Auckland Food Show

Pacific products to go on show at July’s Auckland Food Show

The Auckland Food Show is Auckland’s biggest business-to-consumer show that connects hundreds of exhibitors with tens of thousands of food and beverage lovers.

According to a report on Pacific Periscope, visitors come in not only from Auckland but also from other major cities around New Zealand.

Last year, some 30,000 people visited the show, with 97 per cent of the visitors making purchases worth an average of $178 per visitor.

Pacific food companies score big deals at Auckland food show

PTI NZ hosted nine Pacific Island companies from five countries in a special Pacific-themed stand at the Auckland Food Show called the ‘Pacific Hub’, which was visited by thousands of consumers, retailers and distributors throughout the four-day event, sampling, negotiating and ordering product.

Tongan coffee grower shines at Auckland Food Show

His early morning generosity in offering free Tupu’anga coffee to fellow exhibitors at the Auckland Food Show not only broke the ice, (with Auckland having one of its coldest winter nights) it was returned with interest. 

The hundreds of coffee cups he gave away came back with fun, laughter and friendships.  And many samples from new friends at the other exhibitor stands.

Their fun attitude made Tupu’anga Coffee one of the most popular exhibitors at Pacific Trade Invest’s Pacific Hub.

Tonga’s top coffee and cassava chips at Auckland Food Show

They will also showcase coconut oil products from a long-established Tongan community living in the Lau group of islands in Fiji.

Tupu’anga Coffee from the Kingdom of Tonga, is a family owned and operated Fair Trade and social enterprise owned by Emeline Afeaki-Mafileo and her husband Alipate Mafileo.

Tupu’anga’s organically and sustainably grown coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans grown in plantations on the islands of ‘Eua and Ha’apai.

Pacific flavours to tickle palates at Auckland Food Show

Among the products that will be on show will be a range of biscuits, snack foods, artesian water (in biodegradable bottles), innovative coconut-based products (like ‘coconut jerky’), chocolate, cocoa and health products based on organically grown turmeric. 

The nine export companies from Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Niue will be housed in individual booths at a special, Pacific-themed stand called the Pacific Hub, hosted by Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand.

PNG chocolates and spices at Auckland Food Show

Queen Emma Chocolates and Paradise Spices are manufactured by Papua New Guinea’s largest food manufacturers, Paradise Foods.

The company’s core business is its 31 brands including biscuits, snack foods, chocolates, spices, beverages.  But this time around, they are focused on promoting their chocolates and spices range.

Pacific Flavours Lift Food Show Experience

The Auckland Food Show (AFS) is a consumer show that connects a large number of exhibitors with thousands of dedicated food lovers in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

More than being just a trade show, the AFS is more about brand building and dealing with retail clients with direct sales achieved at the booth itself.

PT&I’s Pacific Hub opens at Auckland Food Show

 The food show starts this Thursday 28 July 2016, at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane Auckland.

Eight Pacific exporters to feature at Auckland show

AFS is a consumer show that connects a large number of exhibitors with thousands of dedicated food lovers in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

AFS comes close on the heels of Fine Food New Zealand 2016, in which PT&I featured merchandise from twelve Pacific Island companies.