Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Ocean Spray to Partner with Heinz Australia


20 November 2009

Ocean Spray and Heinz have announced that, from 1 March 2010, Heinz will manufacture and distribute the Ocean Spray range of beverages and sauces in Australia.

The agreement covers Ocean Spray’s existing cranberry and other fruit juice drinks, cranberry sauces, Craisins® sweetened dried cranberries and could extend to include new product formats in the future.

In the New Zealand market where the Ocean Spray range also enjoys strong sales, there will be no discernable difference to the trading process – James Crisp Limited will continue to manage the sales role on behalf of Ocean Spray but some of the range will now be sourced from Australia.

“Ocean Spray enjoys an excellent reputation in the United States where the growers’ cooperative has an 80 year heritage and is the number one brand in ambient juices and juice drinks. We are extremely pleased that we will soon be working with a company of a similar calibre in Australia. We believe that Ocean Spray will add another dimension to the Heinz business and provide a strong opportunity for growth,” said Anne-Maree Ogilvie, Ocean Spray Regional Manager, Australia and New Zealand.

COO of Ocean Spray International, Stewart Gallagher, said, “Australia and New Zealand is one of a handful of core growth markets for Ocean Spray International. We have had solid performance every year since our launch in 1995 and see this new alliance with Heinz as an opportunity to transform our business model and marketplace performance for years to come.”

Heinz Australia's Sales Director, Michael Jones said the strength and heritage of the Ocean Spray brand sits well within the company's stable of quality juice and sauce products, including Golden Circle and Original Juice Company fruit juices, Heinz sauces and ketchup, and Cottee's and Roses jams.

"The manufacturing capability of Heinz Australia - particularly following its acquisition of Golden Circle last year, which included juice making facilities in Queensland and Victoria - also provides Ocean Spray with excellent product innovation opportunities and capacity for growth in the Australian market," said Mr Jones.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Auckland Transport: Successful Bridge Repair Opens Two Additional Lanes To Traffic

The opening of two additional lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this morning will help relieve some motorway congestion for motorists heading home to the North Shore tonight. More>>


Statistics New Zealand: COVID-19 Sees Record 12.2 Percent Fall In New Zealand’s Economy

Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 12.2 percent in the June 2020 quarter, the largest quarterly fall recorded since the current series began in 1987, as the COVID-19 restrictions in place through the quarter impacted economic activity, Stats NZ said ... More>>


Climate: Scientists Release ‘Blueprint’ To Save Critical Ecosystems And Stabilize The Earth’s Climate

A group of scientists and experts produced the first comprehensive global-scale analysis of terrestrial areas essential for biodiversity and climate resilience, totaling 50.4% of the Earth's land. The report was published in Science Advances ... More>>


MPI: Independent Review Launched Into Assurances For Safe Transport Of Livestock By Sea

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has launched an independent review of the assurances it receives for the safe transport of livestock by sea. MPI Director-General Ray Smith says Mike Heron QC has been appointed to lead the review, which is expected ... More>>


Computers: New Zealand PC Market Grows Nearly 40% Due To Work From Home Demand

COVID-19 had large impacts on demand for PCs as businesses prepared for lockdowns by purchasing notebooks to mobilise their workforce. In the second quarter of 2020, New Zealand's Traditional PC market experienced a 39.7% year-on-year (YoY) growth ... More>>


University Of Auckland: Whale-Watching By Satellite – Follow Their Travels Online

Scientists have successfully attached satellite tracking tags to six New Zealand southern right whales, or tohorā, and are inviting the public to follow the whales’ travels online. Part of a major research project involving the University of Auckland ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Kiwibank Admits System Failures And Agrees To Pay Customers $5.2 Million

Kiwibank has entered into a settlement agreement with the Commerce Commission after reporting that it failed to have in place robust home loan variation disclosure policies, procedures and systems. In a settlement dated 27 August 2020, Kiwibank admitted that ... More>>

Ministry of Health: Public Transport Distancing Requirements Relaxed

Physical distancing requirements on public transport have been reviewed by the Ministry of Health to determine whether they are still required at Alert Level 2 (or below). The Ministry’s assessment is that mandatory face covering and individuals tracking ... More>>


NZHIA: New Zealand Hemp Industry Set To Generate $2 Billion Per Annum And Create 20,000 Jobs

A new report says a fully enabled hemp industry could generate $2 billion in income for New Zealand by 2030, while also creating thousands of new jobs. Written by industry strategist Dr Nick Marsh, the report has prompted calls from the New Zealand Hemp ... More>>


Stats NZ: One In 14 Employed People Report High Risk Of Losing Jobs

About one in 14 workers say they expect to lose their job or business by mid-2021, Stats NZ said today. A survey of employed people in the June 2020 quarter showed 7 percent felt there was a high or almost certain chance of losing their job or business ... More>>

ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast: NZ Economy Doing Better Than Expected, But Challenges Remain

August lockdown estimated to have shaved 8% off NZ’s weekly GDP, and 0.5% off annual GDP Economy now expected to shrink 5% (year-on-year) by end of 2020 Unemployment rate now expected to peak at 7.2% The latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast is less ... More>>