Known for bucking against the trend of plain-as-Jane packaging for grocery house brands, Foodstuffs’ latest investment into the design of its Pams flour range is proving to be a winner, with Auckland-based agency Brother picking up a gold award at the 2014 Pentawards, a global competition which recognises the best of packaging design.
With the recent opening of New World and Countdown Metro in Auckland’s CBD, it seems New Zealand supermarkets are following in the footsteps of their overseas counterparts. While I can’t hide my excitement in having convenience re-enter my life, I do wonder if this may be the start of a slippery slope. Once the supermarket giant shows its face, it’s only a matter of time before the own brand phenomenon takes hold, a development that could mean the bounty of boutique food producers that currently grace our shelves may be squeezed out.
Here’s the latest sprinkling of TVCs for your Friday afternoon delight. We’re quite impressed with NZTA’s latest humorous effort, and Bacardi pipes up with a fancy animated offering about togetherness. Pams meanwhile presents its latest human sausage offering for winter and the All Blacks sell more stuff, this time for Weet-bix.
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