NZ wool to warm Danish feet in $1.5M slipper deal

Article – BusinessDesk

March 18 (BusinessDesk) – Glerups, the Danish woollen slipper maker, has contracted New Zealand wool growers to provide the majority of its fibre for the next two years, in a deal worth about $1.5 million. Read more »

Dutch Dominate at NZ Cheese Awards

Press Release – NZ Champions Of Cheese

Its another stellar year for the Dutchies securing all three supreme titles at the 2015 New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards. Read more »

5 stars, but still room for improvement in vehicle safety

Press Release – Automobile Association

Ford fans waiting for the release of the newest Mondeo will be happy to note it, along with the Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX, have all been awarded a 5 star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). Set to launch in … Read more »

Time for Government to show leadership

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

It is time for the Government to show leadership and take action on the sound findings in the red meat industry report released today, Labours Primary Industries spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Demand drives Goodtime expansion in the South

Press Release – The Goodtime Food Company

Goodtime Foods Ltd has purchased a manufacturing plant in Christchurch, expanding its operation to meet increased demand for its pies and enable expansion in the South Island. Read more »

Fonterra says $755M price for Beingmate stake is good value

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group said the $755 million price tag for 18.8 percent of Shenzen-listed Beingmate Baby & Child Food represents good value and will deliver long-term value to the worlds largest dairy exporter. Read more »

Pineapple Heads seeks intergalactic domination

Press Release – PledgeMe

All natural fun hair and bath care for children company Pineapple Heads today launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe . Read more »

Fonterra buys 18.8% of Beingmate for about $755 million

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, has acquired 18.8 percent of Shenzen-listed Beingmate Baby & Child Food, falling short of the stake of up to 20 percent it was seeking in a partial … Read more »

SummerGlow Apiaries applaud new scientific research

Press Release – Summerglow Apiaries

Along with other high quality Manuka Honey producers, Waikato-based SummerGlow Apiaries, enlists an Australian scientist to help protect their export business from counterfeiters. Read more »

Apple lifts FY profit by 44% on currency gain; sales steady

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Apple Sales New Zealand, the local unit of the iPad and iPod maker, increased annual profit by 44 percent, on largely unchanged sales, as it benefited from a gain on its currency positions. Read more »

How to boost red meat earnings

Press Release – Meat Industry Excellence

A new study of New Zealands red meat sector shows that savings of hundreds of millions, potentially billions of dollars can be made through industry rationalisation and consolidation. Read more »

Lion NZ full-year profit falls 6.3%

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Lion – Beer, Spirits & Wine (NZ) Ltd , which has 46 percent of the New Zealand market and is owned by Japan’s Kirin Holdings, is making less money in the domestic market as alcohol drinkers opt for quality over quantity. Read more »

Q+A: “A void of communication

Press Release – TVNZ

A void of communication between, Ill say, MPI and the exporters , so theyve continued to export; their end product has not been tested, says Infant Formula Exporters Association Chairman Michael Barnett on TV Ones Q+A programme over … Read more »

Windflow narrows 1H loss, says new financnig needed

Article – BusinessDesk

March 13 (BusinessDesk) – Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, narrowed its first-half loss but says it will need to borrow from its shareholders and find new financing to remain a going concern. Read more »

Back in the game

Press Release – Business NZ

The manufacturing sector experienced improved levels of expansion during February, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) . Read more »

NZ manufacturing rebounds from 2-year low in February

Article – BusinessDesk

March 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing rebounded from a two-year low in February, led by improvement in new orders and deliveries and a recovery in the petroleum, coal and chemical sector. Read more »

NZ must create a referral economy for small business

Press Release – BNI New Zealand

New Zealand must create a referral economy to make small businesses more profitable message for NZ National Business Networking Week March 23 -27 Read more »

Taiwanese media criticise delay in revealing 1080 threat

Article – BusinessDesk

March 11 (BusinessDesk) – Chinese consumer reaction to the threat to contaminate New Zealand infant formula with 1080 poison has been muted so far, but the Taiwanese have been more strident, said Massey University marketing specialist Associate Professor … Read more »

Great tasting home grown marmalade

Press Release – Media PA

Formed in 2015, Heathers Big Fat Hen Marmalade Making Company is New Zealand newest high quality marmalade company. Read more »

NZ infant formula among safest in world

Press Release – Infant Nutrition Council

Mothers in New Zealand and around the world can be assured that infant formula sourced in New Zealand is among the safest available anywhere, says the Infant Nutrition Council. Read more »

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