Foodstuffs North Island Ltd announces the appointment of Joanna Allan as CFO

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd announces the appointment of Joanna Allan as CFO
Foodstuffs North Island Ltd announces the appointment of Joanna Allan as CFO


Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Ltd welcomes Joanna Allan as Chief Financial Officer, starting mid-January 2017. Jo brings more than 20 years of FMCG finance and leadership experience to the table, and she is also an engineer who offers a unique diversity of thought when it comes to strategic vision and planning. Her arrival comes at a time when such diversity is essential to the business’ future direction.

Chris Quin, CEO, Foodstuffs North Island, says, “The shape of retail is changing rapidly; in the way customers shop with us, the products our suppliers are delivering and the expectations shoppers have of our service offering and systems. Smart financial planning and management enables us to be as entrepreneurial and innovative as possible, all while being more competitive and agile.”

As one of New Zealand’s largest companies and employers, Foodstuffs North Island plays a hugely important role, investing extensively in store, product and people development. Quin says, “Jo’s role as CFO will see her develop and deliver a financial and strategic plan to maintain and grow the business at a very exciting time. Her diverse experience in FMCG and the food and beverage industry will stand her in good stead as we embrace the challenge of doing business in the ‘new normal’.”

Jo has held senior finance, strategy, leadership and transformation roles for a number of leading companies including Frucor, Danone, Fonterra, Tegel and Lion.

“I am delighted to be joining Foodstuffs North Island. I’ve worked very closely with many of the household names on our supermarket shelves and understand just how important it is to ensure New Zealanders continue to enjoy the best value products in the best shopping environments,” says Jo.

“While I won’t necessarily be out there checking the already well-engineered stores and DCs we operate, I will be taking great satisfaction in crafting a finely balanced plan with Chris and the fantastic team on hand. Our role is to help deliver an exceptional shopper experience – and retain and extend our leadership in a competitive market.”

Jo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and is a CPA.


Tel: +64 4 472 6435
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Source: Foodstuff NZ


Foodstuffs North Island Ltd welcomes 20 Dutch companies on Trade Mission from the Netherlands to New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday the 8th of November, Foodstuffs North Island Ltd welcomes 20 innovative Dutch companies from horticultural and agricultural sectors, on a Trade Mission from the Netherlands to New Zealand.

The trade delegation is headed by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister Kamp. The trip is taking place parallel to the state visit by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. New Zealand and the Netherlands are like minded international partners and business cooperation is very successful. We share a number of similar values including freedom, democracy and human rights. We also face similar challenges such as urbanisation and sustainability.

The strong ties between the countries are greatly attributed to the fact that today there is a large community of around 150,000 Kiwis with Dutch roots living in New Zealand.This mission provides great opportunities for the businesses involved as they engage in exploring New Zealand innovation while sharing ideas and building relationships. The companies can gain international knowledge and explore finding solutions for New Zealand’s and the Netherlands’ economic, social and environmental challenges.

Vaughan Grant, General Manager Supply Chain, Foodstuffs North Island says the Netherlands has an excellent relationship with New Zealand and Foodstuffs is pleased to host the delegation and strengthen the partnership.

“As New Zealand’s largest grocery distributer, by serving over 1.30 million New Zealanders every week we are an integral part of many communities. We are pleased to have an opportunity to host the Netherlands delegation to share knowledge on how to provide the best service to our customers.”

Arthur Huijser, Economic and Public Diplomacy Officer at the Embassy of the Netherlands, says he is thrilled the delegation will be exposed to New Zealand’s most promising sectors, he sees this is an opportunity to further strengthen relationships and meet future business partners.

“This mission is a collaborative approach to make connections and share expertise. We feel privileged to gain insights into the Foodstuffs Co-operative and gain a better understanding of the New Zealand grocery market” says Huijser.


Tel: +64 4 472 6435
Fax: +64 4 472 6412

Source: Foodstuff

Foodstuffs announces launch of national product information management project, One Data

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Ltd and Foodstuffs South Island Ltd are pleased to announce to the grocery industry the launch of a national product information management project. Phil Lemon, General Manager Merchandise, Foodstuffs South Island and Chief Financial Officer and Acting General Manager Merchandise, Foodstuffs North Island believe the project will transform Foodstuffs’ product information management processes.

“Traditionally, the Foodstuffs companies have operated their regional activities independently. Project One Data will create a single source of truth for product data across the Foodstuffs group – nationwide. Although, the project will initially require extra effort by Foodstuffs, our stores, and our vendors, the long term pay off makes it worthwhile,” says Lemon.

The project, One Data, will create a single system and shared team which will be responsible for the companies’ national product information management. The team will ensure that national product master data is clean, up to date, and fit for use across the business. This will lead to;

  • Consistent data nationwide
  • Improved order accuracy
  • Increased visibility of vendor product range as all product data submitted will be retained in the national catalogue
  • Better consumer insights for targeted marketing
  • Support for current and future initiatives

“As with any major change it is understandable that there must also be changes to the business’ processes,” says Lemon. “We are pleased to announce that we will no longer require vendors to submit product changes and new products on the Universal Buying Form (UBF) or Non-bar coded Buying Form (NBF) after 30 June 2016. These documents will cease to exist for Foodstuffs and our stores.”

