Connect with Foodstuffs, without the complexity

Fully-managed means your integration setup and support is totally taken care of.

Foodstuffs diagram with Crossfire

Expert integration, made easy

Crossfire provides the most comprehensive Foodstuffs EDI integration solutions. Our proven approach is flexible and customisable to exactly what you need, ensuring your business is getting the most it can from automation.

We’re trusted by a wide range of customers to supply fully managed EDI services, ensuring a robust and efficient integration between Foodstuffs and external service providers.

Why use Crossfire for EDI?

Foodstuffs Integration with Crossfire EDI Requirements

Common EDI Requirements

There are two different types of purchase orders, based on where the order originates, although they are substantially the same:

  • Distribution Centre/ Warehouse Orders
  • Retail Store Orders

An ASN is an electronic packing slip or delivery docket. An ASN is sent to Foodstuffs' inwards goods to confirm the delivery details so that they know what to expect when the goods arrive. 

When you're ready to, you can send invoices to Foodstuffs via Crossfire at the press of a button. An Invoice can either be a "Tax Invoice" or a "Credit Note".

A DFN is sent by suppliers practicing Just In Time Ordering. These suppliers tend to be those for whom Purchase Orders are not raised prior to delivery. Typically the highly perishable items are delivered at least once per day, and any dated stock is removed by the supplier. This is currently only available for use by Foodstuffs South Island. 

A Purchase Order must be Acknowledged before a set period of time, usually two hours. An Order Message must arrive prior to an ASN

See Crossfire EDI in action


One-off setup cost

End-to-end integration setup



per trading partner

  • Requirements analysis

  • Liaising with all stakeholders

  • System and data review

  • Implementation of formats, transports and rules

  • Internal testing

  • End-to-end User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

  • Go-live

Monthly subscription

Ongoing management and support



/ month

per trading partner

  • 24/7 system monitoring and alerts

  • Phone and email support

  • AWS hosting with 99.99% uptime

  • No ‘per message’ fees

  • Management of errored messages

  • Maintaining system API updates

  • Access to the Crossfire Orders Portal for easy self-support

*Price may vary depending on IMS or ERP integration, or technical requirements after initial scoping is completed.

What is Foodstuffs?

Foodstuffs Ltd is jointly owned by two New Zealand grocery and liquor retailers' cooperatives, Foodstuffs North Island Limited and Foodstuffs South Island Limited. Together, the two cooperatives collectively control an estimated 53% of the New Zealand grocery market. Brands include PAK’nSAVE, New World and Four Square, as well as the newly introduced small format stores PAK'nSAVE MINI and Fresh Collective by New World in the North Island.

Get a quote for integration with Foodstuffs

Contact us