JBS Australia has announced a third of the workforce at its Dinmore beef processing plant will be let go as the company scales back operations “for the foreseeable future”. Ongoing drought, severe livestock shortages and COVID-19 were key factors in the decision.

Adrian Gastevski, co-founder of leading plant-based company Future Farm Co explains the growing behaviour behind consuming more plant-based alternatives.

Calabria Family Wines has acquired the Australian distribution business for Italian prosecco Canti from Accolade Wines. It will take over the import, sales, and marketing of the brand.

Nestlé and iQ Renew are starting a trial that will see soft plastics collected through kerbside recycling. It will start with 2000 households on the NSW Central Coast.

The inaugural National GS1 Traceability Advisory Group (NGTAG) meeting brought together 60 senior executives from government and industry to discuss a strategic master plan for Australia’s supply chain visibility.

Following long years of contract-bottling, the smoothie and juice producer innocent has decided to build the very first bottling plant of its own. It's goal is to build an entirely CO2-neutral factory.

Pure Foods Tasmania has announced it is acquiring Daly Potato Company to help the company’s expansion into the ready meals market. Daly Potato Company produces premium potato products sold through major supermarket chains.

Woolworths Group has made changes to its leadership team, with its New Zealand managing director Natalie Davis returning to Australia to take on the Woolworths Supermarkets managing director role.

At the start of the pandemic, Fonterra stepped in to make 250,000 litres of hand sanitiser for New Zealanders. Now, the company is lending equipment to help produce a COVID-19 vaccine.

New research says 72 per cent of Generation Z are not ready to accept cultured, or cell-based, meat, despite more than half being concerned about the environmental impact of traditional livestock farming.

Research reveals the recession, supply chain issues and a shift in consumer mindset are driving consumers to eat ‘less but better’ meat and to seek out more plant-based alternatives at meal times.

Many casual employees are happy with the flexibility and variety of their work, and that the pay premium up front suits their lifestyles, workforce planning company APG Workforce says.

The vulnerabilities of the global food system exposed by COVID-19 have been outlined in a report by Deloitte. The report, A shock to the food system: Lessons learned from the COVID-19, says the pandemic has significant implications for consumers, government and corporations.

Since COVID-19 began, nine in 10 Australians now believe we should be producing more products locally, and more than 50% prefer Australian-made products.

Australia was the world’s largest sheepmeat exporter and second largest beef exporter in 2019, according to the latest State of the Industry report from Meat & Livestock Australia.

Bubs Australia has completed a share placement, raising $28.3 million to go towards its expansion into China. The institutional placement was heavily oversubscribed, with shares priced at $0.80 per share.