Tag Archives: New Zealand

Upcycling food for feed on trend

A growth in the demand for premium livestock feeds sees livestock feed company, Castlegate James Australasia seek to purchase greater volumes of by-products from food manufacturers. Reportedly, demand is growing rapidly, and the company is exploring new sources of by-product supply from food manufacturers, retailers and QSR (quick service restaurant) …

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Zebra scan-as-you-go earns its stripes at PAK’nSAVE

PAK’nSAVE in New Zealand is offering customers scan-as-you-go devices from Zebra Technologies to streamline their shopping experience. Zebra says its handheld PS20 computers give customers complete, real-time information about their spending as they shop. PAK’nSAVE has deployed the personal shopping system at supermarkets in New Zealand’s lower North Island. The …

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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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Health and convenience triumph at New Zealand Food Awards

A vegetable noodle range by The Whole Mix Co has emerged as the Massey University Supreme Award winner at this year’s New Zealand Food Awards. The Whole Mix Co Limited also won the Massey University Health and Wellbeing Award and the James & Wells Business Innovation Award for its noodle …

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No more plastic bags for NZ’s Foodstuffs

New Zealand grocery distributor Foodstuffs has announced that all its retail and wholesale brands will stop offering plastic checkout bags. The bag ban will start on January 1, 2019. Among its brands are New World, PAK’nSAVE, Four Square, Raeward Fresh, Gilmours, Trents, Henry’s and On The Spot convenience stores. Liquorland …

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Foodstuffs North Island teams up with JDA

New Zealand’s largest retail grocery organisation is joining forces with JDA Software Inc to improve its operations. Foodstuffs North Island is partnering with JDA Software Inc to use JDA Transport Management across its business to “transport products efficiently and economically”. The grocery organisation says having a common system and standard …

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Fully automated mixed-pallet technology for Coca-Cola Amatil

In the expansion of and automation of its Auckland distribution centre, Coca-Cola Amatil has selected Swisslog’s fully automated robot-based picking system, ACPaQ. Promoted as combining robotic solutions for palletising and depalletising with Swisslog’s CycloneCarrier shuttle technology, the ACPaQ is claimed to create a “fully automated process that facilitates high throughput …

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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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