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Noumi has raised $27m, with almost all proceeds going towards paying off the loan notes issued in March. Its Q3 results show impacts of Covid and climate events and KPMG is its new auditor.

Thorn Law has lodged a class action proceeding against a2 Milk in the High Court of New Zealand with similar allegations to the two filed in Australia.

The APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner was attended by 450 packaging and processing industry professionals, who gathered for the industry's night of nights to recognise this year's winners.

It's been a long time coming, the evolution of AUSPACK into an ell-encompassing trade show for packaging and processing, truly reflective of the industry represented by show owner the APPMA.

Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker Haigh’s Chocolates has outlined its 10-year growth strategy as well as plans to relocate to Chidda in North Adelaide.

Research into the genome of oats by Edith Cowan University, CSIRO and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research has revealed promising findings for coeliac disease and gluten intolerance.

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Which companies are the Top 10 for 2021? There are the stayers and new players jostling for the spotlight. Fonterra, JBS, CC Amatil, and Lion all held their spots as the top 4, but Asahi arrived with a splash.

Five companies recorded double digit climbs in the 2021 Top 100 with the big hitters Bega and Asahi reaping the benefits of major acquisitions.

Most sectors had some stand-out performers in this year’s Top 100. Agriculturally focused industries continued to make their mark, with meat processors and dairy companies performing well.

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Following the success of last year’s Arnott’s first Gluten Free range, Gluten Free versions of three more Arnott’s classic favourites will be landing on supermarket shelves from this month.

Sunny Queen Farms has launched two new liquid egg products in supermarkets across Australia in response to the growing appetite for nutritious and convenient food.

This May, Japanese whisky enthusiasts have a new liquid to get excited about: Fuji Single Grain Whiskey, made exclusively from the grain whiskey of the world-renowned Mt. Fuji Distillery.

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At AUSPACK 2022, Klockner Pentaplast (KP Australia) will be showcasing its latest packaging innovation for the sustainable protection of fresh foods that prevent food waste and extend shelf life.

Perth-based manufacturer of fibre-based linear-formed composite packs, Zipform Packaging, is investing in a new composite pack manufacturing line in Melbourne.

Labelmakers Group and Huhtamaki have teamed up for a joint recycling initiative in Victoria that will see recovered label production waste used as feedstock for Australian-made fibre-based egg cartons.

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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.

Packaging News

It's been a long time coming, the evolution of AUSPACK into an ell-encompassing trade show for packaging and processing, truly reflective of the industry represented by show owner the APPMA. And last night at the APPMA Gala Dinner during AUSPACK, the APPEX show was launched.

The APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner was attended by 450 packaging and processing industry professionals, who gathered for the industry's night of nights to recognise this year's winners: Foodmach, Fibre King, GS1, Packsize, Trimatt Systems and Laco Automation were victorious, with emerging leaders from HMPS and Rhima also recognised.

On the Matthews Australasia stand at AUSPACK today, CEO Mark Dingley announced the company's new strategic partnership with FreshChain Systems, enabling end-to-end fresh food traceability from farm to fork.