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The pressure is on for food producers and processors to boost sustainability credentials. Jarrod Kinchington from Infor ANZ looks at what tools businesses can use to do so.

Aussies have some specific demands when it comes to plant-based burgers. Kerry's Jie Ying Lee and Catarina Rodrigues explain.

The organic industry is currently having the most significant discussion regarding regulation since the National Standard was established 20 years ago. Australian Organic Limited CEO Niki Ford explains.

Melbourne based non-alcoholic brewer Monceau Co. secured the backing of industry heavyweights in its seed funding round, raising $850,000 to fund expansion, NPD, and a hospitality venue.

A $29 million recycling plant investment is diverting almost two million plastic bottles from landfill, with owner Visy saying it can now produce a milk bottle made from 50 per cent recycled plastic.

Arnott’s has committed to transition its soft plastic packaging used on all biscuit packaging from multi to mono-material, so it is fully recyclable, by the end of 2023.

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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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As the weather is increasingly getting colder and with the winter months right around the corner, there is no better time to grab a warm cup of mulled wine.

SPC and Bega have launched a brave and possibly divisive mash-up: Vegemite Baked Beans, with the goal of putting some fun back into the baked beans aisle.

Chilean plant-based company NotCo is entering the Australian market with three of its best sellers, backed by AI and deep science to replicate meat's molecular structure.

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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.

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Australians have cast a resounding vote for political and social transformation, with climate action, gender equity and industrial relations reform in the spotlight this election. As Anthony Albanese takes the helm, and the ALP prepares to form government, PKN asked industry organisations who work closely with and lobby government, what the change will mean.

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Synergy Packaging by Pact Group Holdings, saying the acquisition is unlikely to reduce competition in Australia's rigid plastic packaging sector.

tna solutions celebrated its 40th anniversary under the banner of People, Planet, Prosperity at a gala dinner in Melbourne last week. The PKN team was there.