Mike Wheeler

Montague and Arcella sign agreement

Montague, one of Australia’s largest fruit growers, has signed an initial two-year lease agreement with Mareeba-based Arcella Bananas Company. The agreement will see Arcella use the Montague produce and packing facility in Brisbane to ripen their bananas.

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Universal Robots sells 50,000th collaborative robot

Collaborative robots – or cobots – remain the fastest growing segment of industrial automation, projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.37 per cent  between 2020 to 2025. Cobot market company Universal Robots (UR) just sold it 50,000th UR cobot, which was purchased by a German manufacturer to enable higher productivity and improved employee safety.

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Lark Distilling launches Double Tawny single malt whisky

Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. has unveiled its latest dark and fruity single malt whisky, Double Tawny. The limited release from Lark’s Coal Valley Distillery elevates it’s signature Classic Cask single malt whisky to sensational new heights.

On the nose, Double Tawny is punchy and fruity, with notes of rich tawny, dark chocolate, apple and blackcurrant crumble with old oak, leather-bound books and toffee. Flavours of vanilla custard, Lark’s signature candied orange peel, rich toffee and oak develop on the palate, leading to the unmissable tang of rich dark fruit to remnants of oak and smoke.

Food and beverage lead the way in COVID-19 hygiene solutions

Whether it be a hospital, aged care facility, catering or any other commercial kitchen, the way these premises will be designed and built has changed forever according to Total Construction’s Tony Tate and Rob Blythman. Tate, the company’s general manager of Food and Beverage, and Blythman, who is the general manager of Total’s Engineering Construction Group, both know that the pandemic has altered the way processes are carried out in order to make sure customers stay healthy.
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Top drink trends for 2021

Experts at the Kentucky-based beverage development company, Flavorman, have announced the drink flavor trends to watch for in 2021. Driven by the long-term effects of an on-going pandemic, this year’s forecast is shaping up to be focused on flavours that drive experience in a socially distant landscape.

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