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- Lion acquires minority stake in Schibello Coffee
Lion has acquired a minority stake in Schibello Coffee, which will continue to operate independently under the leadership of its founders, Ross Schinella and Anthony Sorbello.
- Packaging trends to watch in 2018: Mintel
Market intelligence agency Mintel has identified five trends it says will impact the global packaging industry next year.
- Plain packaging would cost food and beverage industry billions, study shows
Extending plain packaging laws to cover the food and beverage industry could cost businesses billions of dollars, new research shows.
- CSIRO helps develop high-fibre wheat
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is part of an international team that has developed a new type of wheat with 10 times the amount of fibre of regular wheat.
- GS1 partners with Foodbank to address hunger in Australia
GS1 Australia has partnered with Foodbank to help tackle Australia’s food insecurity crisis through the GS1 Australia Recall portal, with Foodbank subscribing to receive timely product recall and withdrawal notices.
- BioPak launches coffee cup composting service
Sustainable packaging producer BioPak has launched a composting service in Australia for food service packaging, including paper coffee cups, in a move designed to divert food scraps and food service packaging from landfill.
- Wine Australia and CSIRO sign $37 million investment agreement
Wine Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have signed a five-year $37 million co-investment agreement that covers research and development.
- Sugar concerns sour soft drinks sector
Sales of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) in Australia are under continued pressure as consumers reconsider their sugar intake, new research shows.
- Keeping energised through the night shift
It is especially important for people who have to deal with irregular sleep patterns to eat well. Christian Philippsen, managing director for Beneo in Asia-Pacific, explores how food manufacturers can deliver them healthier snack options, which provide sustained energy release without the subsequent crash.
- PFD Food Services expands distributions
Ranked 14 on the Australian Financial Review’s Top 500 Private Companies list for 2017, PFD Food Service can trace their company lineage back to the 1940s, proving themselves a commanding force in Australia’s $21.6 billion wholesale grocery market.
- Entries open for the ANZ 2018 PIDA Awards
Entries have opened for the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), which are designed to recognise companies and individuals making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.
- Export pressure mounts in beef industry
The global beef industry is expected to expand again in the coming year, with competition becoming more intense, according to Rabobank’s latest Global Beef Quarterly report.
- Fiji to host FAO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2018
Fiji will host the the 34th FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations announced on Friday.
- B&E Foods acquires Paul’s Poultry
Victorian meat and poultry processor Paul’s Poultry Group has been sold to B&E Foods for an undisclosed amount.
- T2 Tea launches Tmall Global flagship store
Australian tea retailer, T2 Tea, and Tmall Global, a cross-border business to consumer marketplace of Alibaba Group, are joining to open a flagship T2 Tea Tmall Global store to meet growing demand from Chinese customers with an appetite for international brands.
- LINAK introduces new IC actuator LA33
Many manufacturers of adjustable applications used within industrial automation are familiar with LINAK actuators like LA14, LA25, and LA36. Now a new mid-range “family” member completes the LINAK portfolio. Introducing the LA33 – a mid-range powerhouse LINAK has launched a new powerful actuator. The electric linear actuator LA33. It is a mid-range powerhouse built upon … Continue reading LINAK introduces new IC actuator LA33
- Vision inspection solution breaks rejection issue
An egg packer was having its products rejected by retailers because of poor quality control. The solution, a vision inspection system supplied by Matthews Australasia, not only solved the problem but also won the company the PACE Zenith Award for Manufacturing Control.
- Choice calls for clearer labelling on alcohol
Consumer group Choice has called for improved labelling on alcoholic drinks to help people compare their kilojoule options on beverages.
- CeMat Australia to explore Industry 4.0
CeMat Australia returns to Melbourne in July 2018, with the trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management set to explore Innovation and Industry 4.0; The Future of Intralogistics, Materials Handling and Supply Chain.
- APPMA to host Australian Pavilion at ProPak Asia
The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will once again support local businesses wanting to expand into Asia at ProPak Asia 2018, from 13-16 June in Bangkok, Thailand. The APPMA will be running the Australian Pavilion for the third year in 2018 and is inviting companies to exhibit. ProPak is considered the leading international … Continue reading APPMA to host Australian Pavilion at ProPak Asia