General Mills has today announced that it will be restructuring its Australian operations. Part of this restructure will mean the closure of General Mills’ manufacturing facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria along with the consolidation of its Australian manufacturing activity into an expanded production facility in Rooty Hill, New South Wales. The closure of the Mount Waverley … Continue reading General Mills announces major restructure & closure of Victorian facility
Market research company Euromonitor International’s white paper “Sustainability and the New Normal for Natural Resources” has revealed that reliable access to natural resources is of critical importance to governments, businesses and consumers. According to the whitepaper, in 2015, the World Economic Forum mentioned water crisis as the number one long-term global threat. Still underestimated by … Continue reading Global water crisis a concern for food and drinks makers
Potato has long been in the staple diet for the Australian diet. However, with rising global consumerism and increasing concerns over food security, the market looks to be turning towards alternative and more sustainable food sources. Australian inventor Andrew Dyhin from PotatoMagic in Melbourne has claimed to have achieved a breakthrough to save wasted potatoes. … Continue reading Have we finally entered the age of the Chato?
The Bundaberg Distilling Company (BDC), Australia’s most awarded rum distillery has released the limited edition Bundaberg Rum Master Distillers’ Collection (MDC) Solera, and the highly anticipated return of Bundaberg Rum Black. Launching at The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival on the 15th October, Bundaberg Rum Solera is a celebration of the modern era of premium rum. … Continue reading Bundy Rum gets all fancy with its new Master Distillers’ collection
Many Australian toddlers are consuming their recommended daily salt intake in just one sitting, an examination of supermarket toddler meals has found.
At the recent 49th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Convention in Brisbane, most leading Australian food and agribusiness industry experts agreed that while innovation is the key to ensuring a viable future for the food and agribusiness industry, the concern around foreign investment is impacting markets and hindering the collaboration. The … Continue reading Drop the ‘xenophobic’ attitude to trade says AIFST
DSM’s latest Global Insight Series report reveals that an overwhelming number of consumers of lactose-free dairy in emerging markets such as Colombia and China, say that their main purchase driver is the health appeal of lactose-free products, not merely lactose-intolerance. Based on an international consumer survey, comparing results in the mainstream low-lactose market in Finland … Continue reading New report shows growth of lactose-free dairy markets
Industry experts warn the Australian food industry is missing out on potential commercial gains by failing to tap into our world-leading research facilities. Not protecting our food and agribusiness sector from significant weather events could also place Australia’s export market into Asia in jeopardy. Former Federal Minister for Industry and Science, The Hon. Ian Macfarlane, … Continue reading Asian food security a ‘threat to Australian industry’ says former minister
Cadbury has presented the Australian Paralympic Team with thousands of personal messages of support from fans across the nation as part of their campaign to Bring on the Joy in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The activity forms part of Cadbury’s mission to rally Australians together and support the 2016 Australian Paralympic … Continue reading Cadbury sends off Australian Paralympic Team to Rio
Sanitarium’s Little BIG DASH is returning to Australia for 2016, offering an obstacle adventure designed to put the fun into physical activity for more than 20,000 kids and their parents. Family teams from two to six will tackle 3km of wild and wacky obstacles to reach the finish line, forming part of Sanitarium’s long-standing mission … Continue reading Sanitarium makes a bigger dash
Capgemini, a leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services has launched Backelite, a multi-award winning digital service design consultancy, in Australia.
According to a report on the ABC Rural program this morning, Coca Cola Amatil MD Alison Watkins has said that governments have no place meddling in local food manufacturing. During a conference held in Sydney, Ms Watkins said she also supported the need for greater foreign investment for food and agribusiness in Australia, instead of … Continue reading Coke boss wants less gov’t control but more foreign cash
Recent statistics from the United States Small Business Association show nearly 90 per cent of businesses fail within two years of experiencing a disaster.
The food industry’s commitment to actually reducing inappropriate food marketing to children is called into question by a paper published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.
Coca-Cola South Pacific has today announced the launch of their ‘Be More FANTA’ brand campaign, aimed at inspiring youth to embrace the playful, fun and vibrant side of life.
A report ranking multinational companies for their performance in marketing, labelling and nutrition says the world’s biggest food companies are too slow in reacting to the double burdens of obesity and undernutrition.
Coca-Cola South Pacific has launched the next phase of Sprite’s ‘Cut Through The Heat’ brand campaign, dedicated to inspiring and empowering Aussies to deal with life’s awkward moments.
Fast food giant McDonald’s has been under a cloud in recent years as its US customers turn to alternatives. In this “Fast food reinvented” series we explore what the sector is doing to keep customers hooked and sales rising.
Sanger, a leading Australian meat sales and marketing business and subsidiary of the newly formed Bindaree Beef Group announced the appointment of James Campbell as Chief Executive Officer.
Reader’s Digest has once again completed its annual Trusted Brands competition, recognising and rewarding manufacturers that have earned the public’s nod of approval.