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Amcor’s new retail packaging initiative
Amcor Australasia has launched a new retail packaging initiative, Retail 2010 – Packaging the Future, to showcase emerging technology and innovation in primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
Price increases to hit growers, manufacturers and consumers
As input costs continue to rise across a range of food and grocery categories in Australia, growers and manufacturers are finding it difficult to contain costs resulting in a likely price increase of consumer products.
Frutarom Switzerland opens Innovation Centre
Global flavour and fine ingredients company, Frutatom Switzerland has opened its new Innovation Centre which will serve as the European site for innovation projects.
FoodWorks advances in NSW market
Independent supermarket group, FoodWorks, continues to strengthen its presence across New South Wales (NSW), with FoodWorks Coonamble opening on schedule this week, and an additional three stores in the state secured to be operational soon.
FOOD Awards dinner event dazzles guests
Over 210 guests celebrated the achievements of 20 companies in Sydney last night at the third-annual FOOD Magazine Challenge Awards.
Food and beverage export programme announced
The government’s work programme, partnering with industry to grow New Zealand’s high-value food and beverage exports, was launched yesterday at the Villa Maria Winery in Auckland.
AFGC welcomes new Coles Group
Food and grocery manufacturers in Australia have welcomed the prospect of new stability and certainty for retailer Coles Group, with the announcement of a new owner.
Jesters pies given the Tick of approval
Jesters pies have been approved with a Tick by the Heart Foundation under their strict new regulations for meals eaten out, becoming the first café chain and the only national pie franchise to gain the Tick on a range of pies.
National Foods switches to Linde
National Foods (NFL), one of Australia’s largest food companies, has begun a major upgrade of its materials handling capabilities as it progressively switches over to a fleet of Linde equipment.
Amendments made to food standards
Changes to food regulations from October 1 will significantly improve the assessment and consultation procedures for new and amended food standards.
Organic market drives innovation spending
A recent Deloitte survey of Australian manufacturers indicated that changing consumer preferences are having a dramatic impact on research and development (R&D) in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry.
Price of confectionery expected to rise
The Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia (CMA) predict a combination of local and global pricing pressures on a range of ingredients will raise the price of confectionery in the near future.
Green measures today ensure business success tomorrow
In these times of drought and gobal climate change what is being done by the Australian food and beverage industry?
High-quality grains research supports food industry
Australian agrifood industries could soon benefit from the development of genomics technologies used in selection and development of high quality grains,
First organic Standard developed in Australia
A new Australian Standard is currently being developed for organic products, including processed foods, to govern the production, processing, marketing and transportation within the industry.