try corn bags instead

Foodstuffs is stepping up its fight against plastic by testing bespoke certified home compostable bags – made from corn. The Kiwi company, which owns New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, is testing the bags in the produce, bakery and butchery departments. The trial is taking place in selected stores around …

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Foodstuffs NZ wins funding to boost electric vehicles

Foodstuffs has been successful in the latest round of government funding that drives the expansion of electric vehicles (EV) capability. The kiwi company already hosts 48 fast-charge electric EV stations at New World and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets throughout New Zealand. It also has 28 electric delivery vans. But it will now …

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New Zealand retailer to trial AI shopping solution

A Four Square store in Auckland will trial SmartCart, a computer-vision technology retrofitted to shopping baskets and carts that recognises products as soon as they are placed inside – eliminating the need for barcode scanning, checkouts and queuing. Behind the technology is New Zealand-based artificial-intelligence (AI) company IMAGR, which announced …

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NZ grocer’s ‘mega-efficient’ waste-minimisation program

New Zealand grocery chain Foodstuffs diverted 27.1 tonnes of waste from landfill per store in August with its audited waste-minimisation program. More than 120 stores have signed up to the program, which has increased the average waste-diversion rate from 64 per cent to 84 per cent and led to the …

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International news: NZ supermarket trials electric delivery vans

New Zealand retail giant Foodstuffs will trial a fleet of 28 zero-emission electric delivery vans across its New World and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets in 2017. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is providing funding to trial the Nissan e-NV 200 delivery vans from Europe. Once charged, the vans are said …

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NZ grocery chain pledges to combat child obesity

New Zealand grocery retailer Foodstuffs has announced a commitment to help reduce childhood obesity. “As the largest food retailer in New Zealand, we have a role to play in helping support the Government’s childhood obesity plan and create healthier communities that will thrive in the long term,” Foodstuffs Managing Director …

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