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Taste and nutrition company Kerry is set to build a technology and innovation centre of excellence in Queensland. The site will also be the company’s new headquarters for Australia and New Zealand.

Five peak bodies across Australia are urging the ACCC not to greenlight Woolworths Group’s proposed acquisition of PFD Food Services, calling out the retailer’s “track record of anti-competitive behaviour” and citing concern for the potential damage to small businesses in the supply chain.

Boortmalt NV has announced plans to reopen its malting facility at Cavan, South Australia from the middle of this year. Boortmalt operates in Australia as Joe White Malting.

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has launched 2021 Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show by calling on Australian producers to enter the competition.

Queensland-based Barambah Organics has acquired yoghurt business five:am from PZ Cussons. It will sit alongside Barambah’s growing artisan portfolio.

In a quest to stand out in a crowded market and attract new drinkers, some Australian craft brewers have headed to the dessert cart. Joshua Gliddon talks to those embracing the sweet.

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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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After 12 years since production ceased, McCain Foods Smiles are back in freezer aisles across the country and can be cooked in half its traditional time.

The Fry Family Food Co has expanded its plant-based range with the release of its first pea protein product.

Five Krispy Kreme flavours are taking biscuit form, as the doughnut brand teams up with Arnott’s to create a new range of teeVee snacks.

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Hungry Jack's has launched its biggest on-pack promotion – UNO at Hungry Jack's – delivered by a cross-industry collaboration between the fast food chain, Result Group, TLC Marketing, Multi-color Corporation and Detpak.

Fresh Fodder, boutique producer of hand-crafted dips, has recently tripled its productivity rates with the help of the Ilpra FS2500 Rotary Cup Filler, which is part of Jet Technologies’ packaging and lidding range.

Grinders Coffee is now offering a range of industrially compostable capsules for its coffee as it helps combat the challenges of collection and processing when it comes to coffee capsule recycling.

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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

EXCLUSIVE: In a triumph for smart packaging, flexo and digital printing, and promotional marketing, Hungry Jack's has launched the biggest ever on-pack campaign, delivered by a cross-industry collaboration between Result Group, TLC Marketing, Multi-color Corporation, Detpak and Hungry Jack's.

The government went big on the 2021-22 budget, with packaging businesses among those set to benefit from the treasurer’s $75bn recovery strategy.

Paper and board packaging manufacturer Detpak has partnered with US-based Eco-Products to bring its range of compostable foodservice packaging to Australia and New Zealand.