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Australian solutions platform Winedepot has launched its 10,000-pallet climate-controlled national distribution centre in the Albury-Wodonga region.

Packaging automation integrator Foodmach has appointed Chris Yule as national sales manager, effective immediately.

Cadbury will be giving away one million chocolate products as part of its Generous Aussies campaign, celebrating its 1800 team members across Australia as well as 60 community groups and businesses.

Freedom Foods Group managing director and CEO Rory Macleod has taken leave pending a further announcement in news that has shocked the market. It comes a day after its CFO and company secretary Campbell Nicholas resigned.

A researcher from the University of Melbourne is calling on tighter regulations and improved packaging practices to reduce the amount of incorrect labelling on food products, which is causing “too many” allergic reactions.

Nestlé is rebranding two popular Australian products Red Skins and Chicos which have been labelled as offensive by consumers for years.

Meal delivery company Youfoodz and Coles have expanded their partnership with Youfoodz meals now available in all 820 Coles supermarkets Australia-wide.

The Sydney International Wine Competition will go ahead this year, with the judging schedule moved back by a month, a reduced judging panel, as well as entries restricted to a maximum of 1300.

Tech start-up Winerytale is seeking to raise up to US$1.25 million to roll out its augmented reality platform to wine markets such as Australia and New Zealand, as it aims to attract millennials and encourage users to discover the story behind each wine.

Dairy farmers across Australia can apply for grants to improve energy efficiency and reduce power bills through the federal government’s Energy Efficient Communities program. Grants of up to $22,000 are available.

Adelaide Hills wine producer Shaw + Smith has announced two new joint CEOs as its founders step aside.

As plant-based diets gain popularity and consumers explore non-animal sources of protein, Cargill’s Texturising Solutions experts are working with manufacturers from concept to solution to capitalise on this fast-growing market. Kim Berry spoke to ANZ sales manager Brian Pert.

Two new distribution centres in western Sydney will see Woolworths Group close its Yennora, Mulgrave and some of its existing Michinbury sites. The fully- and semi-automated warehouses will drive greater efficiencies, environmental savings and growth but will result in job losses.

Brewing giant Lion has been hit by a second cyber attack, a week after its manufacturing and IT systems were shut down by a ransomware attack.

Fable Food Co's plant-based meat alternative is launching in 600 Woolworths stores as part of its retail strategy. Fable launched 18 months ago with the endorsement and backing of chef Heston Blumenthal.

ASX listed Buderim Group has received an $8.3 million offer for its ginger business from Global Foods Group as it sets its sights on international expansion of its Macadamia business.