Food & Beverage https://foodmag.com.au Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:16:42 +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 Survey shows ALDI is the most trusted brand in Australia https://foodmag.com.au/survey-shows-aldi-most-trusted-brand-in-australia/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:16:42 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=68514 A recent survey has bumped ALDI up the food chain as the most trusted supermarket brand in Australia. In the latest Roy Morgan Net Trust Score survey, ALDI is ahead of big names such as Qantas and Bunnings. The supermarket brand went from third place to first, in the July survey results. About 4,000 Australian … Continue reading Survey shows ALDI is the most trusted brand in Australia

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A recent survey has bumped ALDI up the food chain as the most trusted supermarket brand in Australia.

In the latest Roy Morgan Net Trust Score survey, ALDI is ahead of big names such as Qantas and Bunnings.

The supermarket brand went from third place to first, in the July survey results.

About 4,000 Australian were asked which brands they trusted and distrusted. The previous survey was conducted in April 2018.

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Conducted by Roy Morgan, the latest survey reveals ALDI has come in just ahead of insurer NRMA with Bendigo Bank, Qantas and Bunnings.

Qantas has fell from its number-one spot as Australia’s most trusted brand, to fourth position.

ALDI’s main supermarket rivals, Woolworths and Coles, are rated highly when considering trust but fell behind ALDI on net trust score.

Despite ALDI’s strong performance with the top net trust score of any brand, supermarkets as a category fall behind other industries such as automotive, consumer product brands, travel, and technology.

According to Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine, the importance of trust to a brand’s sustainable future is increasingly recognised as a key metric.

“Nowhere is a high level of trust more important than when it comes to the provision of the food we eat,” said Levine.

“The success of ALDI’s entrance to the Australian market has been built not only on discount prices but also a reputation for reliability and meeting the needs of consumers. ALDI’s ability to excel at its core competencies has built a level of trust in the Australian market without at the same time attracting the degree of distrust seen by its rivals,” she said.

“Measuring trust alone is never enough – we need to measure distrust and then subtract if from trust to reveal the accurate health of a brand. Although ALDI’s larger rivals both have high levels of trust, it is the number of Australians who express distrust in the two market leaders that they should be worried about,” said Levine.

The top brands in Australia ranked by the positive net trust score are:

  • ALDI
  • NRMA
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Qantas
  • Bunnings
  • Kmart
  • ABC Network
  • IGA
  • Australian Post
  • ING

Roy Morgan indicated that important drivers of trust include reliability, customer focus, knowledgeable staff, ease of contact and previous good experiences with the company.

Drivers of brand distrust revolve around perceptions of self-centredness, greed, and dishonest and deceitful business practices.

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Plans in place to grow garlic produced on Australian soil https://foodmag.com.au/new-framework-pushes-expand-australian-grown-garlic/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:10:15 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=68509 Australia’s garlic industry has developed a new framework to push the quality and amount of garlic grown on Australian soil. Only about 20 per cent of garlic sold in Australia is grown domestically. With the Farming Together program, growers aim to expand production of late-season garlic to meet market demand from April to November – … Continue reading Plans in place to grow garlic produced on Australian soil

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Australia’s garlic industry has developed a new framework to push the quality and amount of garlic grown on Australian soil.

Only about 20 per cent of garlic sold in Australia is grown domestically.

With the Farming Together program, growers aim to expand production of late-season garlic to meet market demand from April to November – a time when Australia normally imports garlic.

One of the project leaders, grower Bronwyn Richards, said Australia didn’t don’t grow enough garlic to meet demand in its own country.

Garlic was a crop well-suited to small-scale cultivation, often as a diversified crop alongside other primary production, said Richards.

A co-op of 30 garlic growers from Braidwood, NSW, developed a simple model for judging the quality of garlic presented for sale.

It supports growers to grow to that standard.

The program, backed by the Australian Government, supports small-scale growers meeting a demand for Australian-grown, chemical-free garlic.

“The aim for Braidwood is to eventually be a key growing area for some of these later varieties of garlic that like our cold climate,” said Richards.

“The development of a quality framework is a first in our industry.

“It documents how quality can be defined, judged and achieved. We have also developed a simple and easy-to-apply biosecurity plan that could be used by any garlic grower,” she said.

“It will help raise industry awareness of biosecurity issues across all stages of growing and moving garlic.

“Additionally, we believe the financial model developed for our project is scalable and has application to other co-operatives. The model can be contextualised for other industries and co-operative business structures.”

Involvement in the Farming Together program delivered immediate financial benefits to the group, said Richards.

Retail prices improved for the crop, and with a bulk purchase of mulch straw the group was saving $50 a bale.

Farming Together program director Lorraine Gordon said the project delivered learnings that would benefit the whole industry.

The program has been a two-year, $13.8m initiative from the Australian Government designed to help agricultural groups value-add, secure premium pricing, scale-up production, attract capital investment, earn new markets or secure lower input costs.

In two years Farming Together has had contact with more than 28,500 farmers.

The Farming Together pilot program was delivered by Southern Cross University and finished on 30 June 2018.

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Australian Made appoints new Chief Executive https://foodmag.com.au/australian-made-appoints-new-ce/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:21:37 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=68503 The Board of Australian Made Campaign has appointed Ben Lazzaro as its new chief executive. The organisation is responsible for promoting and administering the nation’s iconic green-and-gold Australian Made, Australian Grown logo. Lazzaro will succeed retiring chief executive, Ian Harrison, who steps down at the end of July. Lazzaro has an engineering and communications background … Continue reading Australian Made appoints new Chief Executive

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The Board of Australian Made Campaign has appointed Ben Lazzaro as its new chief executive.

