All posts by Mike Wheeler

Defining compostable and biodegradable packaging

Packaging is under the spotlight, and rightly so as we progress towards achieving Australian National Packaging Targets, whereby all packaging, by 2025 should be recyclable, reusable or compostable. So let’s have a closer look at what is meant by compostable, why it is so often confused with biodegradable and, in a packaging context, what does … Continue reading Defining compostable and biodegradable packaging

Global dairy commodity update first quarter 2020

The fundamentals underpinning the global market outlook remain positive but may weaken with improving expansion in milk supply and a slowing in trade in milk powders. However, the outlook for commodity product values is mixed as butterfat values have stabilised, while increased cheese capacity in Europe will keep supplies abundant and may cap values. Skim … Continue reading Global dairy commodity update first quarter 2020

Software solution assures accuracy of deliveries

City Country Foodservice is a family-owned company that has been in operation since 1981. Based in Queensland, City Country utilises a network of suppliers to supply foodservice operators throughout Queensland, including clubs, pubs, hotels, motels, cafes, restaurants and more. To ensure the safe and timely delivery of high-quality food and drink items in the Queensland … Continue reading Software solution assures accuracy of deliveries

How will the coronavirus affect agriculture in Australia?

The coronavirus outbreak is already having a severe impact on China’s foodservice and on-trade channels and this could become “more serious and longer-lasting” if the virus is not contained in the next six to eight weeks, leading agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has warned. But the extent of the impact on Australia’s agricultural sector will be … Continue reading How will the coronavirus affect agriculture in Australia?

Software unleashes inventory solution for liqueur manufacturer

When coffee nerd Tom Baker joined forces with Philip Moore in 2013, they probably didn’t realise within five years they would have an award-winning product on their hands. Moore, the distiller, and Baker, a designer by trade, both loved coffee and decided that consuming it in a liqueur form had yet to be perfected, and … Continue reading Software unleashes inventory solution for liqueur manufacturer