• Mark Ostryn, Grovers & Partners (Image supplied)
    Mark Ostryn, Grovers & Partners (Image supplied)
  • C-Biogenics founders (l-r) Hayley Robinson and Lynsey Koch. (Image: C-Biogencis)
    C-Biogenics founders (l-r) Hayley Robinson and Lynsey Koch. (Image: C-Biogencis)
  • C-Biogenics range: Gut Food and Calm Food. 
(Image: C-Biogencis)
    C-Biogenics range: Gut Food and Calm Food. (Image: C-Biogencis)
  • Moontide Distillery's Pearler's Gin (Image: Moontide Distillery)
    Moontide Distillery's Pearler's Gin (Image: Moontide Distillery)
  • Snack food company Tom & Luke is certified carbon neutral. Reason for such joy for founders Luke Cooper and Tom Dorman. (Image: supplied by Tide PR)
    Snack food company Tom & Luke is certified carbon neutral. Reason for such joy for founders Luke Cooper and Tom Dorman. (Image: supplied by Tide PR)
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The cover of our July edition - a conveyor system, designed and installed by FlexCAM, in full motion - is quite the visual representation of how many of us seem to be feeling at the moment.

While the team at FlexCAM are all about designing, building, and installing efficient, reliable and functional conveyor systems (page 12), sometimes it’s not that straightforward for humans. There are so many stories in this edition about progress - just keep swimming as that famous fish once said.

EDITOR’S PICKS

Mark Ostryn, Grovers & Partners (Image supplied)
Mark Ostryn, Grovers & Partners (Image supplied)

What makes your business valuable

In the last two years, the Australian food and beverage sector has grown by an average of 4.3 per cent per year, with some sub-sectors posting highly variable growth rates. Senior adviser Mark Ostryn from Groves & Partners provides analysis on a competitive market and what it means for owners keen to sell, or buyers looking to acquire. 

C-Biogenics founders (l-r) Hayley Robinson and Lynsey Koch. (Image: C-Biogencis)
C-Biogenics founders (l-r) Hayley Robinson and Lynsey Koch. (Image: C-Biogencis)

Rising Star: A functional mind and body

Clinical nutritionists Hayley Robinson and Lynsey Koch are passionate about helping people heal. Their start-up C-Biogenics Nutrition is allowing them to do so at scale. they have two products on the market - Gut Food and Calm Food - with more in the pipeline. They also provide insights into the power of bacteria in our Health & Functional Foods.  

Moontide Distillery's Pearler's Gin (Image: Moontide Distillery)

Profile: A cultured spirit

In Rubibi (Broome) on the remote north west coast of Western Australia’s Kimberly region, a distillery, pearl farm, and Indigenous company have come together to create a gin - the Pearler’s Gin - that embodies the flavours and spirit of the region. 

Snack food company Tom & Luke is certified carbon neutral. Reason for such joy for founders Luke Cooper and Tom Dorman. (Image: supplied by Tide PR)
Snack food company Tom & Luke is certified carbon neutral. Reason for such joy for founders Luke Cooper and Tom Dorman. (Image: supplied by Tide PR)

Packaging with care

the latest campaign promoting New Zealand’s environmentally conscious and ethically manufactured food and wine - Made with Care - also showcases the sector’s commitment to sustainable packaging. We take a look at five companies doing just that. 

Features this issue:

Health & Functional Foods – page 20

Ready Meals – page 24

Industry 4.0 & IIoT – page 28

Food Packaging – page 34

Packaging News

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.