Stu Gregor is an upbeat guy. The rigours of the past 12 months could have been testing for many industries, but the boutique spirits industry is doing okay, according the founder of Four Pillars Gin.
A news report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has predicted an increase in prices for certain horticultural produce. This increase is expected to last till late 2021 due to a shortage of overseas labour.
AgriFutures Australia has unveiled a $2 million carbon initiative designed to investigate carbon management challenges. It will explore innovative products, practices and technologies that have the ability to improve carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) in Australia’s agricultural sector.
PhD student, Anne Johnston, is the recipient of Wine Australia’s Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award 2021.
Her research will explore agroecology – the use of nature’s ecosystem services in farming practices – in Australian viticulture and the obstacles that stand in the way of its adoption.
Australian consumers live in a world of abundant choices, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the food and beverage industry. You need only look down a supermarket aisle to see the plethora of brands and product lines, and the variety of the product sizing. While choice increases, so are consumer expectations.
The annual report titled The Online State of Australia’s Small Businesses 2021 found that while small Australian food and beverage businesses were the most the disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, they also were most likely to adapt and benefit.
Through their Raising the Bar initiative, Bundaberg Rum has been supplying ‘Bear Care’ packages worth $11.5 million in total to hospitality venues across Australia. In collaboration with global beverage company Diageo, over 1500 hospitality venues from North Queensland to Karratha are being supported by this initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next year will be a watershed year for Australia’s oldest and largest ingredients’ supplier, Langdon, as it marks its 170th birthday. As with any successful business, passion for the product and constant innovation are keys to keeping a brand relevant and at the cutting edge of its industry. That is why Langdon has unveiled a new look featuring a refreshed brand mark, strapline and vision to deliver “A World of Taste”.
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has partnered with sister association the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) to bring their annual salary survey to the Australasian Region.
Soulfresh has appointed Michael Davies as chief marketing officer, tasked with crafting and spearheading Soulfresh’s international growth as it continues to disrupt food markets across ANZ and Europe.
Meal kit company HelloFresh has seen a significant lift in the volume of orders as it expands its share of the New Zealand market and doubles its menu.
Woolworths has today announced plans to invest more than $50 million over the next three years to help equip its team with new skills and capabilities for the retail industry of the future.
Plant-based proteins are playing an increasingly vital role in modern diets — they’re nutrient-rich and far more sustainable than meat.