Last Friday , over 170 people from the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the QLD Supply Chain and Logistics Conference (QSCLC) spent their Christmas Party packing over 1100 hampers for Foodbank to provide to those in need during … Continue reading Packaging & supply chain bodies pack Xmas hampers worth $120,000
The Chairman of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG), Philip Tracy, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Ari Mervis as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of MG and MG Responsible Entity Limited. He will commence on Monday, 13 February 2017. Commenting on the appointment of Mr Mervis, Mr Tracy … Continue reading Ari Mervis appointed CEO and MD of Murray Goulburn
Twinings has released a new blend, Twinings Morning Tea, created by Master Tea Blender Philippa Thacker and 10th generation Twining, Stephen Twining, due to hit shelves late January 2017. “Speaking with dozens of Australian women during my recent tour around Australia, I discovered what women really wanted from a cup of tea was refreshment, and … Continue reading Twinings releases new tea blend
Annies Fruit Bars, a subsidiary of Kono NZ, has been named as the Best Kids Food Product in the 2016 Munch Foods Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, are run by Munch, an eco-friendly New Zealand company that makes and markets products and offers ideas and recipes online to feed the family. The … Continue reading Annies Fruit Bars clean up at the Munch Awards
ELIX Polymers has launched a new ABS grade for use in products that come into contact with food and which also require extra toughness and resistance to high temperatures. Target applications include kitchenware, products for preparation and storage of food, and also toys. The new M545TF grade will enhance the company’s Healthcare portfolio, which already … Continue reading ELIX Polymers launches new food grade contact material
When it comes to choosing a bulk packaging system, every business has its own unique needs. There are different types of bulk packaging systems available on the market, and each machine comes with its own uses and advantages. Some focus more on outer packaging functions such as forming, cleaning, and sealing. Others focus more on … Continue reading What bulk packaging system should you choose?
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
Rosella is set to unveil a new logo this November, which the company claims will be the most dramatic change in the company’s visual identity for 20 years. According to Senior Brand Manager, Kristine Dalton, “The most immediate change is the rosella bird itself. We have revisited the grassroots of our original logo whilst preserving the distinctive, … Continue reading Rosella flies off with new branding
According to a story this morning in The Age, jobs at food producer SPC Ardmona hang in the balance after Woolworths said it would be ending its canned tomatoes deal with SPC and wouldn’t say whether it will retain a five-year agreement struck in 2014 for other private-label tinned fruit. At the same time, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ … Continue reading SPC workers fear getting canned
Coca-Cola has announced details of Powerade’s new Australian Summer campaign ‘Smash the Sweat’. The campaign is designed to encourage consumers to smash the sticky, humid conditions associated with the season through the launch of limited edition Powerade sport-themed ‘shrink packs’ aimed at generating cut-through during the key summer period. The strategy, said the company, revolves around … Continue reading Coca-Cola launches Aussie summer ‘sweat smasher’ with sports stars
This year, Pickering Transport secured a contract with the Coca Cola Company to service Mid-West and Southern NSW.
Eternity Meat, a meat wholesale company based in Balliang, Victoria had recently struggled to keep up with customer demand until they sought a non-traditional finance option.
Logistics solutions company Brambles and The Global FoodBanking Network Team Up to help alleviate world hunger and reduce food waste.
Making brandy cool again and appealing to millennials with a growing appreciation for boutique spirits are the goals of a new distillery opened today by a leading Australian beverage company. Bickford’s Australia has launched a craft range of spirits under the 23rd Street label at a reinvented distillery in South Australia’s Riverland. The 23rd St … Continue reading South Australia banking on a brandy re-branding
A strategic partnership between Result Group and IDlocate brings together the printing expertise of Result and IDlocate’s consumer-facing authentication platform.
The NHVR has launched a national supply chain survey ahead of an education campaign about chain of responsibility requirements.
The Australian Logistics Council has pushed for a renewed wave of national productivity that can help Australia’s supply chain industry deliver economic and social benefits to the community.
A new technology that detects allergens in food products has been awarded the Food Industry Innovation Award at the 49th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Convention. The Allergen Bureau was awarded the prestigious accolade at a ceremony on Monday night at the AIFST Convention at Brisbane’s Exhibition and Convention Centre for … Continue reading Food allergy innovation a hit at AIFST 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
‘New directions’ in packaging and labelling technology are a strong feature of today’s market – and the latest is digital direct-to-container print. It may, indeed, be a disruptive technology, as the new Direct Digital Printing Technology for Labeling & Product Decoration AWAreness Report 2016 demonstrates. This latest addition to AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ portfolio of … Continue reading Report highlights new directions for packaging