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A University of Adelaide and industry collaboration has developed a digital platform to help grapegrowers optimise their irrigation and crop management.

The ready-to-eat and prepared meals market is set to be worth US$38.4 billion by 2023 in the APAC region, according to the latest research from GlobalData. APAC accounts for 32.5 per cent of the global RTE market and is the largest in the world.

Glad has announced a three-year partnership with REDcycle, the national soft plastic recycling initiative. The deal includes GladWrap and other Glad soft plastic products including Snaplock bags.

Family-owned fresh produce company Montague has had 5000 apple trees damaged by bushfire in Batlow, New South Wales, but has managed to keep majority of its orchard safe. The orchard manager is still assessing the affected crop.

PKN and stablemate Food & Drink Business will be hosting our third Women in Packaging Breakfast Forum, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Packaging, on 2 April in Melbourne.

Convenience and personal control will be the biggest consumer trends of 2020, according to the latest report released by Euromonitor International. It suggests while consumers aim to strike a balance between the two, brands must balance trust, security and delivering products that add value.

Australian food and beverage manufacturers have stepped-up to provide donations and financial support in the wake of the 2019-2020 bushfire disaster.

Australian food manufacturers are failing voluntary commitments to reduce salt levels in foods, a new study has found.

Family-owned McWilliam’s Wines has entered voluntary administration. The 141-year old company is one of the oldest winemakers in the country and has appointed KPMG as the administrator.

Projects to improve food supply chain traceability can apply for Department of Agriculture grants, the federal government has announced. It has allocated $4 million to the Traceability Grants Program.

Food & Drink Business has gathered the industry news you might've missed over the summer break into bitesize form, including the latest from a2 Milk, Coca-Cola Amatil, Fonterra & more.

At the end of 2019, the inaugural six food-based start-ups chosen to be a part of Mars Food Australia's Seeds of Change Accelerator program "graduated".

Woolworths Group will expand its Endeavour Drinks ventures in the lead up to its slated demerger, acquiring a “majority interest” in B2B drink specialist Shorty’s Liquor.

Monash University researchers have received a $100,000 Federal Government grant to explore the legal basis for protecting geographical indications (GI) for wines in trade agreements, as Australia’s Prosecco production is put under the spotlight.

Newly Weds Foods has acquired Top Taste from George Weston Foods for an undisclosed sum. The Top Taste factory in Kedron, Qld will be closed in the first half of 2020, with the operation moving to Newly Weds facility in Sydney.