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The second year of an industry development program aimed at driving sector investment and job growth has launched in Queensland. Future Food's goal is to help food businesses to scale up.

Anheuser-Busch InBev will not proceed with its planned listing of its Asia Pacific unit on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, citing several factors including "prevailing market conditions".

An antioxidant found in red wine and blueberries is being dubbed by researchers as a potential supplement in preserving muscle mass and strength in astronauts heading to Mars.

Nestlé has developed a new 70 per cent dark chocolate from cocoa fruit, using leftover material from cocoa plants as the sweetener rather than adding sugar.

Fonterra will shave 11 years off its coal target by reducing its reliance on coal.

Universal Robina Corp, which owns Snack Brands Australia, and German-based snack food maker, Intersnack Group have announced a strategic partnership. URC will sell 40 per cent of its business in Australia and New Zealand to Intersnack.

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San Remo is adding gnocchi to its ready pasta portfolio, creating both a traditional and gluten free variety of the Italian dumpling-style pasta.

Murray River Organics has introduced its new range of coconut oils under its Pacific Organics brand, following the growth in coconut oil consumption from consumers.

Byron Bay Cookie Company’s first vegan, gluten- and dairy-free biscuit took 12 months to develop to ensure it stayed true to the brand's luxe reputation.

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FMCG brands are fast realising the power of the printed pack as a platform for driving consumer engagement, with AR technology advances taking this to the next level. At a forum in Sydney on 12 August, Campbell Arnott's will put AR to the test.

Sydney-based printing house Luminar has ramped up its digital pouch printing capabilities with the purchase of a mammoth new press – a move that could give food and beverage manufacturers a big boost.

From 2020, Coca-Cola will use 16,000 tonnes less of virgin plastic in Australia as it doubles its use of recycled plastic bottles in the Australian market.

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A water brand created by US actor, rapper and entrepreneur Jaden Smith has launched into Australia with packaging designed to ease plastic bottle pollution in the ocean.

Brewing luminary Chuck Hahn has taken Kosciuszko Brewing Company back to tins with a couple of innovations planned for the canning line.

Australian hydration-boosting drink PREPD is looking for a capital injection to expand its business and grow market share.

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FMCG brands are fast realising the power of the printed pack as a platform for driving consumer engagement, with AR technology advances taking this to the next level. At a forum in Sydney in August, Campbell Arnott's will put AR to the test.

Food delivery service Deliveroo has partnered with BioPak and reusable packaging startup Returnr to replace single-use takeaway packaging with sustainable solutions.

Queensland’s Food Technology and Manufacturing Exhibition returns to Brisbane on 28-30 July. This year’s theme is “Creating new lines in manufacturing” and aims to deliver nothing less.