Instead there will be two options for vendors to keep the business up to date with new products and changes to existing products, these are;

1. Product Flow which is a service offered by GS1 that will provide product information via the National Product Catalogue, as well as bar code and image verification. This is the best option for vendors who have bar coded products and make changes regularly.

2. Data express an interactive online form located within Foodstuffs exchange that will easily step vendors through the data we require to list, purchase and sell products through the entire Foodstuffs group. This option is best for vendors who have non-bar coded products and/or hardly ever make changes to their range.
Stewart points out that the sheer magnitude of this change is significant for Foodstuffs. With over 100,000 products in the combined catalogue, there will be a transition period to complete the data merge and set up the new system with all of these products. To assist this process, Foodstuffs will have a moratorium on product and price changes during July 2016. The moratorium is scheduled to run from 1 July 2016 – 25 July 2016. Price changes should be submitted prior to the moratorium to ensure customers receive any savings in time. After the moratorium, products and changes will only be accepted if they have been submitted first via Product Flow or Data express.

Stewart is looking forward to the new system. “Foodstuffs has a massive range of products, and we know that our current maintenance process is not efficient. We are really looking forward to the new national Product Information Management system and having one team responsible that sets the data quality standard for our business will give both us and our suppliers’ massive benefits in terms of consistency nationwide.”

At this stage lead times to present new products and changes will not change. But in the future, the new process is expected to bring greater efficiency and should allow for a review of these requirements.


Foodstuffs Communications Team
Phone: 0800 376 3342

Source: Foodstuffs

New Zealand: New World begins construction works for its new store in Papakura

Work has commenced on the latest New World store at the corner of East Street and Wood Street in Papakura, which means shoppers can look forward to a brand new supermarket in the not too distant future.

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Feb-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tony Catton, Foodstuffs North Island Ltd, Acting General Manager Property Development, is excited that the Papakura community will soon have a new store to purchase their grocery and household items.

“The existing New World opened in 1982 so it is about time the local community had a new store with plenty of natural light to enjoy their shopping. Construction of the approximately 3,000m2 store, which is just across the road from the existing store, is already under way.”

The new supermarket will have a fresh bakery, butchery, deli and seafood counter, and a large range of fresh food and grocery products.

“New World Papakura will be well placed to meet its customers evolving needs well into the future with its planned fresh offer and extensive grocery range,” says Catton.

The store will also include sustainability features such as CO2 refrigeration, LED lighting and rainwater harvesting which ensure the long-term carbon footprint is minimised.

“Outside shoppers will have access to 158 car parks so even when the store is at its busiest parking shouldn’t be an issue,” adds Catton.

Peter Lynch, the current owner of New World Papakura since 2013 is excited about the new store.

“I’ve loved being part of the Papakura community with the current New World, and I’m excited to be a part of the new store. With the new supermarket under construction just over the road, we are able to watch with anticipation as the store takes shape. I am thrilled to be able to bring a brand new store to my customers and the wider Papakura community. Being able to provide an even greater range of fresh and everyday products from the new store will be just fantastic,” says Lynch.

In the meantime the current New World located on East Street will be open and continue to provide customers with usual service until the new store is ready to open.


Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd
95 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041
PO Box 27-480, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1440
DX Box CX 15021, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1440
Phone: +64 9 621 0508
Fax: +64 9 621 0987


New World begins construction works for its new store in Papakura

New World begins construction works for its new store in Papakura

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd announces that PAK’nSAVE is coming to Clendon shopping centre

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd has today announced that PAK’nSAVE is coming to Clendon shopping centre. 

NEW ZEALAND, 2015-8-17— /EPR Retail News/ — “Since 1984 New World Clendon has been a great supermarket for our customers and the community, but after more than 30 years it’s time for a complete makeover,” says Angela Bull, General Manager Property Development Foodstuffs North Island. “We have had a good look at the store and seen there’s a great opportunity for PAK’nSAVE to come to Clendon to best meet our customers’ needs.”

“We are very pleased to confirm that New World Clendon is set to undergo some major changes and become PAK’nSAVE Clendon.”

The conversion from New World to PAK’nSAVE will happen in stages and the store will stay open throughout the construction. It’s expected that construction of the first stage of the new PAK’nSAVE will start in mid 2016.

“We are really excited to bring PAK’nSAVE to the Clendon shopping centre and the community. The store will be big, bright and modern, with all the low prices you expect to see at PAK’nSAVE,” says Bull. “In the meantime it’s business as usual at New World Clendon and we look forward to seeing our customers and keeping them updated on our progress.”


Foodstuffs North Island Ltd announces that PAK’nSAVE is coming to Clendon shopping centre

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd announces that PAK’nSAVE is coming to Clendon shopping centre