Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced that all Coca-Cola soft drink brands (600ml and below) and all water brands (600ml and below) in Australia are now being produced in 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles. This includes Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Mount Franklin and Pump. This follows the announcement earlier in the year that Coca-Cola … Continue reading Coca-Cola soft drink and water brands now produced in 100 per cent recycled plastic
Mars Incorporated has appointed a new general manager, Bill Heague, to lead Mars Food Australia. Heague originally joined the Mars company in 2008 as sales manager for Mars Food Australia, the manufacturer of food brands such as Masterfoods, Uncle Ben’s, Dolmio, Kantong, Promite and Seeds of Change. Following a successful five-year stint with Mars Food … Continue reading Mars’ Heague returns home to take up GM role
Australian Macadamias has today released findings from independent research agency, GalKal, revealing macadamias are an underutilised ingredient in the traditional chocolate and nuts pairing. As consumers constantly crave new and creative confectionery, macadamias can bring excitement and interest to commonplace product formulations. While chocolate and nuts are an established pairing, the space is dominated by … Continue reading Macadamias aim to disrupt chocolate category
Located an hour’s drive south of Perth, Pinjarra is a little town with a huge drawcard – its renowned bakery run by the Pantaleo family. Founded just over 22 years ago by patriarch and former panel beater Larry, the bakery has not only put the town on the map, but has won a bookshelf-full of … Continue reading Unleashed a game changer for award-winning bakery
Cooling and forming are critical stages in the production of both chocolate and confectionery, and few companies have more experience in these areas than Melbourne-based IPCO. As an independent company owned by FAM AB, and part of the Swedish-based Wallenberg group, IPCO is a globally active engineering company with sales and service offices in more … Continue reading Steel belts for chocolate manufacturing solutions
According to Dr Mathew McDougall, CEO of Reach China and revered expert in doing business with China, Australia’s trade relationship with China is growing by the day and it includes large scale exports of resources through to everyday items which small and medium size Aussie businesses are ideally placed to provide. “China represents a huge … Continue reading Seven things you should know when exporting to China
The global natural food colour additives market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 5 per cent during the forecast period in terms of value. With the growing awareness of the masses towards using clean label products, the usage of natural food colour additives has been gaining traction. The aversion of consumers … Continue reading Food regulations helps accelerate natural food colour additives sales
Nestlé has announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge. With this announcement Nestlé is … Continue reading Nestlé commits to zero net emissions by 2050
Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste. Speaking at the inauguration, Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, said, … Continue reading Nestlé inaugurates packaging research institute
New Zealand-based The Cookie Project has unveiled new packaging to help break down social stigmas around disabilities. A first in the country, the cookie packaging brings real person traceability to life via QR code technology, allowing consumers to meet their bakers. Sustainably made from 100 percent recycled material, the packaging is designed to give the … Continue reading Cookie Project unveils real person traceable packaging via QR code technology
Most new products only get one shot at the big time when they are launched. All the money spent on marketing, promotions and ad campaigns can go down the gurgler if companies don’t do their due diligence on public perceptions, which can be fickle. Anybody remember Crystal Pepsi? McDonalds’ Arch Deluxe? How about Cosmopolitan yoghurt? … Continue reading Understanding what products consumers want to buy
Nestlé is selling off toffees, licorice and other confectionery in New Zealand. The company is saying goodbye to lollies, but it’s staying in the business of producing chocolate and baking goods for the New Zealand market. RJ’s in New Zealand will purchase the Mackintosh’s, Heards, Oddfellows, Black Knight and Fabulicious Red Licorice brands from Nestlé. The … Continue reading Nestlé sells off confectionery brands in New Zealand
Golden North has been judged Australia’s best ice cream in an independent customer survey by Canstar Blue.
Allen’s has welcomed a new Fruit & Cream of the Crop to its lolly line-up. Australians officially chose the Blackberry & Cream to join favourites Strawberries & Cream and Peaches & Cream in Allen’s Fruits & Cream Mix, launching exclusively at Woolworths this February. The announcement follows a nationwide vote that saw luscious Blackberry & … Continue reading Blackberry & Cream crowned Allen’s Fruit & Cream of the Crop
A line-up of three new fruit and cream flavours are auditioning to become the Allen’s Fruit & Cream of the Crop, and it’s up to lolly lovers across the country to have their say and pick the winner. Allen’s is calling on fans nationwide to cast their vote at allenslollies.com.au/vote and decide which delicious flavour … Continue reading Allen’s invites Australians to pick favourite lolly
Sydney-based turnaround firm Allegro Funds has purchased Everest Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of premium ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen desserts. Established in 1958 and based in Melbourne, Everest Foods’ brands include NorgenVaaz and Gelateria brands and the Everest gelato brand. The company has a unique platform underpinned by leading agile production capabilities, long-standing … Continue reading Allegro Funds buys Everest Foods
Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has come up with a new type of chocolate ‘Ruby’ which has an intense taste and characteristic pinkish colour.
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
Kitkat has collaborated with former MasterChef contestant, Reynold Poernomo, to craft a limited edition chocolate dessert – Kitkat Secret Garden.
B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD. These Panel PCs are suited for use in harsh environments and are the perfect visualisation devices for Box PCs while at the same time offering easy and flexible mounting options. With a … Continue reading Rugged panel PCs for food makers