Entries to the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) are closing this Friday, 5 March. Created by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the award recognises individuals and companies who have significantly contributed within their field.
The ABARES Outlook 2021 will be held as a virtual conference for the first time beginning from the 2 to the 5 of March. With over 1200 delegates registered, the conference will focus on navigating the challenges and opportunities for Australia’s growing agriculture sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food and beverage manufacturers, whether they are an SME or multinational, are always looking for new ideas, new recipes – the next big thing in terms of trends within the industry. Every part of the world has its own speciality that is associated with its region – the spices of the Indian subcontinent, the processed meats of northern Europe, the chilli sauces of central and South America, and the rice-based dishes of southeast Asia are just a few.
By Daisy Li, Associate Director, Food and Drink, Mintel
Texture is the new innovation frontier in the food and drink industry. Besides spicing up the taste experience by adding various food textures, it is also perceived to link with mood enhancement. More than half of Chinese consumers would like to try a new chocolate featuring rich texture. It is a good opportunity for chocolate brands to incorporate various textures to dial up the indulgent experience with chocolate.
Proposed earlier this month, the Distilled Spirits Aotearoa (NZ) Incorporated (DSA) announced the New Zealand Whisky Regulations have been officially accepted into the DSA regulations on Tuesday.
Consumption of liquid milk within China has been increasing rapidly since 2020 with growing imports from New Zealand and EU. Australia’s import volumes, however, have remained flat despite increased demand.
The Banksia Foundation revealed the dates of its 32nd Banksia Sustainability Awards, which will be held virtually from March 23 to the 24, featuring some of Australia’s sustainability success stories.
Under Cocoa-Cola Amatil’s newly announced ‘2020-2040 Sustainability Ambitions’, ten sustainable objectives have been announced in attempt to positively contribute to the communities and markets in which they operate in.
A new article released today by ABARES and CSIRO analyses how five megatrends are influencing Australia’s food and fibre industries in the years to come.
Released yesterday by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the 2020 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) revealed a deterioration of global food security for a second year in a row with increased inequality and climate risks.
A New South Wales mixed farming business, previously described as “heavily in drought and practically a dustbowl”, has produced a record breaking canola harvest of 7.16 tonnes/hectare.
As Australia’s largest manufacturing industry, food and beverage processing has needed to adapt to consumer needs and trends to remain cutting edge, especially in response to the global pandemic. There is now more demand than ever for local production and supporting Australian businesses.
By Paul Kau and Bridget Mainland, Golder
With every merger and acquisition (M&A) deal comes a range of potentially significant risks. You don’t want to unnecessarily pay more for an asset than it’s worth, and you certainly don’t want expensive surprises or obstacles once you’ve already signed on the bottom line. That’s why it’s essential to understand, as fully as possible, just what you’re getting into.
The Kelloggs Australia Charitable Foundation (KACF) will be partnering with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) over a three-year period which focuses on tackling hunger in remote Australian communities.
Enabled through a new partnership with Endeavor Marketplace, Australian online retailer, Kōloa Rum Company announced its expansion into Australia markets through Dan Murphy’s online platforms.
A new partnership between Nestle’s Professional and Grabox Kitchens is being celebrated with the introduction of a limited-edition plant-based patty while representing the potential future for virtual ‘delivery only’ brands.
The short answer is yes. Stainless steel conveyors are specifically designed to meet the strict hygienic requirements of the food and beverage industry where regular wash downs are a critical part of the daily manufacturing routine. However, knowing where to use them on your production line can save you a lot of money.
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.