Food & Beverage https://foodmag.com.au Fri, 25 May 2018 06:27:21 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 https://foodmag.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/prime-creative-media-50x50.png Food & Beverage https://foodmag.com.au 32 32 Stibo Systems holds first MDM conference https://foodmag.com.au/stibo-systems-holds-first-mdm-conference/ Fri, 25 May 2018 02:52:48 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=67785 Riding the success of their rapid growth for the year, Stibo Systems Australia was proud to host its first MDM Conference in the Australian region last week. The conference was held on May 16th, at the historic Customs House in the centre of Sydney. The conference included industry business leaders, consultant specialists and data experts … Continue reading Stibo Systems holds first MDM conference

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Riding the success of their rapid growth for the year, Stibo Systems Australia was proud to host its first MDM Conference in the Australian region last week. The conference was held on May 16th, at the historic Customs House in the centre of Sydney. The conference included industry business leaders, consultant specialists and data experts in attendance. Kicking off with keynote speaker Adam Ferrier, founder of Thinkerbell and a respected thought leader in the Science of Behavioural Economics and Creativity.

The event boasted a line-up of notable speakers including Anita Dorwald – COO of City Beach, Melissa Hayes – GM of marketing of Blackwoods/Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety, industry representatives from GS1 Australia among others.

The MDM Conference provided a forum for data management experts across all industries to be at the nexus of ideas and policies that will fundamentally change data management around the world.  Attendees explored critical topics such as industry data challenges, change enablement and readiness, customer centric design and protecting customer privacy.

“The conference brought together some of the industry’s top thought leaders to evolve and challenge the current thinking on master data management”, said the managing director of Stibo Systems Australia. “We are thrilled with the participation and engagement from this year’s event and look forward to pushing the boundaries with the Australian market in the next 12 months”

Capping the event was the Stibo Systems head of professional services to discuss the latest trends in protecting customer privacy. This is pertinent in light of the new wave of legislation including the 2018 amendment to the Australian Privacy Act (Notifiable Data Breaches), as well as the looming introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which becomes enforceable from today. The enduring question posed to the audience resonated well beyond the wrap of the conference; “Are you Ready?

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Orchard expansion to bring jobs to Gouldburn Valley https://foodmag.com.au/orchard-expansion-bring-jobs-gouldburn-valley/ Fri, 25 May 2018 01:36:32 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=67783 A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley will get funding from the Victorian state government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo Orchards will receive a grant from the government that will see the company expand, upgrade and employ more people. Pulford said, “We’ve worked closely with this business to facilitate investment, which will … Continue reading Orchard expansion to bring jobs to Gouldburn Valley

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A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley will get funding from the Victorian state government.

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo Orchards will receive a grant from the government that will see the company expand, upgrade and employ more people.

Pulford said, “We’ve worked closely with this business to facilitate investment, which will create new jobs right in the Goulburn Valley.”

Vigliaturo Orchards is a family-owned business in Ardmona that grows, packs and markets apples, pears and stone fruits and has received support from the Labor Government under the Regional Jobs Fund.

The $1.8 million expansion of its fruit packing and export facility has created 12 new full time equivalent jobs.

The project has doubled the size of the packing facility, developed additional cold storage and controlled atmosphere capacity, and enabled the purchase and installation of digital grading and packing technology.

The expansion and new technology will increase the company’s daily fruit handling and packing capability from 100 bins to 180 bins.

The Labor Government is supporting projects through its investment funds dedicated to regional Victoria, which focusses on building critical infrastructure, creating jobs, investing in communities and supporting new and emerging industries.

 

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Rabobank recommendations to respond to dairy-free https://foodmag.com.au/rabobank-recommendations-respond-dairy-free/ Fri, 25 May 2018 00:24:20 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=67781   Rabobank has said in a press release that dairy alternatives are on a rise as consumers are increasingly going dairy-free, particularly when it comes to fluid “milk” used on things like cereal or in coffees. More recently, biotechnology has entered the arena, brewing milk proteins through biofermentation. The time is right for the dairy … Continue reading Rabobank recommendations to respond to dairy-free

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Rabobank has said in a press release that dairy alternatives are on a rise as consumers are increasingly going dairy-free, particularly when it comes to fluid “milk” used on things like cereal or in coffees. More recently, biotechnology has entered the arena, brewing milk proteins through biofermentation.

The time is right for the dairy sector to reflect on the success of alternative dairy products and to consider applying those lessons to dairy, according to the latest Rabo Research global dairy report: Dare Not to Dairy – What the Rise of Dairy- Free Means for Dairy… and How the Industry Can Respond.

Rabobank said that their report pointed out that dairy alternatives have competed in the dairy space for decades, but competition has intensified as dairy alternatives broaden in types, styles, and categories of product. It also said global retail sales growth for dairy alternatives has soared at a rate of 8 per cent annually over the last ten years. With retail sales valued at $15.6b, dairy-free “milk” represented 12 per cent of total fluid milk and alternative sales globally in 2017, according to Euromonitor.

Nutrition, price, and flavour tend to favour dairy, but changing consumer perceptions around health, lifestyle choices, curiosity, and perceived sustainability are increasingly drawing more people to select dairy-free products.