The organisation is responsible for promoting and administering the nation’s iconic green-and-gold Australian Made, Australian Grown logo.

Lazzaro will succeed retiring chief executive, Ian Harrison, who steps down at the end of July.

Lazzaro has an engineering and communications background with more than 15 years’ experience across a variety of management, sales, marketing and communications roles in consultancy, agency and in-house capacities.

READ: Most Aussies look for food with Australian Made logo – research

He joined Australian Made in 2011 as a marketing and communications manager and in 2016 took on the role of deputy chief executive.

Australian Made campaign chairman, Glenn Cooper, said Lazzaro had been a key contributor to the success of the organisation and the Australian Made logo for many years.

“Ben’s combination of skills and experience, paired with his understanding of country of origin matters, have him ideally placed to lead the organisation into its next exciting chapter,” said Lazzaro.

Lazzaro said it was an honour to be given the opportunity to lead the organisation.

“While enormous progress has been made, there is opportunity for the Australian Made team to further strengthen this Australian icon, here and overseas.”

Mr Lazzaro acknowledged the leadership of the outgoing chief executive in establishing the Australian Made logo as Australia’s global product symbol.

“The logo has become one of the most powerful sales and marketing assets for businesses that make and grow products locally.

“It makes the Australian connection instantly, clearly and with authority, and is synonymous with quality and integrity,” said Lazzaro.

“The challenge ahead is to build on this success, evolve the Australian Made offering and continue to deliver value to Australian manufacturers and growers, as well as consumers the world over.”

Lazzaro will officially take on the role on the 1st of August 2018.

 

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Coopers Pale Ale getting cans https://foodmag.com.au/coopers-pale-ale-getting-cans/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:04:43 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=68498 Coopers Brewery is releasing Coopers Original Pale Ale in a can from August. Coopers sales and marketing director, Cam Pearce, said Coopers Original Pale Ale is market leader of the total pale ale market in Australia with 32.5 per cent share. “With increasing consumer demand for a can format, now is the right time to … Continue reading Coopers Pale Ale getting cans

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Coopers Brewery is releasing Coopers Original Pale Ale in a can from August.

Coopers sales and marketing director, Cam Pearce, said Coopers Original Pale Ale is market leader of the total pale ale market in Australia with 32.5 per cent share.

“With increasing consumer demand for a can format, now is the right time to release our flagship product in a can,” he said.

“Consumer demand ‎for beer in cans has accelerated over the past few years as we see cans appealing to a wider audience and also for those occasions where drinkers are looking for the versatility and convenience that a can format offers.”

Pearce said Coopers had been encouraged to offer the new can format for its Pale Ale on the back of the recent and highly successful launch of Session Ale in both bottles and cans, and the great uptake of the can offering in the product mix.

He said that as a result of Coopers Original Pale Ale being released in cans, the Dr Tim’s brand would be retired from the Coopers portfolio.

The new 375ml cans are the same price as 375ml bottles, although may vary at retail with promotional activity.

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Domino’s Pizza CEO’s pay packet tops a list of record-breaking earners in Australia https://foodmag.com.au/dominos-pizza-ceos-pay-packet-tops-list-record-breaking-earners-australia/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:47:47 +0000 https://foodmag.com.au/?p=68486 The Australian Domino’s Pizza CEO is earning more than a slice of pizza as he tops the list of highest payed bosses in the country. The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) found that the highest paid ASX200 CEO in the 2017 financial year was Don Meij from Domino’s. With more than $36 million to … Continue reading Domino’s Pizza CEO’s pay packet tops a list of record-breaking earners in Australia

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The Australian Domino’s Pizza CEO is earning more than a slice of pizza as he tops the list of highest payed bosses in the country.

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) found that the highest paid ASX200 CEO in the 2017 financial year was Don Meij from Domino’s.

With more than $36 million to his name that year, Meij’s earnings supersede CEO’s from other large companies in Australia.

The second highest earners were Peter and Steven Lowy from Westfield Corp, who earned about $25.9m.

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Macquarie Group’s CEO, Nicholas Moore wasn’t far off second place with a generous $25.2m.

Persistent and increasing bonus payments drove remuneration to record levels, according to the latest analysis from ACSI.

The pay packets have been the highest reported for ASX100 CEOs since the study began 17 years ago.

The report found that all but six of the 80 CEOs eligible for a bonus received one.

The median bonuses awarded to CEOs was at 70.5 per cent of their maximum entitlement.

ACSI chief executive Louise Davidson said at a time when public trust in businesses was low and wage growth was week, board decisions to pay large bonuses for hitting budget targets rather then for exceptional performance was “especially tone deaf”.

“This may be a sign that boards have lost sight of the link between a company’s social licence and the expectations of communities and investors.

“It’s a sad state of affairs when bonuses have become such a sure thing.”

If the issue was not addressed voluntarily, legislative intervention may be needed to give shareholders a greater say, Davidson said.

“We will be looking closely at bonus outcomes in the upcoming reporting season. If they’re not transparent and reflective of performance, we will be recommending that our members vote against those remuneration reports.”

There were too few female CEOs in the ASX200 for ACSI to analyse gender pay equality in its survey.

ACSI counted more CEOs called Andrew in the ASX100 sample than women.

Other top earners included Chris Rex from Ramsay Health Care at $22.3m and Alan Joyce from Qantas Airways at $11.2m.

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