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A distribution deal between Made Group and Coca-Cola Amatil will see its beverage brands Rokeby Farms and Impressed expand into 50,000 restaurants, cafes and convenience stores around the country.

The World Health Organisation's European division has criticised the region's baby food market as it found a large proportion of products are high in sugar and incorrectly marketed for children under the age of six months. WHO has developed a draft Nutrient Profile Model as a result to combat misleading marketed products.

Campbell Soup Co. announced it will sell its European snack food business, Kelsen Group, for $300 million to an affiliate of Italian company, Ferrero.

Thirty years ago the Brook family started making artisan mueslis in their kitchen. Now they produce more than 780 tonnes of products a year and have opened a whole new business venture, Cape Byron Distillery.

Craveable Brands, operating Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat stores across Australia and Asia, has been sold to PAG Asia Capital. It is the Hong Kong based private equity buyout arm of investment firm PAG.

Queensland’s Food Technology and Manufacturing Exhibition returns to Brisbane this month! The triennial FoodTech Qld expo is on 28-30 July 2019 (Sunday to Tuesday) at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year’s theme is “Creating new lines in manufacturing” and aims to deliver nothing less.

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Coles has introduced a new pasta sauce, Mum's Sause, to 800 of its stores around the country as part of a new fundraising initiative called Curing Homesickness, which aims to help sick children in hospitals across Australia.

A limited-edition range of ice cream flavours from Connoisseur will be in the freezer aisle from August, with flavours inspired by Australian native ingredients.

Pulled brisket fans can now find a new addition in stores, with Beak & Sons releasing its latest Beefy Burger with Pulled Brisket, made from 100 per cent beef.

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Sydney-based printing house Luminar has ramped up its digital pouch printing capabilities with the purchase of a mammoth new press – a move that could give food and beverage manufacturers a big boost.

From 2020, Coca-Cola will use 16,000 tonnes less of virgin plastic in Australia as it doubles its use of recycled plastic bottles in the Australian market.

Packaging is at a sustainability “tipping point”, with strong growth reported around the world for companies using ethical packaging.

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A water brand created by US actor, rapper and entrepreneur Jaden Smith has launched into Australia with packaging designed to ease plastic bottle pollution in the ocean.

Brewing luminary Chuck Hahn has taken Kosciuszko Brewing Company back to tins with a couple of innovations planned for the canning line.

Australian hydration-boosting drink PREPD is looking for a capital injection to expand its business and grow market share.

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Food delivery service Deliveroo has partnered with BioPak and reusable packaging startup Returnr to replace single-use takeaway packaging with sustainable solutions.

Queensland’s Food Technology and Manufacturing Exhibition returns to Brisbane on 28-30 July. This year’s theme is “Creating new lines in manufacturing” and aims to deliver nothing less.

Kellogg’s has stripped the colour from a range of its packs for a new partnership with Crayola that incorporates augmented reality technology.