Nestlé is selling off toffees, licorice and other confectionery in New Zealand. The company is saying goodbye to lollies, but it’s staying in the business of producing chocolate and baking goods for the New Zealand market. RJ’s in New Zealand will purchase the Mackintosh’s, Heards, Oddfellows, Black Knight and Fabulicious Red Licorice brands from Nestlé. The … Continue reading Nestlé sells off confectionery brands in New Zealand
Golden North has been judged Australia’s best ice cream in an independent customer survey by Canstar Blue.
Allen’s has welcomed a new Fruit & Cream of the Crop to its lolly line-up. Australians officially chose the Blackberry & Cream to join favourites Strawberries & Cream and Peaches & Cream in Allen’s Fruits & Cream Mix, launching exclusively at Woolworths this February. The announcement follows a nationwide vote that saw luscious Blackberry & … Continue reading Blackberry & Cream crowned Allen’s Fruit & Cream of the Crop
A line-up of three new fruit and cream flavours are auditioning to become the Allen’s Fruit & Cream of the Crop, and it’s up to lolly lovers across the country to have their say and pick the winner. Allen’s is calling on fans nationwide to cast their vote at allenslollies.com.au/vote and decide which delicious flavour … Continue reading Allen’s invites Australians to pick favourite lolly
Sydney-based turnaround firm Allegro Funds has purchased Everest Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of premium ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen desserts. Established in 1958 and based in Melbourne, Everest Foods’ brands include NorgenVaaz and Gelateria brands and the Everest gelato brand. The company has a unique platform underpinned by leading agile production capabilities, long-standing … Continue reading Allegro Funds buys Everest Foods
Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has come up with a new type of chocolate ‘Ruby’ which has an intense taste and characteristic pinkish colour.
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
Kitkat has collaborated with former MasterChef contestant, Reynold Poernomo, to craft a limited edition chocolate dessert – Kitkat Secret Garden.
B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD. These Panel PCs are suited for use in harsh environments and are the perfect visualisation devices for Box PCs while at the same time offering easy and flexible mounting options. With a … Continue reading Rugged panel PCs for food makers
According to a story on ABC Online, freeze-dried food could be the solution to saving billions of dollars worth of wasted produce. Australians dispose of $10 billion worth of food every year and according to Foodwise, with $2.76 billion of that is fresh produce. Queensland food processor Freeze Dry Industries has fast become an outlet for … Continue reading Freeze dried food could be the answer to food waste
XTS Hygienic, the stainless steel version of the eXtended Transport System from Beckhoff, opens up a wide spectrum of new applications for processing and filling liquids. Allowing optimal cleanability with the high protection rating of IP 69K, very good chemical resistance and without any hidden corners, edges or undercuts, the hygienic design offers maximum production … Continue reading Hygienic transport system for food makers
FMCG giant Woolworths has posted its strongest sales growth in seven years- with sales rising 4.5 per cent in the March quarter, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review (AFR). This figure was well above market forecasts between 3.2 per cent and 3.6 per cent and compared is the strongest quarter for Woolworths … Continue reading It’s full steam ahead for Woolies
A new study has found that despite consumers’ decreased sugar intake, Australian obesity rates are higher than ever. In recent years, scientists have linked excessive sugar consumption with obesity. This has led to a number of initiatives to decrease added or refined sugars in Australia’s food and beverages. The nation has recently experienced the biggest … Continue reading Australian obesity increases despite lower sugar intake
It’s the mystery of all mysteries of science. Why is it that humans are so unusual compared to all other life? The key to solving this riddle lies in explaining the evolution of our large brains and exceptional intelligence. For as long as humanity has been contemplating our existence we must surely have been struck … Continue reading Food for thought? Diet helps explain unique human brainpower
A study by statistics firm Statista researched 43,000 consumers from 49 different countries to determine the world’s most respected ‘Made in’ labels. According to the study, Australia ranks 14th. Germany ranked first, receiving 100 index points, closely followed by Switzerland with 98 index points. Other nations in the top five include the EU as … Continue reading ‘Made in Australia’ label ranked #14 globally
Australia’s ready-meal sector will surpass $1 billion in the near future and a shift towards healthier eating is playing a major part, it has been claimed. Paul Hitchcock, CEO of Patties Foods, has said the company is seeking new acquisitions with projections showing the huge growth in the market. Having recently acquired Australian Wholefoods, he … Continue reading Patties CEO says more takeovers on the table
The third biggest wine company in China is planning a $80 million winery based in Australia, which it hope will rival exporters to the Chinese market. Weilong Grape Wine Company is proposing to expand its Grand Dragon brand to Mildura, only several kilometres from the Karadoc winery in north-west Victoria. The move presents “one of … Continue reading Chinese wine company searches for Australian vineyards
According to the AFR, Patties Foods has swallowed up South Australia’s Australian Wholefoods. In what is looking very much like a pattern, Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), which bought out Patties Food in 2016 and then followed that up by buying Leader Foods, has now devoured Australian Wholefoods, thereby allowing it to push into additional categories of the food services … Continue reading Patties Foods buys up Australian Wholefoods
Beston Global Food (BFC) has announced that its Parmesan cheese is back in production at Murray Bridge after a five-year hiatus. Beston this week began production of its first batches of the popular hard cheese destined for consumers across the country, and overseas. BFC Chief Executive Officer, Sean Ebert, said while the Company’s specialist cheesemakers … Continue reading Beston brings back its Parmesan cheese
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has welcomed news that Carlton United Breweries (CUB) has ended its VB sponsorship with Cricket Australia (CA). The demise of VB’s 20-year sponsorship with CA, estimated to be worth $65 million over the past five years is one of more than 20 alcohol-related sponsorships in Australian cricket. The … Continue reading Doctors cheer at last drinks for VB and Cricket Australia