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In a surprise announcement, German supermarket giant Kaufland is exiting the Australian market. The decision leaves 200 people unemployed and myriad shocked contractors and third parties.

Corporate Knights’ Global 100 ranking of the most sustainable corporations has been released this week, with only three food and beverage producers making the list.

Keytone Dairy will launch its first range of frozen purees under its recently acquired Super Cubes brand, with minimum sales expected to be around $2.5 million in the first 12 months.

CUB’s Cascade Brewery has produced 360,000 cans of free drinking water to date, for distribution to communities around Australia whose water supplies are affected by natural disasters.

An algae bioreactor could make brewing a more carbon neutral process, with Sydney-based brewery Young Henrys teaming up with the University of Technology Sydney Climate Change Cluster (C3) to install a tank at its site.

Nestlé will invest around AU$3 billion to shift from virgin plastic to food-grade recycled plastics and establish a $377 million sustainable packaging venture fund to invest in start-up companies that focus on packaging innovation.

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

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Speciality Queen Garnet plums will arrive in stores around the country from this Australia Day long weekend, and will be the biggest crop since commercial production began in 2014, harvested from growers in five states.

Peters and Cadbury have teamed once again, this time bringing Cadbury Crème Egg into ice cream form. The limited edition range is available from this week until stock runs out.

Coles will launch lamington hot cross buns in stores in the lead up to Easter, following a survey which revealed 54 per cent of consumers would enjoy a lamington-flavoured bun.

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Cadbury has trialled new 100 per cent sustainably sourced recyclable paper wrapping for its chocolate products in New Zealand.

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.

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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

In a move hailed as a circular economy game changer and praised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Planet Ark, Nestlé has announced it will invest AU$3bn (CHF2bn) to shift from virgin plastic to food-grade recycled plastics.

Packaging and print businesses impacted by the fires will be able to claim a tax-free grant of up to $50,000 in a new initiative from the federal government.

Pact Group will divest its Contract Manufacturing division, in a move which CEO Sanjay Dayal says will simplify its portfolio and sharpen its focus on the core packaging business.