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With the removal of restrictions across states and transitioning into a COVID-19 norm, Woolworths has announced all team members must be vaccinated in the coming months to keep working.

Asahi Beverages has expanded its initiative to buy barley direct from farmers, with seven New South Wales growers now supplying the company’s Yatala brewery in Queensland.

Coles has announced new working regulations which requires all staff members to be vaccinated in the coming months unless a valid exemption is presented.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, Dairy Australia and the Australian Dairy Products Federation have published a sustainable packaging roadmap for the dairy industry.

In an Australian-first in the mayonnaise category, Goodman Fielder has changed the packaging for Praise Mayo and Aioli, with bottles and jars made by Pact Group using 100% recycled PET.

Packaging for Sanitarium’s flagship Weet-Bix brand will now include the Australasian Recycling Label, reflecting its commitment to sustainability with 100 per cent recyclable packaging.

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In collaboration with leading research firm IBISWorld, Food & Drink Business presents its annual Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report for 2020.

We take a look at the Top 10 Australian companies – the industry’s largest by annual revenue – in the Top 100 Australian Food & Drink Companies 2020 report.

Which companies moved up the list in Australia's Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report this year.

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Known for its Polish Rye Vodka, Belvedere is launching an innovative and multi-layered botanical infusions flavour range, the ‘Organic Infusions’ Organic Vodka Soda.

Manufactured by Mark Anthony Group, leading hard seltzer brand White Claw is expanding its product range with the launch of its refreshing Watermelon flavour.

Gourmet cracker company Olina’s Bakehouse latest release are Seeded Snackers, a bite-sized whole seed snack. Made with 81 per cent whole seeds, they have a 5 Star Health Rating.

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The dairy industry has come out in strong support of a new $38m plastic recycling facility in Laverton, which will pave the way for increased use of recycled HDPE in milk bottles and other food packaging.

Winemaker Hentley Farm and wine tech company Cellr have developed a label that allows customers to experience the winery’s The Creation project.

Planet Protector Packaging has achieved top honours in the WEConnect International Rise to the Challenge awards for its flagship Woolpack product and added nine new companies to its client list.

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In Australia 4.1 million tonnes of edible food is wasted annually, with more than half coming from the commercial food sector. Yume and Suez have partnered to do something to do about it. Doris Prodanovic writes.

For leading Australasian brewer Lion, 2019 was a watershed. For more than a decade the company had been implementing a range of sustainability initiatives, but last year saw an acceleration of its commitments. Kim Berry reports.

For a company with a large variety of packaging formats, driving a sustainability agenda is not for the faint-hearted, but Mars Food Australia is stepping up to the challenge. Kim Berry writes.

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Australian eco-startup Zero Co, innovator of a closed loop packaging model for cleaning products, has smashed the country’s record for the largest crowdfunding campaign in history, raising $5 million in just six hours and 27 minutes.

In line with its ambitious sustainability targets, food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has changed the packaging for Praise Mayo and Aioli, with bottles and jars made by Pact Group using 100% recycled PET.

APCO, in partnership with Dairy Australia and the ADPF, has published a sustainable packaging roadmap for the dairy industry in a bid to fuel the sector’s 2025 National Packaging Targets.