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Vaughan Constructions has been awarded the contract to build Australia's largest distribution centre for German supermarket company, Kaufland. The $255 million facility will include more than 117,000 square metres of building area

Asahi Beverages is suing a Victorian food manufacturer for allegedly producing mouldy iced tea, after shoppers found “cotton ball-like” chunks in the drink. The Real Iced Tea products were recalled from supermarkets.

Woolworths has launched a partnership with UK-based food tech start-up Spoon Guru. Spoon Guru’s artificial intelligence (AI) patented software helps online retailers help consumers find the right foods through machine learning, nutritional and labelling information.

Coca-Cola Amatil announced it has reached its goal of women holding 30 per cent of board, senior executive and management positions in the company, ahead of its 2020 target.

Coles Group announced it will cut $1 billion from business costs by 2023, during a strategy update on 18 June. Savings were needed to offset rising costs of wages and utilities, Coles chief executive Steven Cain says.

The Australian Made, Australian Grown logo – the famous green and gold kangaroo – is now a registered trademark in Hong Kong.

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Australian gin-lovers can find two new entrants to the market this week, with Larrikin Gin introducing its new Cherry Lush and The Gin Society bringing in Juno Gin from across the ditch.

South Australian distillery Twenty Third Street Distillery is offering whisky lovers to personalise their own whisky by the barrel with its interactive 'Age your Own' experience.

Four Pillars is celebrating Negroni Week and 100 years of the Negroni by bottling the cocktail in a limited edition range, using its different gins for each variety.

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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.

Packaging is at a sustainability “tipping point”, with strong growth reported around the world for companies using ethical packaging.

Move over, goon bag. Pord marries art with high-quality wine to elevate the reputation of cask wine in Australia.

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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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A Collective Action Group has been announced to drive 2025 National Packaging Targets includes leading industry and government representatives. Big names like Visy and Pact Group, Nestle, Coca-Cola Amatil, and Coles, David Jones and Country Road are among the line-up.

Supermarket giant Aldi is committing to dramatically reducing its plastic packaging, saying it will axe it by a quarter within the next six years, and it will cease supply of many single use plastic products by the end of next year.

In a world first, FMCG giant Procter & Gamble is set to pilot skincare products in refillable containers, which it says could dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used in the beauty category.