• Cheese exports to South Korea increase ten-fold

    July 24, 2007 0 comment

    There was a ten-fold increase in cream cheese exports from Australia over the three months to the end of June, resulting from a strategic shift to non trans-fatty foods across South Korea’s 420 Dunkin’ Donut stores, says Austrade.

  • Innovative closure technology for beverage industry

    July 23, 2007 29 comments

    Erie Plastics has launched an innovative closure technology and turnkey solution for the beverage and health drink markets. The Pop N’ Shake is an advanced, dispensing closure technology, allowing consumers to create their own blended drink on demand.

  • Unistraw’s Sipahh straws an international success

    July 23, 2007 0 comment

    Unistraw International’s Sipahh Milk Flavouring Straws have gained international success since its launch 18 months ago. Since late 2005, contracts with food and beverage distributors in more than 100 countries, including all the G8, have been successfully negotiated.

  • George Weston Foods strengthens portfolio

    July 23, 2007 45 comments

    Leading Australian food manufacturer, George Weston Foods (GWF), announced earlier this month that it acquired Australian Garlic Bread (AGB) in Capalaba, Queensland.

  • Innovative solution for LCL frozen cargo

    July 19, 2007 49 comments

    Shipping and logistics provider, OOCL will launch Reefer LCL Plus in mid-August, a service for transporting less than container load (LCL) quantities of frozen cargo to Hong Kong and Tokyo.

  • Register now for National Retail Forum 2007

    July 18, 2007 35 comments

    Australia’s leading retail conference, National Retail Forum 2007, will be held from 14-16 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

  • 14th Annual HACCP Conference approaches

    July 17, 2007 1 comment

    The 14th Australian HACCP Conference Series will take place at the Radisson Resort Gold Coast from July 30th to August 3rd, 2007.

  • Royal Melbourne Wine Show gets underway

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    After thousands of bottles of wine from wineries across Australia were delivered to the Melbourne Showgounds for The Royal Melbourne Wine Show, judging on started yesterday, July 16.

  • Amcor’s new retail packaging initiative

    July 16, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 13, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 13, 2007 1 comment

    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

    July 12, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 12, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 11, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 10, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 10, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 9, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 9, 2007 0 comment

    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

    July 9, 2007 43 comments

    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

    July 9, 2007 0 comment

    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.