Bolstered by rapid consumption growth and increasing customer needs in the Asia Pacific region, leading food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak today announced their US$110 million investment in a state-of-the-art regional manufacturing facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to serve customers across the region. The move is prompted by increasing consumption volumes, … Continue reading Tetra Pak announces new US$110 million Vietnam factory
The latest Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) annual industry snapshot State of the Industry 2016 shows a 14 per cent increase in Australia’s food and grocery exports in 2015-16 to some extent moderated by the challenging economic conditions confronting Australia’s $125.9 billion food and grocery processing sector. AFGC CEO Gary Dawson said while the … Continue reading AFGC warns of tough times ahead for food makers
According to Techpro, food conveyor cleaning can now be done quicker and also more cost effectively. While manual conveyor cleaning is regularly undertaken to ensure Australia’s first-class food hygiene protocols are maintained, a number of manufacturers have found effective conveyor cleaning is achievable simply by installing the correct spray nozzles for the job. A properly automated conveyor cleaning … Continue reading Food conveyor cleaning nozzles
Woolworths will no longer source tinned tomatoes from SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, and won’t say whether it will continue to buy tinned fruit from the Goulburn Valley cannery.
Norway’s Tomra Systems has agreed to a buyout deal of NZ$70m (A$65m) for Kiwi fruit sorting company Compac Holdings. The 100 per cent acquisition of the Auckland based packhouse automation systems maker by Tomra will see it expand extend its global operations. The deal is subject to Overseas Investment Office approval and is expected to … Continue reading Tomra acquires Compac for A$65m
Potato has long been in the staple diet for the Australian diet. However, with rising global consumerism and increasing concerns over food security, the market looks to be turning towards alternative and more sustainable food sources. Australian inventor Andrew Dyhin from PotatoMagic in Melbourne has claimed to have achieved a breakthrough to save wasted potatoes. … Continue reading Have we finally entered the age of the Chato?
Calabria Wines has outclassed the competition at the recent China Wine & Spirits Awards, taking home three Gold Medals from the competition, including the prestigious Double Gold. The company’s 2013 Iconic Grand Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz was awarded the superior Double Gold, while the 2014 Three Bridges Durif & 2014 Three Bridges Barossa Valley Shiraz both … Continue reading Aussie wine scoops three gold CWSA Awards
Coffee company Industry Beans has been awarded a Victorian government grant of $225,000 under a program aimed at creating jobs for former auto industry workers.
Australians say they are drinking less but better with our per capita spend on alcohol rising as we seek out more premium alcoholic beverages, according to a new report released today. The emma (Enhanced Media Metrics Australia) Alcoholic Beverages Trends & Insights Report* found that half of people aged 18 years and over say they … Continue reading Australia’s drinking quantity decreases but quality increases
Change is inevitable and manufacturers who resist it will struggle to survive in today’s competitive market.
There is sadness among workers as Fonterra cuts 30 jobs from its Hamilton packaging facility Canpac.
Most people doing their grocery shopping are probably blissfully unaware of the industry lobbying and backroom politics that determines what information appears on food labels. So let’s start with some background. For almost two years, a Commonwealth government-led initiative involving public health and consumer groups, industry organisations as well as state government health authorities has … Continue reading Industry winning the fight against better food labelling
Product identification is an increasingly essential feature of logistics operations. Mark Dingley looks at how it will develop and evolve this year. Product identification is continuously evolving. Sometimes the advances are small, sometimes they are quite obvious. Sometimes they are technology specific, and sometimes they relate to an entire production line, supply chain or industry. … Continue reading The top five trends in product ID for 2016
As the fast-paced nature of twenty-first century life continues to change breakfast from an enjoyable pastime to a chore, consumers are increasingly seeking out convenience foods in the morning. While an established trend during the week, it is increasingly creeping into weekend habits. According to a Canadean survey of packaging executives worldwide, 77% expect high … Continue reading Busy weekends offer opportunities for premium breakfast products
Manufacturing workers have some reasons to be optimistic about their employment futures, a survey has found.
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Fishing group Sanford is likely to cut 230 workers from its Christchurch mussel processing plant because of a shortage of natural spat supply.
Hiring intentions in the manufacturing sector are up seven percentage points on this time last year.
A New Zealand Goodman Fielder ex-plant manager will receive $87,300 after he claims he was forced to resign.
The Great Southern Waters seafood plant is expected to create eight full time jobs by June 2016, and seven more by 2017-18.