A new 30 per cent tariff on imports of chickpeas and lentils to India will hit Australia’s two most important pulse crops hard in the middle of the harvest season when much of the export trade is getting under way for the year, Pulse Australia says.
Reforms in Argentina are opening opportunities for Australian companies in South America’s second-largest economy, a new report shows.
Arrow Energy has announced plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast industrial gas shortage. The planned expansion of Arrow’s Tipton operations is expected to involve 90 new wells in the initial phase and another 180 wells over the next 25 years. It will also include new gathering … Continue reading Arrow Energy set to fix manufacturers’ energy woes
FMCG giant Woolworths has posted its strongest sales growth in seven years- with sales rising 4.5 per cent in the March quarter, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review (AFR). This figure was well above market forecasts between 3.2 per cent and 3.6 per cent and compared is the strongest quarter for Woolworths … Continue reading It’s full steam ahead for Woolies
Agriculture and food minister Alannah MacTiernan has called for road repairs in Western Australia after the region was hit by flooding. She has identified roads in Ravensthorpe, 540km south-east of Perth, as a priority after the collapse of the South Coast Highway has caused stock losses and damage to fences and top soil. According to … Continue reading WA food stocks hit after roads damaged by flooding
Australia’s ready-meal sector will surpass $1 billion in the near future and a shift towards healthier eating is playing a major part, it has been claimed. Paul Hitchcock, CEO of Patties Foods, has said the company is seeking new acquisitions with projections showing the huge growth in the market. Having recently acquired Australian Wholefoods, he … Continue reading Patties CEO says more takeovers on the table
NiceLabel, one of the world’s leading developers of label and marking productivity software solutions has helped dairy company Arla Foods find a standardised label management solution for all of its industrial printers. NiceLabel’s technology enabled this large food manufacturer to significantly reduce costs and increase label accuracy and productivity. A critical part of Arla’s brand identity … Continue reading Dairy company reduces costs with label management system
Refresh Group has acquired Sydney-based bottled water supplier Aquazuro Australia, with the intention to integrate Aquazuro’s bottled water delivery business into its existing operations. Aside from Neverfail, owned by Coca-Cola Amatil, Refresh is the only other company in the home and office delivery segment of the bottled water market that operates in multiple locations, according … Continue reading Refresh Group acquires bottled water supplier Aquazuro
As the hype around 3D printing continues to grow, red meat has been identified as the next product that could benefit substantially from the technology. According to experts, 3D printing could result in added value to current secondary cuts, trims and products by developing “meat ink”. For example, the technology could be used in the … Continue reading Red meat: the next product to be revolutionised by 3D printing
According to a story from the Voice of America (VoA), some of China’s largest food suppliers have stopped selling Brazilian beef and poultry following a scandal over Brazil’s meat processing industry. While Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of beef, fears over Brazilian meat safety have increased since police accused inspectors of taking bribes … Continue reading Chinese supermarkets stop selling Brazilian meat
Omron electronics has released its entry level controller, NX1P, designed for small to midsize production machines. Based on the Sysmas (System for Machine Automation Control) platform, the controller features advanced motion control and networking for onsite IoT. It is battery free and reduces machine maintenance, featuring an SD memory card slot to restore, back-up and … Continue reading Small-to-medium machine automation controller
Mencom’s T-Type Hygienic rectangular connectors are designed for installation on food industry machines and systems. The food safe and self-extinguishing thermoplastic material is easily cleanable and resistant to the cleaning and sanitising agents commonly used in food processing factories. There are two series available in the Hygienic enclosures, T-Type/H and T-Type/C. T-Type/H is designed for … Continue reading Food safe rectantgular connectors
Bounce has announced their latest addition to the Bounce Bites range – introducing Cacao Peanut Crunch. Made from 100% nut butter combined with crunchy peanuts, sweet dates and rich cacao, this delicious creation is naturally preserved with coconut oil and rosemary extract. The little nuggets of goodness are gluten free, GMO free, vegetarian friendly and … Continue reading New Cacao Peanut Crunch from Bounce
New data reveals Australia’s beverage trends, from beer and spirits to zero alcohol Beverage purchase data from pubs and bars across major Australian cities reveals the types of drinks we may be consuming at functions in the lead up to Christmas and New Year’s. At these establishments, beer is Australia’s favourite beverage – even among … Continue reading What will Aussies be drinking these holidays?
Jungheinrich has launched an entry-level range of pallet trucks for low-duty applications. This new range of electric pedestrian trucks is designed for retailers, print shops, workshops or garden centers, or even small to medium-sized businesses that routinely need to move heavy individual items. The range includes EJE M13 (1300kg) and EJE M15 (1500kg) electric pedestrian … Continue reading Pallet trucks for SME’s
Omron electronics has released its entry level controller, NX1P, designed for small to midsize production machines. Based on the Sysmas (System for Machine Automation Control) platform, the controller features advanced motion control and networking for onsite IoT. It is battery free and reduces machine maintenance, featuring an SD memory card slot to restore, back-up and … Continue reading Machine automation controller
The new GEMÜ 4242 combi switchbox is suitable for secure and fast applications in most food and other types of process plants. It is small, compact and light, and is ideal for pneumatically operated linear actuators. With its integrated 3/2-way pilot valve made of anodized aluminium or stainless steel, the new combi switchbox 4242 from GEMÜ, … Continue reading New switchbox for food processing plants
Netball Victoria has announced that Mother Earth has formed a new partnership with our Clinics and Camps program in 2017. Mother Earth is the flagship brand of Prolife Foods New Zealand, manufacturer and producers of the Mother Earth range of snacks, nuts and spreads including Baked Oaty Slices, Fruit Sticks and Brekkie on the Go! “We … Continue reading Mother Earth to partner with Netball Victoria
One year ago today, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force. From this date, Australian wine exporters could claim preferential tariff reductions through accompanying wine consignments with a ChAFTA Certificate of Origin. Australian wine exports have had two tariff reductions since the entering of force of ChAFTA. For most wine, the rate has … Continue reading Aussie wine exporters celebrate ChAFTA’s anniversary
The hunt is on for fine wines across Australia worthy of raising a glass to, with entries for the prestigious Royal Queensland Wine Show (RQWS) opening today. Chief Judge David Bicknell will lead a team of expert judges for his second year at the helm, as they sniff, swirl and taste their way through the … Continue reading Entries set to pour in for Australia’s best wine