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In a first for an Australian retailer, Woolworths Group has appointed a chief medical officer to help the company respond to COVID-19.

The Australian food & beverage manufacturing industry has been surprisingly resilient during COVID-19, an industry report from Interactive Analysis says.

The future of beer, the importance of yeast and talks from wine scientists are among the range of beverage production events forming part of National Science Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

Treasury Wine Estates has recorded a 25 per cent drop in net profit after tax, as new CEO Tim Ford sets out a revised five-year plan focused on premiumisation, global supply chain review and Penfolds separation.

Tasmanian Oyster Co has developed a new CO2-based laser etching process to etch a brand mark on shell, helping to identify and trace shellfish products across global markets.

Nestlé and Lion Dairy & Drinks are the latest producers partnering with Australian charity R U OK?, releasing limited edition packaging of popular products to support the cause.

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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 & beverage sector.

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

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

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Coopers Brewery is celebrating 20 years of its Vintage Ale, featuring Leabrook barley – named after the former site of the sixth-generation Australian family-owned brewery. It has also released a limited edition Hazy IPA.

The world’s fourth type of chocolate – ruby chocolate – is taking ice cream form as Magnum launches two new varieties in its Luxe range, paired with fruit.

Vetta Pasta is partnering with Rural Aid to launch a specially-marked pasta range, with 10 cents from each pack donated to the charity to support rural community initiatives.

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Calabria Family Wines has teamed up with Adelaide-based design agency Woodscannon to refresh the packaging design of its Richland series, which takes inspiration to the winery’s origin story.

Pernod Ricard is flipping its New Zealand wine brand Brancott Estate on its head, collaborating with Auckland-based studio Tried & True Design for a label design refresh.

The Natural Chip Co. has released its kid-friendly Veggie Rings, with a colourful and playful design, developed by Sydney-based studio Tweak.

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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

In a surprise announcement this week, Australia-based social enterprise Thankyou announced it is stopping production of Thankyou Water because it can no longer justify selling bottled water in single-use plastic.

Tasmanian Oyster Co has developed a new CO2-based laser etching process to etch a brand mark on shell, helping to identify and trace shellfish products across global markets.

CMTP recently announced it can now supply HACCP International Certified Hygiene pallets. The company said it can now produce a special range of its Pal-giene certified food-safe pallets.