For more than 40 years, Victorian-based Enmin has been building custom vibratory and material handling solutions for a myriad of applications and environments. The company’s knowledge and expertise in this area has seen their list of customers grow to include most of Australia’s leading food industry manufacturers. Enmin’s range of product handling and vibratory equipment … Continue reading Manufacturer can offer bespoke solutions for food industry
Free-from claims and smaller, more convenient pack sizes are important to younger consumers, research from a 2017 Nielsen report suggests. At the iba baking and snack trade fair, a panel of experts from the baked goods sector spoke about the importance of moving towards free-from and organic products. The forum, which took place on the … Continue reading Research shows younger generations care about free-from foods and small portions
A series of free workshops to be held across Australia in August and September will give growers help with pest and disease management. They will have the opportunity to hear from leading entomologists on how they can use integrated pest and disease management to help maintain orchard health and viability. The nine workshops will focus on pests and … Continue reading Workshops across Australia aim to help growers with pest and disease management
The Fine Food Australia trade expo in Melbourne in September attracts thousands of producers, including gourmet producers from NSW. Prodcuers come from places small and large, including Sydney, Snowy Mountains and Illawarra-Shoalhaven. NSW government minister for trade and industry Niall Blair said the “Flavours of NSW” stand at the event will feature stunning gourmet food and … Continue reading Melbourne food trade expo attracts a dozen producers from NSW
Why do products such as Cadbury Marvellous Creations’ popping candy chocolate and Chobani’s high-protein Greek yoghurt succeed, when others fall short of the mark? Because the people behind these products listen to consumers and offer the best packaging to get people grabbing for their products. Food innovation expert Angeline Achariya explains that companies often forget … Continue reading Consumers know best – the key to making new products flourish
The government of Victoria is helping a family owned bakery in Geelong expand its operations and create new jobs in the area. The Routley’s Bakery in North Geelong received a $187,500 grant from the government through its local industry fund for transition. The bakery is undergoing a $2.2 million expansion. Money from the grant has … Continue reading Expansion and government funding recipe for success at Geelong Bakery
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
Rabobank Australia and New Zealand has appointed Karin van Selm as group executive for wholesale banking. In her current role, as the bank’s general manager of corporate banking, van Selm provides for the increasingly complex requirements of Rabobank’s large corporate clients operating in the food and agribusiness sector. She’s worked in her current role with … Continue reading Rabobank appoints new group executive with extensive knowledge of food and agribusiness sector
With a combined 200 years of experience in the snacks industry, Heat and Control, and Ishida open their doors to industry people. The companies demonstrated their complete solutions in a snacks food production Open House event at the Ishida factory facility in Birmingham, UK. About 100 snack food producers visited the demonstration centre during a … Continue reading Heat and Control, and Ishida, open their doors to industry people
After 19 years, Dick Smith Foods is closing, as sales were already on a downward spiral in 2010. Owner, Dick Smith, said sales had continued to drop until about 2010. “At that stage, I was considering closing the business down. However, everyone came out with incredible support and I put in a lot of extra time … Continue reading Dick Smith Foods will be closing down over the next 12 months
Mindfulness and individual choice are at the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to food choices in 2018. Although these are not new trends, they are ongoing factors that continue to shape the consumer food market. Consumers are developing a more holistic way of questioning what they eat. Rather than random selection, they’re looking to … Continue reading Mindfulness is a key factor in people’s food choices for 2018
Practical Innovation helps food companies develop innovative products, with similar ideas to those used by start-up companies. The aim is to get companies, stuck in their old ways, to take more risks that will benefit them long-term. Practical Innovation pushes companies to break the old paradigm of marketing the same products on a reduced margin, … Continue reading Food companies can learn from start-ups, Practical Innovation says
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
From fruity drinks to coconut yoghurt, the finalists for the Food and Beverage Industry Awards 2018 shows the broad range of companies making their mark on the food industry. The prestigious awards program recognises successful and innovative people in the industry, including brands that have a focus on health, and companies that are committed to … Continue reading Food and Beverage Awards Industry finalists announced
Bega Cheese is expanding its reach by buying a Western Australian facility for $250 million. The company is purchasing Saputo Dairy Australia’s Koroit facility, which currently processes about 300ML of dairy products per year. Bega expects the facility to generate about $20m at its current intake per year. Items produced include milk, retail butter and … Continue reading Bega Cheese buys Western Australian dairy facility for $250m
IBISWorld has released its annual list of the Top 100 food and beverage companies in Australia. The list offers detailed insight into the largest companies in two of the nation’s most diverse subdivisions.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has reassured the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) that it will do what it can to ensure the Council’s Code of Conduct succeeds.
KUKA Robotics Australia has extended its Arctic range of palletising robots with the introduction of the new 700kg payload model.