Emerging Supplier Forum

Foodstuffs North Island, in partnership with the Food Innovation Network, would love you to join us at our Emerging Supplier Forum.

We’ll have an awesome team from Foodies and a customer insights expert from dunnhumby to share their experiences and some insights into what goes into supplying our stores. You’ll also be able to connect with other small businesses from the area to build a network to support you on your retail grocery journey.

Complete this form to register for the Foodies Emerging Supplier Forum 2024:

Registration - Foodies Emerging Supplier Forum 2024 (eventsair.com)


What we’ll cover
  • Who we are and how we work
  • What we look for in a product and supplier partner
  • What to think about when considering supplying retail
  • Our latest customer insights and trends


Forum dates and locations







5th March

10am to 12pm

Foodbowl, 28 Verissimo Drive, Mangere


21st March

2pm to 4pm

Waikato Innovation Park, 1 Melody Lane,

Hamilton East, Hamilton


22nd March

10am to 12pm

The Atrium Café and Conference Centre,

252 Otumoetai Road,Tauranga


29th April

10am to 12pm

The Orchard Business and Event Hub,

35 Walton Street, Whangārei


29th April

2pm to 4pm

Ngawha Innovation & Enterprise Park,

5449A State Highway 12, Kaikohe

New Plymouth

7th May

1pm to 3pm

The Devon Hotel, 390 Devon Street East,

Strandon, New Plymouth


11th June

9.30am to 11.30am

Wharewaka Function Centre, Taranaki Wharf,

2 Taranaki Street,Waterfront, Wellington


11th June

2pm to 4pm

The White Swan, 109 Main Street, Greytown


12th June

10am to 12pm

Paraparaumu Golf Club, 376 Kapiti Road,

Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu



27th August

1pm to 3pm

The Buzzstop Honey Centre & Cafe,

26 Hansen Road,Frankton, Queenstown


28th August

1pm to 3pm

Mahitahi Colab, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson


29th August

1pm to 3pm

ChristchurchNZ, BNZ Centre, Level 3,

101 Cashel Street, Christchurch


13th November

10am to 12pm

Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club,

280E Grey Street, Awapuni, Gisborne

Hawkes Bay

14th November

10am to 12pm

Foodeast - Haumoko, 4 Hanui Road,

Tomoana, Hastings, Hawke's Bay



We look forward to seeing you there!