Posts tagged "Ribena"

New Zealanders biggest consumers in favour of sugary drinks tax, poll reveals

[10 November/NZ Herald] A new UMR poll commissed by the University of Auckland suggests that New Zealand’s biggest consumers of sugary drinks are leaning towards putting a tax on their fizz.  The survey found that 80 per cent New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 were in favour of a sugar tax. Public health researcher...

Major blackcurrant buyer Ribena cuts NZ contracts

[2 February/ Radio New Zealand] Buyers for the Ribena brand have decided not to renew contracts with New Zealand blackcurrant growers.  It is expected that this will have a big effect on the industry. They had previously taken more than half of New Zealand’s 8000 tonne crop. Blackcurrant industry consultant Mike Callagher said it was...