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Macca’s local and export shopping bill tops $360 million

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Maccas local and export shopping bill tops $360 million in 2017 From Ingham chicken and McCains fries, to locally grown lettuce and tomatoes, McDonalds shopping list looks a lot like the average Kiwis, with one exception: the final bill which …Macca’s local and export shopping bill tops $360 million in 2017

From Ingham chicken and McCain’s fries, to locally grown lettuce and tomatoes, McDonald’s shopping list looks a lot like the average Kiwis, with one exception: the final bill which saw $155 million spent on local produce in 2017.

McDonald’s isn’t just purchasing for New Zealand either. Overseas McDonald’s markets including Australia, the United States and Asia, purchased a further $207 million of Kiwi produce, taking the total amount earned by Kiwi suppliers to $362 million.

Breaking down those New Zealand numbers and putting them into perspective:

• McDonald’s sourced over 91 million buns, rolls, bagels and muffins – that’s over four times the number of sheep in New Zealand
• Over 815,000 kgs of lettuce was used – that’s comparable to the weight of 402,500 pairs of gumboots
• 12.8 million free range eggs were used – 3.7 times more eggs than there are visitors to New Zealand in the same period
• In addition to the 5.5 million kgs of beef used locally, another 33 million kilo’s heads overseas – that’s almost ten percent of New Zealand’s beef exports
• 1.7 million kgs of cheese & other dairy, the equivalent of two Airbus A380’s, went into McDonald’s burgers, McMuffins, wraps and bagels
“New Zealand has some of the best produce in the world so it’s a no brainer that we look in our own backyard first when selecting quality ingredients for our menu,” said Dave Howse, McDonald’s New Zealand managing director.

“We’re proud of the long term relationships we have built with suppliers across the country and the fact we are able to share their produce with McDonald’s restaurants worldwide is an added benefit.”

The 2017 McDonald’s NZ supply chain shopping list includes:

5.5 million kg of beef (including 747,000kg Angus beef) – sourced from farms across the country and made into patties by ANZCO Foods in Waitara, Taranaki

3.5 million kg of chicken products – from Ingham’s in Auckland

3 million litres of milk – delivered fresh from Fonterra

12.8 million free range eggs – from Otaika Valley near Whangarei and Rotorua, and Zeagold Foods in North Otago

340,000 kgs of fish products – sustainably fished hoki is hand filleted and made into Filet-o-Fish patties

91 million buns, muffins, rolls and bagels – baked daily by ARYZTA in Auckland

815,000 kg of lettuce – grown by farmers in Pukekohe and Ashwurst, Manawatu

240,000 kg of tomatoes – plucked from the vine in South Auckland

11.3 million kg of potato products – from McCain Foods in Timaru

1.7 million kg of cheese and other dairy – from Fonterra, Dairyworks and Tatua
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