Managing director of Australian Wine Research Institute Dr Dan Johnson is leaving to take up a position as Pro Vice Chancellor Research Innovation at Macquarie University. Brian Walsh is stepping down as Wine Australia chair.

Keytone Dairy will acquire Australian health and wellness brand Super Cubes for $726,000 plus an earn-out subject to performance milestones. This follows Keytone’s acquisition of Omniblend in June for $22.6 million.

Australia’s largest wine promotion, Aussie Wine Month, was launched in the US by the Australian Women In Wine Awards in Chelsea, New York this week. The awards acknowledge the work of women in the Australian wine community.

Project delivery company Wiley has established an office in Launceston, Tasmania to better service clients in the state.

Former Asahi Premium Beverages CEO Greg Ellery has been appointed chair of Metro Food Co, which manufactures the Keep It Cleaner health food brand.

Experiential marketing start-up Brandcrush has raised $1 million to build its domestic business while further developing its offering in the US.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told Food & Drink Business he won't comment on the proposed takeover of Bellamy's Australia by China's Mengniu Dairy Company.

Perfection Fresh has acquired Queensland-based strawberry distribution and marketing business, Berry Yummy Marketing. It includes exclusive licences to new varieties from Plant Sciences Inc.

Family-owned fresh produce company Montague has announced a $54 million construction for its new packaging and export distribution centre, based in Narre Warren North, Victoria.

Endeavour Drinks has acquired South Australian-based winery Chapel Hill, ahead of its demerger from Woolworths Group.

Industry 4.0 delivers retail engagement – and it doesn't get much cooler than cobots serving you in a Melbourne ice cream bar. Lindy Hughson went behind the scenes at the world-first retail execution to sample wares delivered by the revolutionary technology.

In late 2017, Coopers Brewery opened one of the most technically advanced malting plants in the world. Almost two years on, Kim Berry caught up with the company’s malting manager Dr Doug Stewart.

Carlton & United Breweries has acquired Adelaide-based Riot Wine Co, which sells wine exclusively in kegs and cans.

Bellamy's Australia has entered a Scheme Implementation Deed which will see China's Mengniu Dairy Company acquire 100 per cent of Bellamy's issued shares. The Board has unanimously endorsed the offer.

Shepparton Partners Collective has announced the appointment of Robert Giles as the CEO of SPC Ardmona, three months after buying the business from Coca-Cola Amatil for $40 million.