IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, has announced the appointment of Craig Irwin as Managing Director for New Zealand. Craig Irwin joins IRI from Fonterra in New Zealand and brings over 20 years of experience in the FMCG sector across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. During his career, Craig has held senior management roles within Fonterra Brands, Frucor Suntory Beverages and Pharmacare Laboratories (Australia).
Perishables and e-commerce remain key growth sectors for the Australasia trade as the demand for fresh produce, seafood and meat in Asia continue to drive volumes out of Australia and New Zealand, while inbound e-commerce continues its unabated growth, writes Donald Urquhart in AirCargo week.
A lack of recycling facilities means NZ must continue to send plastics and other recyclables overseas and rubbish is mounting at small landfills across the country after China stopped accepting New Zealanders' plastic in January writes Madison Reidy for Stuff.
Christchurch-based BitPrime has signed a partnership with the NEM Foundation. BitPrime will be working with NEM Foundation Australia and New Zealand to provide a secure and compliant platform for New Zealand residents to buy and sell the XEM cryptocurrency with ease. BitPrime is trusted by over 9,000 Kiwis and is New Zealand owned and operated, The cryptocurrency retailer boasts over 50 Cryptocurrencies in their ecosystem.