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For dairy products, packaging is a key element of product survival. Jet Technologies managing director Daniel Malki explores some of the innovations in dairy packaging.

Treasury Wine Estates CEO Tim Ford says after two years of significant change, the company has momentum to grow earnings and navigate future uncertainty.

Woolworths Group managing director B2B & Everyday Needs, Claire Peters, has resigned to take on the role of vice president world wide at Amazon Fresh.

The latest data on Australians’ drinking habits reveals consumption of ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages is at an all-time high, while the number of Australians drinking alcohol has fallen overall. Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report found the disruptive shock of the pandemic is easing.

Australia’s $133.6 billion food and grocery manufacturing industry recorded a 0.9 per cent increase in turnover in 2020/21, despite a 17.1 per cent fall in exports, the AFGC's latest industry report found.

Tassal has entered a Scheme Implementation Deed with Canadian aquaculture company Cooke to acquire 100 per cent of Tassal for $5.23 per share. The Tassal board unanimously recommends shareholders vote in favour for the scheme.

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Which companies are the Top 10 for 2021? There are the stayers and new players jostling for the spotlight. Fonterra, JBS, CC Amatil, and Lion all held their spots as the top 4, but Asahi arrived with a splash.

Five companies recorded double digit climbs in the 2021 Top 100 with the big hitters Bega and Asahi reaping the benefits of major acquisitions.

Most sectors had some stand-out performers in this year’s Top 100. Agriculturally focused industries continued to make their mark, with meat processors and dairy companies performing well.

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S.Pellegrino has added a new flavour to its Essenza mineral water range: Blood Orange & Black Raspberry, with zero calories and targeted as a healthy alternative to soft drink.

Manly Spirits Co. Distillery are expanding their collection of RTD drinks with the Manly Spirits Whisky Highball, aimed at the craft beer drinker and ‘whisky-curious’ consumers.

Four Pines Brewing Company ready to drink brand Brookvale Union latest release is Vodka Lemon Squash, the first in its range to have six percent ABV.

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Soon after news broke of craft brewer Little Bang Brewing Company’s sale to South Australian Duxton Pubs Group, founder Ryan Davidson, spoke at a Dscoop event in Melbourne, during PacPrint.

Opal, in partnership with Dan Murphy’s, has designed and created an Australian-made, 100 per cent recycled and recyclable wine box for the Dan Picked wine delivery subscription service.

At AUSPACK 2022, Klockner Pentaplast (KP Australia) will be showcasing its latest packaging innovation for the sustainable protection of fresh foods that prevent food waste and extend shelf life.

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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.

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The former CEO of Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), Brooke Donnelly, has been appointed as general manager, Sustainability at Coles Group, and will start in the role on 3 October.

Digital flexibles packaging print producer ePac will build a second plant in Australia or New Zealand within 18 months, with the location yet be decided.

Orora’s Australian packaging operation delivered what the company said was a robust result for the financial year, with glass finding new markets, but it was in the US where the big growth took place.