Former head of Meat and Livestock Australia Richard Norton has been announced as the new CEO of Food Agility CRC. He will join the centre on 1 February.

Keg rental company Kegstar has appointed Stephen Hopkins as its new general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Korean company Maeil Dairies will purchase land and assets from Corio Bay Dairy Group for $13.5 million, after the company went into voluntary administration in August last year.

Dinnerly has made its way to the west coast, launching its service in Western Australia. It makes Dinnerly the first meal kit company to deliver across all Australian states and territories.

Despite around three out of four APAC consumers drinking less alcohol, the adoption of alternative drinks remains low, according to survey results from GlobalData.

Five employees from Huon Aquaculture have been arrested and charged for allegedly taking part in activity resulting in the reduction of stock records with an estimated inventory value of $2.1 million.

Following its nationwide distribution deal with 7-Eleven, Australian Primary Hemp (APH) has now secured an agreement with Woolworths to carry its Mt. Elephant baking range from March.

In its annual report on consumer trends Euromonitor International says sustainability, convenience and a new “phygital reality” are three developments that will influence business strategies.

CEO and managing director of Murray River Organics Group (MRG) Valentina Tripp has resigned, with CFO Birol Akdogan appointed acting CEO. Tripp said she is taking time out with her family and developing her non-executive career.

Health and Plant Protein Group (HPP) has announced a $385,000 investment in EVR Foods, Inc, the holding entity of the LAVVA brand.

PepsiCo expects to achieve 100% renewable electricity in Australia this year, as the global company commits to reducing GHG emissions across its entire value chain by 40% by 2030.

This year’s Finder Retail Awards analysed thousands of responses from Australian consumers to find their favourite brands, from jam to long-life milk.

Foodbank, the Australian Food & Grocery Council and the Australian Institute of Packaging are among 17 members forming the new $4 million body to help reduce the nation’s food waste by 2030.

Saputo Dairy Australia has renamed Coon Cheese to Cheer Cheese, following the company’s “careful and diligent review” to maintain the brand while also aligning with “current attitudes and perspectives”.

Murray River Organics has sold its table grape property in Merbein, Victoria for $5.5 million in aim to reduce the company’s debt.

Food tech company Naturo has secured a $1 million federal grant for its patented milk processing technology, which extends fresh milk’s shelf life to more than 60 days.