• Exciting kiwifruit season ahead

    August 27, 2008 0 comment

    The kiwifruit export season is shaping to be one of the best ever, according to the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, Zespri International.

  • Smart 2009 conference call for papers

    August 27, 2008 0 comment

    Potential Smart 2009 Conference speakers are reminded that the deadline for submitting applications to present a paper around this year’s theme ‘Bridging the Gap with Innovation and New Business Strategy’, is fast approaching – submissions close 3 October, 2008.

  • Smart Conference

    August 27, 2008 412 comments

    The Smart 2009 Conference takes place 10 to 11 June, 2009 at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

  • National Foods secures Dairy Farmers deal

    August 27, 2008 124 comments

    National Foods, the Australian unit of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings, will acquire all outstanding shares of Dairy Farmers in a deal valued at $910 million.

  • Striving for excellence

    August 27, 2008 329 comments

    Huon Aquaculture Group, Tasmania’s premium Atlantic salmon grower, marked the re-launch of its brand and subsequent name change on 1 August, as it continues to improve and expand.

  • Cadbury cuts 330 production jobs

    August 25, 2008 0 comment

    Last week staff at Cadbury plants in Australia and New Zealand were called to meetings to be told of the 330 redundancies, which are coupled with $153 million of capital investment across the factories to simplify chocolate-making operations.

  • Focus on safety in cold storage

    August 25, 2008 0 comment

    WorkSafe Victoria has released new guidance to help improve safety in the state’s cold storage operations.

  • Coopers to distribute Budweiser

    August 25, 2008 146 comments

    Coopers Brewery’s distribution company, Premium Beverages, has won the rights to distribute Budweiser beer in New Zealand from October 1 this year.

  • Is Kirin Holdings buying Dairy Farmers?

    August 25, 2008 0 comment

    Australian dairy company Dairy Farmers has reportedly decided to sell out to Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings.

  • Look what the cats are dragging in

    August 25, 2008 0 comment

    Cats with a fondness for gourmet meals are threatening fish supplies, an Australian scientist has said.

  • Goodman Fielder year profit down 88.4%

    August 25, 2008 275 comments

    Goodman Fielder has reported a fall in annual profit and has said it does not expect much improvement in earnings this financial year due to uncertainty surrounding the outlook for the economies of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Luwak the cat dragged in

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

    Mandailing Estate’s Kopi Luwak and Single Origin Coffees were Highly Commended at this year’s Awards. Kopi Luwak is the coffee made from the skat of the civet cat, the rarest beans in the world which creates the most perfectly processed and smoothest coffee on earth.

  • Causing a Stir-loin

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

    Developed to answer a consumer-driven need for more consistently tender product, Fishers Beef Sirloin was the Highly Commended entrant in this year’s Meat & Smallgoods Award.

  • The judges of Australia have made their choice

    August 22, 2008 229 comments

    Dine has been named the FOOD Challenge Awards winner in this year’s jam-packed Soups & Prepared Meals category.

  • Putting the beer in Beerenberg

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

    This year’s Highly Commended entrant was Beerenberg Coopers Ale Barbeque Sauce.

  • Don’t panic, it’s organic

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

    Organic Bubs, the innovative new range of 100% certified organic meals for under fives, has been named Highly Commended in this year’s Challenge Awards Ready Meals category.

  • Taking a snap at the Awards

    August 22, 2008 208 comments

    This year’s Confectionery Awards included the Highly Commended Croc Chocs – a product line of 20 gram, portion controlled, single serve chocolates in the shape of a crocodile.

  • Cargill meats the mark

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

    The world’s microwavable foods market is forecast to reach $79.5 billion by the end of the decade, and this year’s Meat & Smallgoods Award winner, Cargill Beef Australia, plans to be at the forefront of the boom.

  • Creative Food Solutions does it again

    August 22, 2008 467 comments

    In conjunction with ALDI, Creative Food Solutions have developed a range of ready to heat and serve restaurant quality meals for the retail market for their third Challenge win, this time in the highly contested Ready Meals Award.

  • Going nuts for Not Nuts

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

    The winner of this year’s Confectionery Award was Sweet William’s Not Nuts chocolate bar – a unique combination of creamy chocolate and roasted soy beans, inside a completely nut free chocolate bar, with all the crunch and taste of nuts.