Nestlé has announced that its Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90 per cent of the Smarties range, as 10 per cent was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging. Smarties is the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, removing approximately 250 million plastic packs sold globally every year.
Home-brewed local brand, Vacay Alcoholic Seltzer, launched into the seltzer scene in October 2020 and has since grown at a rapid pace with their sights set on going global – launching in Europe this March, followed by Asia and North America shortly after.
In what has been a tough year for small businesses, yet there is one North Eastern Victorian business has been making strides. Putting the many ups and downs of 2020 behind them, Glenrowan-based business King Valley Popcorn is preparing to secure an international patent for an invention that could change the gluten-free world forever; popcorn flour.
The Australian soups sector is projected to grow from $509.9 million in 2019 to A$588 m in 2024 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9 per cent, according to data analytics company GlobalData.
McDonald’s Australia has announced it will introduce RSPCA-approved chicken across all restaurants nationwide from February, 2021.
Adelaide Food Fringe festival today announced a return for a second shot at an inaugural year with an expanded festival program of 9 days from Friday 7 May to Sunday 16 May 2021, a celebration of pubs called “International Pub Week” and a new poster featuring artwork by much-loved Adelaide artist, Billie Justice Thomson and the opening of all registrations for food and beverage events.
Teetotalism trends in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming increasingly prevalent, with approximately three out of four (71 per cent) of consumers drinking less alcohol in August 2020, according to a survey by leading data and analytics company GlobalData. However, the adoption of alternative soft drinks remains low, at only one in five consumers.
The global food and beverage robotic system integration market for pick and place application is estimated to be valued at US$ 17.5 million in 2017 and is projected to reach US$ 40.1 million by 2025, according to a new market study published by Coherent Market Insights.
Good growing conditions have delivered high fruit quality and doubled the yield of the Queen Garnet plum, which is now available in stores.
By Mirjana Prica, managing director, FIAL
Food and agribusinesses are well acquainted with navigating challenges – drought, floods, fires, trade tensions, and changing consumer expectations.
The board of Murray River Organics Group has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and managing Director Valentina Tripp and the appointment of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Birol Akdogan as interim CEO, both effective immediately.
Entries are now open for the 2021 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards for Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) have designed the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.
Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has announced three key trends for the global food, drink, and foodservice industries, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around the ‘now’ (next 12 months), the ‘next’ (18 months+), and the ‘future’ (five+ years) of consumer behaviour:
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Saputo Dairy Australia, the operating subsidiary of Saputo. in Australia, is hereby issuing this media release to announce Cheer Cheese is the new name for Coon cheese in Australia. The name change follows Saputo’s careful and diligent review to honour the brand-affinity felt by our consumers while aligning with current attitudes and perspectives.
Pizza Hut Australia has made a strategic move as it continues to take a larger slice of the food-on-the-go consumer spend. The business has begun trialling service station kiosks to bring further accessibility to the brand. Driven by Allegro Funds, Pizza Hut has partnered with Euro Garages Australia and has opened its second kiosk in a Liverpool based service station in New South Wales, with a third planned to open in early 2021.
Whole Foods Market is a large American supermarket chain with a focus on organic products and has over 500 stores across the United States of America. Whole Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon. Read more
Directly injecting steam as a means of sterilising and diluting liquid drink products is a well-established technique for beverages such as plant-based milk products, which are experiencing a boost in popularity. According to reports, sales of vegan-friendly, plant-based milks have surged over the past two years. In response to this increased customer demand, HRS Heat Exchangers has added a new Direct Steam Injection System to its established range of pasteurisation and sterilisation systems.