Findings by GlobalData, a UK based data and analytics company, has shown canned wine is increasing in popularity as part of a rise in sustainability and health and wellness trends.
Botanical Innovations is small company going places. Founder and managing director, Kerry Ferguson, is passionate about her products, which are powder-based commodities such as apple cider vinegar, zero alcohol wine, as well as essential oils, which are ideal for the food, nutraceutical, and health and wellness industries.
Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm – Primary Connect – has commenced building works on its new Heathwood Distribution Centre (DC) in southeast Queensland. The 42,000 sqm temperature controlled facility – equivalent to more than three times the size of the Suncorp Stadium playing field – will enable fresher, faster and more efficient deliveries of around 4,000 frozen and chilled products to more than 260 stores across Queensland and northern New South Wales.
With recalls on the rise, along with their associated business costs, proactive food safety has become a top concern for food and beverage executives.
However, at the plant level the goals of reducing maintenance downtime, maximising output, and limiting waste also need to be prioritised alongside food safety.
Maintenance, operations, quality, health and safety, and sustainability leaders must work together to find solutions that mutually benefit all areas, but this is easier said than done.
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The Victorian Government is delivering further support for the state’s horticultural industry, providing an additional $19.3 million to support locals into jobs and cover the majority of the quarantine costs for Pacific Islander workers. Read more
SMC Corporation Australia/ New Zealand will showcase its technology at the upcoming Foodtech Packtech event in New Zealand. Read more
Peter Marks, Director of Foodmach, has passed away following a three-month battle with cancer. Read more
Nestlé is set to launch a vegan KitKat in 2021, called KitKat V, in response to customer demand for a plant-based alternative. Read more
Packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have partnered to create a laser microperforated compostable film that reduces food waste, plastic pollution and carbon emissions while doubling shelf-life. Read more
Coles is launching a new program to help make healthier living easier and more affordable for Australians, following the results of its biggest survey into the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Throughout food and beverage manufacturing, pure water is required for many processes and end products. Both OEMs of production skids, as well as end users, appreciate the importance of maintaining the water quality standards in the production loop. Read more
Gordon’s Gin has launched a Mediterranean-inspired Orange Distilled Gin.
Woolworths has today reinstated purchase limits on a range of essential products in Victoria both in-store and online. Read more
Goodness & Grains, which is Carman’s first foray into the ready-to-eat cereal category, was developed in response to consumers demanding more nutritious and delicious choices in aisle. The range consists of three delectable flavours: Sultana & Cinnamon, Almond & Coconut and Cranberry & Vanilla.
The Arnott’s Group has signed an agreement to acquire cereal and snacks business Diver Foods as part of plans to launch a new business division, Good Food Partners.
Next year will be a watershed year for Australia’s oldest and largest ingredients’ supplier, Langdon, as it marks its 170th birthday. As with any successful business, passion for the product and constant innovation are keys to keeping a brand relevant and at the cutting edge of its industry. That is why Langdon has unveiled a new look featuring a refreshed brand mark, strapline and vision to deliver “A World of Taste”.
Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things have been buzzwords in the food and beverage industry for the past few years. Yet, as highlighted in a recent survey, uptake is still stagnant, with only 20 per cent of companies having implemented solutions that could help them become more efficient, productive and competitive using the technology. Even more worrying is another 40 per cent know that they would benefit from such initiatives but have yet to do anything about it. That leaves a huge 40 per cent who aren’t even thinking about doing anything at the present time.
North America’s packaging industry saw a rise of 59 per cent in overall deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
The concept of remote working has been around for a while – first introduced by IBM in the 1980s – but it skyrocketed in popularity in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This option has gone from being a novel, sought-out benefit for many workers to becoming the norm, with some companies choosing to go fully remote in order to keep costs down and reduce the chances of infection. However, as top human resources experts have argued, this isn’t always the best-case scenario for some employees.
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