Designer ‘Hambag’ created by New Zealand artist Otis Frizzell at PAK’nSAVE

Designer ‘Hambag’ created by New Zealand artist Otis Frizzell at PAK’nSAVE


Research revealing majority of kiwis take a week or more to finish their Christmas ham.

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Models – PAK’nSAVE style – worked the concrete catwalk at PAK’nSAVE Wairau Road today (08 December 2016), clutching the latest seasonal fashion essential — a designer ‘Hambag’ created by New Zealand artist Otis Frizzell.

The Hambag features a bold Otis Frizzell print on the front, and looks as good worn over the shoulder as it does on the middle shelf of your fridge.

The limited edition Ham bags bear Otis Frizzell’s unique signature and are available at PAK’nSAVE stores nationwide to customers who purchase their Christmas ham in store*.

The designer Hambags were commissioned by PAK’nSAVE off the back of some eye-opening research investigating the fridge-life of that Kiwi favourite: the Christmas ham.

According to the independent research, more than 80 per cent of New Zealanders eat ham on Christmas Day, and the vast majority of those do not finish their ham on the day.

“Talking to more than 600 Kiwis we uncovered that 93 per cent of New Zealanders’ Christmas hams don’t get finished on the day, with more than half of those taking around a week or even longer to get through their ham,” explains Emily Blumenthal, Head of Customer Marketing & Insights, Foodstuffs New Zealand.

“Knowing that most Kiwis take days to eat their Christmas hams, it’s a good idea to try to lock in the flavour and keep it as tasty as possible — there’s nothing worse than a dry ham! There are loads of delicious ways you can use leftovers but you need to keep your ham as moist as possible. Ham bags are the way to go,” Blumenthal advises.

While Hambags aren’t a new invention, you’d be hard-pressed to find one as stylish as these. Otis Frizzell says he was honoured to lend his artistic talents to PAK’nSAVE’s first foray into Hambags.

“I think this might prove to be a formative moment for me, you know, like Marc Jacobs thinking back to when he designed his first handbag — I’ll look back and reminisce about my first Hambag,” he says.

Although Hambags go a long way towards locking in the moisture and flavour of your Christmas ham, there are a few other things you can do to make the most out of your leftovers.

PAK’nSAVE’s top tips for using your ham leftovers:

• Be the host with the most on Boxing Day and whip up a few ham and cheese toasties
• Mac ‘n Cheese with ham tossed through it is pure comfort food on the blustery day we sometimes get when we least want it over Christmas
• Ham and pineapple pizza is always a fave with the kids
• Bring back the quiche we say, a delicious way to use up leftover ham with wholesome eggs and a couple of sheets of Pam’s frozen puff pastry
• Go fancy and whip up a ‘frittata’ with ham and other leftover veg like spuds and asparagus – that’s Boxing Day brekkie sorted.

How to use a Hambag

Soak a Hambag — or even tea towel or clean pillowcase if you aren’t lucky enough to own a hambag — for five minutes in four cups of water and two tablespoons of vinegar. Wring out the excess water and place your ham in the Ham Bag (or alternative) and then keep it cool in your fridge. #KeepItMoist


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Source: Foodstuff NZ


New World Clubcard: New Zealand’s most active and engaging loyalty programme on the market

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since unveiling New World Clubcard in the North Island on Monday the 3rd of October, over 250,000 customers have activated their cards. Membership numbers are exploding and Clubcard qualifies to be New Zealand’s most active and engaging loyalty programme on the market.

The anticipated popularity of Clubcard in the North Island is attributed greatly to the fact that since launching in the South two years ago, almost every household has a New World Clubcard member – that’s over 450,000 active customers benefiting from the loyalty programme in the South Island. With 86% of sales in New World stores in the South associated with a currency earning card, it is clear that shoppers see it as a winning proposition.

Close to one million New World Clubcards have been sent to existing Fly Buys and Airpoints card holders in the North Island, so membership numbers are expected to leap ahead of the South Island in the coming weeks.

The phenomenal customer uptake is due in large part to the fact it brings generous savings and rewards that are tailored to the individual shopper. New World has listened to what its customers want and developed the Clubcard loyalty scheme to reward shoppers in ways that are meaningful to them. Some people want to be rewarded on the spot. Some would like to save up to get rewards. But most want the best of both worlds which is what the New World Clubcard offers.

For those wanting to be rewarded today, Clubcard combines the benefits of everyday and promotional fuel discounts with great in-store Club Deals on a broad range of products. For those wanting to save up for rewards the New World Clubcard offers the consumers the choice of the two leading currency programmes in New Zealand – Fly Buys and Air New Zealand Airpoints. Because both programmes have a broad array of partners including retail and financial services, Clubcard members can combine their earning from New World with other purchases to get rewarded faster than any other programme in the market.

Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd. Head of Customer Marketing and Insights, Emily Blumenthal says she’s pleased to be able to give New World customers the choice of two of the most engaging currencies on the market.

“Clubcard is simply a more rewarding way to shop,” says Blumenthal. “Loyalty NZ and Air New Zealand, have been valued partners for a number years. We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers the choice of what we believe to be the two best loyalty programmes in New Zealand. No other reward scheme offers that level of flexibility.”

“Clubcard members get the best in-store discounts, earn their choice of rewards, get personalized offers and enter great competitions, it is clear that shoppers are quickly realising that having a New World Clubcard in their wallet is valuable.”

As part of the Clubcard launch, 5000 valued New World customers received an exclusive Clubcard Goodie Pack filled with a selection of new to market grocery products to sample and enjoy. The unsuspecting customers have been sharing their delight on social media and we expect this positive sentiment will continue to grow for Clubcard.

Plans to further develop the Clubcard Goodie Pack programme are well underway and the initiative will offer more customers access to product samples, prizes and invites to exclusive in-store events.

Blumenthal says shoppers can expect to hear a lot more about Clubcard’s benefits over the coming months, with a number of impressive prizes up for grabs as the programme rolls out in the North Island.

“We have lots of prizes to give away, thanks to our partners Fly Buys and Air New Zealand. There’s a $15,000 Fly Buys shopping spree, a $10,000 Air New Zealand overseas trip, plus thousands of Fly Buys, Airpoints, and New World Dollars to be won.”

“And that’s just the start of our plans for the New World Clubcard,” she adds. “As more and more shoppers get on board we will continue to innovate and develop exciting ways to reward their ongoing loyalty in a more relevant and personalised way.”

Customers who aren’t currently active members of Fly Buys or Airpoints or haven’t received their New World Clubcard in the mail can visit and request a Clubcard, or simply sign up at their local New World.


Foodstuffs Communications Team Phone: 0800 376 3342


New World Clubcard: New Zealand’s most active and engaging loyalty programme on the market
New World Clubcard: New Zealand’s most active and engaging loyalty programme on the market


Source: Foodstuffs