All posts by Mike Wheeler

Thinking outside the packaging box

Almost 65,000 commercial foodservice outlets including bars, cafes and restaurants have been forced to pivot over the last six weeks due to the Australian Government-ordered COVID-19 shutdowns. Those that have remained open, or are beginning to re-open, are offering customers restaurant-quality eats to takeaway, or have delivered to their door. Whilst businesses have completely transformed … Continue reading Thinking outside the packaging box

Optimo Designs reveals future needs and wants of consumers in the FMCG space

Following the recent announcement that Optimo Designs (Optimo), a leading Australian brand and creative agency, had been granted exclusive rights to a world -leading technology platform that delivers data and insights from the COVID-19 crisis, a first lot of data has been revealed. This week, The Beacon Report, updated every 2 weeks, highlights the impact … Continue reading Optimo Designs reveals future needs and wants of consumers in the FMCG space

Allpress tackles war on waste with compostable cups

The war on waste has been building for decades, and New Zealand-founded coffee brand, Allpress Espresso, are driven in practicing sustainability and searching for viable and strategic measures that will aid in change and stop contributing to landfill. This month, Allpress will close the loop one step further, moving all of their coffee bags to … Continue reading Allpress tackles war on waste with compostable cups

Envirostream trials use of recycled battery products to boost crop fertiliser

The recycling division of Lithium Australia, Envirostream Australia, is assessing the use of zinc and manganese derived from recycled alkaline batteries as micro-nutrient supplements in fertilisers, potentially a new market for such materials in Australia. Initial pot trials undertaken in controlled greenhouse conditions indicated that the Envirostream product did have potential as a source of … Continue reading Envirostream trials use of recycled battery products to boost crop fertiliser

Game-changing benefits on offer for Food & Beverage Award winners

Access to markets can be a windfall for any fledgling company and can accelerate their growth. What better way to get ahead, of the competitive crowd than accelerating your market entry into emerging new markets and retail opportunities. That’s what is on offer with the Food & Beverage Industry Awards, thanks to Food Innovation Australia … Continue reading Game-changing benefits on offer for Food & Beverage Award winners