Gravox and St Vincent De Paul Society’s ‘Buy a Boat’ auction initiative featuring upcycled bespoke gravy boats has raised $1900 for those in need this festive season.

In a major boost for the potential uptake of Packamama’s eco-flat rPET wine bottles in Australia, the company has opened a bottling facility in Cudal, NSW, in collaboration with Tamburlaine Organic Wines.

The gross value of production for Australian avocados was estimated at $574 million in 2022-23, a return to the 2020/21 level, according to Avocados Australia’s Facts at a Glance 2022/23 Report.

The House Standing Committee on Agriculture enquiry into food security has recommended the government implement a tax incentive program based on the Food Waste Tax Incentive that was developed by KPMG and the Fight Food Waste CRC.

As 2023 draws to a close, Rabobank says the global dairy market is walking on a tightrope of limited ‘new’ milk and sluggish demand. However, its Global Dairy Quarterly Q4 2023 report shows the market transitioning to the next phase, with prices increasing through 2024.

SunRice Group was awarded the Agribusiness Food and Beverages Award at the 61st Australian Export Awards. After 70 years in business, SunRice sells 35 brands into more than 50 countries.

Openway Food Co has achieved B Corp Certification. Co-founder Gavin Evans gave Food & Drink Business the run-down on achieving the globally recognised accolade after an 18-month application process.

In its latest industry report, food and beverage export development agency, Incite, found that for 75 per cent of Asian importers and distributors, less than 25 per cent of products pitched to them convert into partnerships.

Mitolo Family Farms has been named the Woolworths 2023 Overall Trade Partner of the Year. Woolworths’ Trade Partner Awards recognise excellence across thousands of its trade partners. Nestlé, Fix & Fogg and Mondelez also took out awards across 14 categories. 

Part of the Australian food manufacturing landscape since 1878, Rinoldi is celebrating 15 years of its partnership with Foodbank’s Collaborative Supply Program.

Following its AGM, the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has announced the new formation of its board for the 2023 to 2027 term, combining a mix of experienced industry leaders and talents.

Ingham’s has expanded its capacity by 40 per cent in Victoria, Australia and 50 per cent in New Zealand to meet demand, while focusing on sustainability projects.

In the last few years, the retail landscape has witnessed the rise of eCommerce, and is now dealing with growing demands for personalisation, omnichannel fulfilment and faster delivery options. AutoStore ANZ outlines the key trends to watch in 2024.

A crunchy superfood, macadamias are one of Australia’s biggest horticultural exports, bringing in over $300 million per year. However, ninety per cent of households aren’t adding them to the shopping trolley. Food & Drink Business spoke to Australian Macadamias marketing manager Jacqui Price for a look inside the shell.

Functional beverage company Kommunity Brew has secured several partnerships with independent grocers across the country, including QE Foods, Harris Farms, LaManna Supermarket, Hill Street Grocer, The Good Grocer IGAs, and Flannery’s.

Greg Picker has been elected as chair of the Australian Refrigeration Council board, taking over from Michael Bennett, who is retiring.