New Zealand

May 2, 2018
The coffee industry continues to flourish within Australia as consumers look to emulate a cafe experience in their own home. As a result of this, high-quality, fresh ground coffee pods remain in high demand and are experiencing strong growth with more than a third of local consumers owning a coffee pods machine. Despite the growth […]
November 24, 2017
While volume sales of alcoholic drinks reached an 18-year low in 2016, the unprecedented popularity of cider/perry continued to build, with 16% growth in total volume sales recorded in the category over the course of the year. The popularity of the category has exploded over the last ten years as it has attracted a wider […]
October 11, 2017
Consumers are more interested in product content than they ever were before, and whether ingredients are artificial or not, along with the benefits these natural ingredients provide. In fact, 2016 saw a strong trend towards drinks that are a mixed blend of natural ingredients, and therefore these so-called ‘new age’ beverages do not fall into […]
September 12, 2017
New Zealand is widely regarded as a holiday destination of a lifetime, with pristine natural landscapes, an easy-going lifestyle, indigenous cultural heritage and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports creating a unique destination offering. However, distance presents a significant obstacle in attracting inbound tourism, rendering it all the more necessary for New Zealand or Aotearoa, the Land of […]
July 14, 2017
One of the most significant new products launched in New Zealand’s packaged food industry recently was Whittakers Chocolate Milk by local artisanal player Lewis Road Creamery Ltd. The new product achieved unprecedented popularity and attracted widespread media attention. The immense popularity of the product was such that it quickly sold out, and a “grey market” […]
July 7, 2017
The development of cafés and coffee houses selling their own fresh coffee brands has been over-whelming, ranging from the Starbucks brand through to long standing New Zealand café Robert Harris. However, there is a trend towards more specific hot drink boutiques specialising in the selling of beverage products. In late 2011, the first Nespresso boutique […]
June 16, 2017
  Generally, the New Zealand soft drinks environment has traditionally been dominated by carbonates, energy drinks, juice and bottled water. However, the development of new products has opened the door for many other types of drinks, in particular, healthy, functional and premium drinks, with some being a “hybrid” or “combination” product of the traditional distinct […]
June 9, 2017
International retailers continued to set-up stores in New Zealand, as they looked to expand beyond their local markets. The strong economy and the growing population, fuelled by positive net migration, especially in cities such as Auckland and Wellington CBD attracted international companies to expand into the region. In 2016, department store chain David Jones launched […]

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