General Mills has today announced that it will be restructuring its Australian operations. Part of this restructure will mean the closure of General Mills’ manufacturing facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria along with the consolidation of its Australian manufacturing activity into an expanded production facility in Rooty Hill, New South Wales. The closure of the Mount Waverley … Continue reading General Mills announces major restructure & closure of Victorian facility
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
Some 75 per cent of Australian seafood consumers believe in order to save the ocean, we have to consume fish and seafood only from sustainable sources, making it a top priority, reveals the Marine Stewardship Council’s annual report and independent research launched today. This represents a significant shift in consumption habits as Australian seafood shoppers … Continue reading Australian consumers demanding sustainably sourced seafood claims new research
With Manuka Honey top of the ‘must buy’ list for health and beauty benefits, consumers need to be sure that what they are buying is the genuine article, said a major Manuka Honey industry body today. In response to their fears of counterfeit products, the guardian of New Zealand’s leading quality mark for genuine Manuka Honey … Continue reading Manuka Honey makers all abuzz over poor imitations
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
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
Retailers and food manufacturers making an effort to source cage-free eggs were praised this morning at the RSPCA’s Good Egg Awards.
The food industry’s commitment to actually reducing inappropriate food marketing to children is called into question by a paper published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.
The impacts of red meat and red meat products’ production and consumption on human health, animal welfare and the environment are complex.
PepsiCo, Kellogg Company and The Hershey Company have been named some of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.”
Unilever Australia and New Zealand has committed to sourcing 100 percent traceable and certified sustainable palm oil.
A new $4.5m ‘Fairtrade for Aid in the Indo-Pacific’ partnership between the government and Fairtrade ANZ has been announced.
The halal food market is a sector that can’t be ignored by food manufacturers keen to make their mark internationally.
The AFGC says the practices of supermarkets need to be tested in court, with Coles accused of “unconscionable conduct” in regards to its treatment of suppliers.
Kellogg’s, Manildra Group and GrainCorp were three of four companies recognised at last night’s Foodbank Australia awards.
Coles and Ben & Jerry’s are among the 2014 Fairtrade Award winners recognised for helping farmers in developing countries.
A recent Nielsen survey has found consumers are willing to pay more for products from companies with ethical commitments.
Sales of Fairtrade certified products hit $7.7 billion worldwide in 2013, according to a Fairtrade International report.
A voluntary marketing initiative means food brands can decide which products are suitable for marketing to children.
Coles has denied claims it’s forced suppliers to pay additional rebates for a new supply chain program.