Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Silver Fern Farms Launch China Retail Range

Silver Fern Farms’ branded retail range of lamb will only be a click away from customers shopping online in Shanghai from March.

The retail range will be sold on-line via distribution and marketing partner NZ Focus who sell a strong stable of New Zealand made branded products in China.

Silver Fern Farms Grant Howie says this is a significant move into the high-end retail category for the company, which has until now been a commodity product exporter into China.

“Going into Shanghai with NZ Focus via the on-line channel, along with using a TV shopping channel puts us in a position where we are close to our consumers which is a real advantage.”

Mr Howie says that China is Silver Fern Farms’ largest market by volume and value off the back of commodity exports of low-mid range lamb and beef cuts. This is the first time a premium consumer branded range will be exported.

“This move will diversify our product range into China, as well as diversifying our channel to market. It is the first time we have put our retail products into China so selling on-line direct makes sense as we can get meaningful feedback from consumers on what they want from our products.”

The online sales will be supported by promotions on a popular home direct TV shopping channel, online promotions and in-store cooking demonstrations.

“The Shanghai market has consumers who look for quality products from New Zealand and they are taking up on-line home shopping in strong numbers. On-line shoppers in China are a small but developing segment of the market but as you can imagine with the size of China it’s got potential for considerable scale for us.” Mr Howie says.

The lamb retail packs will be sold in frozen form; otherwise they are exactly the same as the retail pack products sold in New Zealand – right down to the English language packaging.

“Authenticity of produce is a key concern of Chinese consumers. This is especially the case at the top end of the market where these retail packs are aimed. We take significant pride in being 100% made of New Zealand where our lamb is farmed free-range in a natural environment and our retail packaging makes a big point of that.”

Silver Fern Farms has the only meat range being sold through NZ Focus.

“NZ Focus is an excellent partner as they know how to sell the importance of our place – New Zealand, and they have many years’ experience on the ground in China.”

Production for the range is underway and first sales are expected in March. It is envisaged the range will eventually be sold into high-end supermarkets in Shanghai.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news