Fonterra Showcases Clean Water Commitments at Global Summit

Press Release – Fonterra

All Fonterra manufacturing sites are aiming for globally-leading industry standards for wastewater treatment within 10 years according to COO Global Consumer & Foodservice Jacqueline Chow. Read more »

Mercer Group shares at record low; outlook uncertain

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Mercer Group shares are languishing unloved at a record low on the stock exchange as the unprofitable stainless steel fabricator restructures its operations, undertakes a refinancing to keep it afloat, and faces questions about … Read more »

Lewis Road and Whittaker’s launch chocolate butter

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Dairy brand company Lewis Road Creamery is launching a chocolate butter in the first collaboration with Whittakers since its up-market chocolate milk sent Kiwis into a sugar-laden frenzy in 2014. Read more »

Soft plastics recycling scheme for Wellington

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government today launched in Wellington a scheme to recycle soft plastics such as shopping bags as part of a national partnership with the retail sector and packaging industry. Read more »

Ebos sees full-year profit growth of 7-10%

Article – BusinessDesk

Ebos first-quarter trading ‘positive’, sees full-year profit growth of 7-10% on constant currency basis Read more »

Sustainability teams lead to big savings

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Establishing sustainability teams at all Inghams Enterprises sites across New Zealand has resulted in big savings in waste, water, and energy, says Managing Director Adrian Revell. Read more »

Major agreement reached to phase down greenhouse gases

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An amendment to the Montreal Protocol which phases down the use of harmful greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning is being welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. Read more »

Steel & Tube buys Composite Floor Decks for $13.3 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Steel & Tube Holdings will buy Composite Floor Decks, which supplies and installs composite floor decking, for $13.3 million, with a further $3 million possible based on its performance over the next two years. Read more »

Kellogg NZ announces support for Auckland City Mission

Press Release – Kellogg New Zealand

Kellogg New Zealand announces support for Auckland City Mission to bring breakfast to those in need Read more »

Social media analytics provide skewed view of customer needs

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Social media provides a skewed view of public opinion and doesn’t allow you to understand the people you want as your customers, according to Jason Mayden, the former lead designer for Nike’s Jordan brand. Read more »

Reduced energy and CO2 emissions for refinery

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Refining NZ has signed a commitment to make the Marsden Point refinery more energy efficient, and further reduce its carbon emissions. Read more »

MWU mourns the loss of Helen Kelly

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

The passing of Helen Kelly is deeply mourned by Meat Workers Union members across New Zealand. Helen worked tirelessly for our members, says MWU National Secretary Graham Cooke. She lent so much hope and inspiration to us and to the union movement, … Read more »

More councils collecting glass separate from other materials

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

Glass industry reports positive shift with more councils collecting glass separate from other packaging materials Read more »

Scott Technology lifts 2016 pre-tax profit 36%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Scott Technology has reported a record $11 million in full-year pre-tax profits as the industrial robotics firm benefits from rising interest globally in automation as companies seek to reduce costs and boost productivity. Read more »

NZ manufacturing bounces back in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity bounced back in September, lifting expansion levels after two consecutive months of softening expansion. Read more »

World’s biggest cruise line introduces new take on ancient

Press Release – Packaworld

Cruise ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line have added bocce to their list of on-board activities, thanks to an inflatable court developed by New Zealand company Packaworld. Read more »

Judgment – Feltex Investors: Houghton v Saunders and ors

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

1. The Court of Appeal today upheld a High Court decision that found investors in Feltex Carpets Ltd were not entitled to compensation under the Securities Act 1978[1] for allegedly untrue statements in the companys share prospectus. Read more »

Stewart family emerges with substantial stake in SeaDragon

Article – BusinessDesk

Christchurch’s rich-lister Stewart family has built up a substantial stake in SeaDragon, exercising more than half the rights issued to prop up the fish oil manufacturer. Read more »

Back to Growth in August

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during September 2016, shows total sales in August 2016 increased 8.65% (year on year export sales increased by 11.32% with domestic … Read more »

PM opens new $10m production facility

Press Release – Original Foods Baking Co.

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND : The sweet scent of Kiwi ingenuity, resilience and success wafted over the skies of Christchurch today to celebrate the 25th birthday and official opening of the new $10m manufacturing facility of one of the nations largest privately-owned … Read more »

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