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Thomas Foods International has acquired a 50 per cent stake in meat processing company Frew International. In an unrelated sale, the company has agreed to sell its fresh potato business to Mitolo Family Farms.

Foodpro will be held from 25-28 July 2021 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, a shift from the Melbourne location planned for this year.

April was the worst month on record for beer, wine and spirits sales, a report on the impact of COVID-19 on the drinks industry says. Beer sales dropped 44 per cent and cider fell 61 per cent, it said.

The aquaculture industry in Northern Australia is expected to grow five-fold and exceed $1.34 billion within the next decade, as found in the latest report from the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA).

One of the world’s largest chocolate and cocoa product manufacturers Barry Callebaut Group has acquired Australian B2B chocolate manufacturer GKC Foods.

Red Kangaroo Beverages has announced a deal with the Korean manufacturing and distribution company Binggrae. It will see its functional beverage Kanguru stocked in 24,000 South Korean stores.

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Welcome to the Food & Drink Business annual report of Australia's Top 100 Food & Drink Companies. In collaboration with market research firm IBISWorld, we give you the scorecard ranking by revenue of Australia's heaviest hitters in food and beverage.

Every year in The Top 100 Australian Food & Drink Companies report, created in collaboration with IBISWorld, we take a look at which companies have shot up the ranks.

We take a look at the Top 10 Australian companies – the industry’s biggest by annual revenue – in the Top 100 Australian Food & Drink Companies 2019 report, developed in collaboration with IBISWorld.

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Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry brings you the latest news in the food and beverage sector.

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry brings you the latest news in the food and beverage sector.

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry brings you the latest news in the food and beverage sector.

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Vegan brioche buns from The Fry Family Food Co will hit Woolworths shelves around the country this week, adding a new element to the plant-based burger meal.

Krispy Kreme is partnering with Snickers for two limited-edition releases – the Snickers Ring Doughnut and the Snickers Inspired Filled Doughnut – available from this weekend.

Bulla Dairy Foods’ Choc Tops will be available to buy in stores for a limited time from this week, shifting the usual distribution model from cinemas and into Coles.

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Brisbane-based Beforeyouspeak Coffee has updated its packaging design in time for the launch of its first ready-to-drink (RTD) range, working with local suppliers for the new boxes and cans.

Smart packaging builds better connection with consumers while also driving greater innovation. Trust Codes head of strategy Emma Wheeler explains.

With 2DBarcode technology, food safety is entering a new era in retail. There is a need to change the way food is managed in the supply chain to ensure safety, and a trial at Woolworths proved successful.

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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

Plastic packaging is among the flotsam washing up on East Coast beaches after cargo vessel APL England on Sunday lost 40 shipping containers overboard in heavy weather.

Foodmach has beat deadlines to get surgical mask-making machines designed, built, and running to help boost the Australian supply of this essential piece of PPE.

PacPrint, the four-day show held in conjunction with Visual Impact and the Label & Packaging Expo, will now be held from 28 September through 1 October next year.