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Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has exciting news to share.
Chris Litchfield, CCA’s Managing Director,
New Zealand & Fiji talks to FMCG Business (pg 14).
Exciting new discoveries
s a passionate foodie and journalist, looking back on more than 15 years’
experience in the industry, I have to admit that it is still very exciting to
discover some of the unique, innovative and top quality products that
are grown, developed and manufactured here in New Zealand. I feel
immensely privileged to be on the judging panel of various industry
awards and last month I joined a select group of chefs, butchers and food
writers again to help assess some of our country’s finest sausages. Turn to page 52-53 to find
out which products took out the top awards this year.
In this issue, we talk to Coca-Cola Amatil’s MD Chris Litchfield, and take a close look
at the Salty Snacks and Dairy Products categories. We highlight award-winning beers and
sparkling wines for the festive season and meet a remarkable cider maker who hails from
Gloucestershire, but is now based in Wellington. He shares his thoughts on cider industry
trends, as well as a treasured photo of his meeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
on pg 64-65.
We also bring you highlights from Asia Fruit Logistica, visit a brand new supermarket in
Hobsonville, and discover new sustainability and energy-saving initiatives on pg 38-45.
As personal accountability and sophistication grows, consumers are considering their role
in addressing environmental issues. In a recent global survey, many consumers stated they are
willing to make personal sacrifices for the greater good and four-in-five said they are willing
to consume or purchase fewer products to preserve natural resources (81%). About 85% of
the consumers in the survey said they seek out responsible products whenever possible, but
80% cited availability of these products as the largest barrier to not purchasing more.
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