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A University of Adelaide and industry collaboration has developed a digital platform to help grapegrowers optimise their irrigation and crop management.

The ready-to-eat and prepared meals market is set to be worth US$38.4 billion by 2023 in the APAC region, according to the latest research from GlobalData. APAC accounts for 32.5 per cent of the global RTE market and is the largest in the world.

Glad has announced a three-year partnership with REDcycle, the national soft plastic recycling initiative. The deal includes GladWrap and other Glad soft plastic products including Snaplock bags.

Family-owned fresh produce company Montague has had 5000 apple trees damaged by bushfire in Batlow, New South Wales, but has managed to keep majority of its orchard safe. The orchard manager is still assessing the affected crop.

PKN and stablemate Food & Drink Business will be hosting our third Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Packaging, on 2 April in Melbourne.

Convenience and personal control will be the biggest consumer trends of 2020, according to the latest report released by Euromonitor International. It suggests while consumers aim to strike a balance between the two, brands must balance trust, security and delivering products that add value.

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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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Health and wellness company Coco Earth has brought its Nootropic Oil to the Australian market, aiming to boost brain function and burn fat.

Menz FruChocs are the number one selling choc bite in South Australia, with the original apricot and peach variety regarded as a state icon. The latest flavour to join the FruChoc family is mango.

Patties Finger Foods has released its new range of vegetarian bites and croquettes in stores around the country, offering a savoury, meat-free option for every party occasion.

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The Australian Institute of Packaging is partnering with the IoPP to launch the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course in Australia in 2020. The residential course aims to bring attendees one step closer to becoming a certified packaging professional.

On the back of the recent breakthrough launch of a 90 per cent food grade recycled ‘Squeezy’ Sauce Bottle, Sydney-based manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging, Wellman Packaging, has stepped up again to announce that it is 100 per cent rPET ready.

CHEP, Biopak, Panasonic, and Amgen were among the companies recognised at the annual Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Awards in Melbourne this week.

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Smallgoods and meat producer D’Orsogna expects to double its production capacity at its new $66 million facility. Doris Prodanovic reports.

Sidel and Tetra Pak have 
teamed up to develop the new manufacturing line at Bickford’s $20 million production facility in South Australia, helping expand the beverage producer into dairy. By Doris Prodanovic.

Building a $125 million, 55,000 square metre distribution centre was not something the founder of Drakes Supermarkets Roger Drake ever imagined would be a part of the business. He caught up with Kim Berry to explain how it came to be.

Packaging News

Joe Foster of O.F Pack has been recognised with an international Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award for this year’s WorldStars.

Convenience and personal control will be the biggest consumer trends of 2020, according to Euromonitor International's latest report. It suggests while consumers aim to strike a balance between the two, brands must balance trust, security and delivering products that add value.

Visy is reportedly squaring off against two private equity firms in the battle for Owens-Illinois (OI)’s Australian and New Zealand assets.