Report suggest opportunities lie in slightly older market segment.
The groceries leading the pack, overall prices increased 8.9% in the year to August.
Putting the consumer first might be one way to sharpen our focus as farmers, says David Eade.
This makes the continued wrangling around He Waka Eke Noa and regulated reduction targets something of a sideshow to market reality, writes Richard Rennie.
The country’s largest primary processors are also ramping up their carbon focus, partly in response to overseas supplier demands and to NZ consumer expectations.
Poll says sentiment crosses all regional and party boundaries.
Affordability trumps, but does not replace, sustainability, says food marketing trends expert.
When it came to motivations for reducing meat consumption, “lack of affordability and health concerns are their key drivers”.
Eventual eating experience must inform every step of the way – What’s the Beef roadshow.
The Korean govern set to enforce carbon certification scheme in the primary sector.
Saving money on food remains a top priority for both high and low-income consumers in 2023, with many planning to spend less on premium, healthy, and sustainable products.
New research in the United States shows dairy consumption by Generation Z has plummeted 20%.
Countries ‘will have to choose sides’ in US-China economic battles.
Farm2Fork hears about importance of provenance to new dominant consumer.
SFF Plate to Pasture Award winners report back on their market tour.
Trends of eating fewer carbohydrates and reducing meat consumption appear to be levelling off, survey finds.
Net carbon zero is a target the country risks missing, says top analyst.
New Zealanders are spending more on food – and cutting back on meat – says a new survey.
Two years of covid has altered consumer buying patterns in the United States and red meat appears to be a beneficiary.
The incredible diversity of beef cattle farming around the world gives it relevance, strength and endurance, Global Roundtable (GRSB) executive director Ruaraidh Petre says.
Soaring consumer demand has more Kiwi homes being floored in wool as consumers increasingly ask specifically for wool carpet.
Mother’s milk is the base for a baby’s best start in life, but often does not flow as freely as it needs to for hungry infants. Auckland architect Wendy Poon has come up with a nutritional solution that can help young mums struggling to keep up.
Thousands of metres of New Zealand wool carpet are destined for one of New York’s tallest skyscrapers.
Conscious consumerism is driving change in New Zealand’s food supply chain, forcing food producers to reinvent their ways, Silver Fern Farms (SFF) chief executive Simon Limmer says.
A group of farmers have come up with a natural fibre that they say could help lessen the environmental impact of fast fashion.
Plant & Food Research will do a feasibility study to see if almonds can be grown sustainably in Hawke’s Bay.
A Wellington couple were inspired by a television programme to take up goat milking and sell fresh milk to the public.
Research is under way into the merits of launching the Taste Pure Nature red meat branding programme on the domestic New Zealand market.
Woollen garment company Devold of Norway has committed to its New Zealand growers, offering fixed premium contract pricing in a move proposed to funnel more than $40 million into the NZ wool industry.
Horticulture New Zealand has backed the recommendations in the Commerce Commission’s final report in its study into the retail grocery sector.
An insatiable global appetite for protein has helped push average New Zealand export lamb prices and the Global Dairy Trade index to record levels and pushed milk price forecasts closer to a $10/kg MS.
New Zealand-grown beef, with a net carbon zero footprint, goes on sale in US stores this month, the culmination of a two-year pilot to prove contributing farms sequester more carbon than they emit.
Wool carpet and rug maker Bremworth reported growing demand for its premium products and a net profit after tax of $1 million in the six months to December 31.
Componentisation of milk is key to affordable nutrition for developing countries and a premium for eating whole dairy foods will have to be earned and paid.
New Zealand blackcurrants are proving to hold a secret ingredient that helps maintain healthy brains and deliver significantly increased values to the country’s small group of growers.
The steady decline in antibiotic sales provides a positive outlook for its future effectiveness and shows farmers are recognising the importance of moving away from treating the whole herd with antibiotics.
KIWI consumers are being urged to look out for labels showing pork is 100% New Zealand born and raised, with the introduction of new food labelling regulations.
IT’S not only overseas consumers who are prepared to pay a premium for top quality produce with the right back story – there’s a growing market for it in New Zealand, a Hawke’s Bay farmer says.