“Global demand for dairy is expected to grow by 2.5 percent for years to come, with demand for non-fluid categories offsetting weak fluid milk sales,” says Tom Bailey, RaboResearch senior analyst – Dairy. “While it’s not essential to diversify into dairy alternatives, it would be wise for the dairy industry to at least learn one thing from the success of dairy alternatives, which may be putting the consumer first and trading in the old grass-to-glass model for glass- to-grass.”

The challenge for dairy lies mostly in fluid milk, where retail sales in western Europe (US$ 18.6bn) and the US (US$12.5bn) declined at an annual rate of 5 and 3 percent, respectively, in the five years to 2017, according to Euromonitor.

The results over the last five years have favoured dairy players who have invested in milk alternatives across the supply chain – from planting almond trees to buying brands. The investments in dairy alternatives have shown returns above standalone dairy.

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Australian start-up, TBSx3, joins GS1 Alliance Partner Program https://foodmag.com.au/australian-start-tbsx3-joins-gs1-alliance-partner-program/ Thu, 24 May 2018 03:59:05 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=67774 TBSx3, an Australian start-up committed to restoring trust to international trade using blockchain technology combined with the latest anti-counterfeit technologies have announced that they have joined GS1 Australia’s Alliance Partner Program. GS1 is a not-for-profit organisation providing standards, services and emerging technologies to help solve omni channel challenges and improve inventory accuracy, visibility and traceability … Continue reading Australian start-up, TBSx3, joins GS1 Alliance Partner Program

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TBSx3, an Australian start-up committed to restoring trust to international trade using blockchain technology combined with the latest anti-counterfeit technologies have announced that they have joined GS1 Australia’s Alliance Partner Program.

GS1 is a not-for-profit organisation providing standards, services and emerging technologies to help solve omni channel challenges and improve inventory accuracy, visibility and traceability of supply chains across physical and digital channels in the retail sector.

The team at TBSx3 have developed a blockchain solution that protects brands and their supply chains and empowers their consumers with product origin information. The TBSx3 system provides three essential supply chain capabilities and digitises all related documents such as Certificates of Origin: provenance, traceability through the custodian chain and authentication.

Pieter Vandevelde, chief revenue officer at TBSx3 said, “Our entry into the GS1 Australia Alliance Partner Program as an Associate Alliance Partner signifies our commitment to enable brands to protect their supply chains through end-to-end visibility using GS1 standards in both sea freight and air freight.”

“The TBSx3 technology also helps brand owners and retailers reassure their consumers that their products are genuine and safe. We use any packaging tracking technology such as QR, intaglio labels or NFC to connect brands with their consumers.”

TBSx3’s technology is supported by a global blockchain consortium of freight forwarders, shippers, sea and airport operators. The platform is next-gen SCM technology and is designed from the ground-up to run on blockchain technology.

GS1 Australia’s Manager – Business Development and Partnerships, Sean Sloan said, “The entry of TBSx3 into the Alliance Partner Program is a great asset to the Alliance Partner community and a significant investment in leveraging GS1 standards to uniquely identify items and exchange data across organisations using a common language.

“We look forward to working in partnership with TBSx3 in the Australian marketplace to combat the trade of counterfeit goods including food, wine, dairy, meat and pharmaceuticals using GS1 standards.”

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BrewDog given greenlight to build $30m Brisbane brewery https://foodmag.com.au/brewdog-given-greenlight-build-30m-brisbane-brewery/ Thu, 24 May 2018 03:05:29 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=67769 Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, has officially received the green light from the Brisbane City Council to begin construction of its $30m brewery in Murarrie, Brisbane. The development includes the construction of a 50hl, 3,000 sqm brewing and canning facility as well as a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre. BrewDog announced in February of this year … Continue reading BrewDog given greenlight to build $30m Brisbane brewery

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Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, has officially received the green light from the Brisbane City Council to begin construction of its $30m brewery in Murarrie, Brisbane. The development includes the construction of a 50hl, 3,000 sqm brewing and canning facility as well as a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre.

BrewDog announced in February of this year that it had settled on Brisbane as the home of its Australian headquarters. The development application was submitted mid-March and this week it was presented to the local council who gave their support for the development.

In building a brewery in Australia, BrewDog is shortening the distance between the people who make their beer and the people who drink it, ensuring Australians have access to the freshest BrewDog beer possible.

Brisbane City Council’s approval of BrewDog’s development application means that the brewery is now on schedule to start construction in July of this year.The building is due to be completed by the end of 2018, and the first Brisbane-brewed BrewDog beer should be released in the first quarter of 2019.

The brewery is planning a major launch party with the local community and fans from far and wide. Initially, the Brisbane brewery will focus on BrewDog’s core range, with world-famous beers such as Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club and Elvis Juice.

The brewery will also brew small batch beers with local ingredients from the Southern Hemisphere. Production volume is expected gradually rise up to 10 million litres per year over the first few years. The company has said that the launch of BrewDog Australia is expected to generate 150 jobs in the Brisbane area over the next 5 years.

Zarah Prior, director of BrewDog Australia said, “We couldn’t be happier to set up our brewing operation in the awesome area of Murarrie. We’ve seen incredible support from the local community, local brewers, and council in both Brisbane and the wider QLD region.”

Councillor Ryan Murphy (Doboy) said, “The local area of Murarrie and Cannon Hill don’t have a single pub in either suburb, now we’re getting the biggest brewery in all of Brisbane – residents are over the moon about this.”

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