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Trading with Foodstuffs

Browse the following sections to gain a better understanding of how to trade with Foodstuffs.

Setting up your Trading Account

The Charge Through facility is designed to simplify the charging of goods and services supplied to our retail members' stores. The system enables our retail members to purchase goods without having to pay direct.

Product Safety and Recall

We have an obligation to comply with the New Zealand Food Amendment Act 1996, the Food Standards Code Australia New Zealand, and the New Zealand Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and as such have strict product recall procedures.

Product Ranging

Overview information relating to product ranging processes within Foodstuffs South Island Limited.

Your Unique Barcodes

The vendor is expected to operate of a fully disclosed "Trade Price List". It is from this that any Terms of Trade discounts will apply.

Your Product Information

If articles delivered were not ordered, or an alternative product is sent and these items are not required, they will be returned to you along with a notification of discrepancy advising the reason for the return.

Credit Notes & Claims Resolution

Overview of the Credit Notes and Claims Resolution processes within Foodstuffs South Island Limited.


A website solution has been developed for vendors that require minimum effort electronically to trade with Foodstuffs.

Business Review

The vendors Annual Corporate Business Review is both an important and expected part of doing business. We accept that not all vendors will review business that at this level.