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Sunny Queen Farms celebrates 50 years in business this November. MD John O’Hara speaks to Food & Drink Business about how the company has diversified with meal solutions, and its contribution to the $7.4 billion out-of-breakfast market.

Synlait will acquire Dairyworks for NZ$112m (approximately AU$104m), a move which it says will bolster its Everyday Dairy strategy.

Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) has returned from a tour promoting Aussie wine in the USA, and has called on the Australian government to boost support for the sector.

Yowie Group says its first quarter results show it is on track to deliver net sales growth, improved EBITDA and a positive operating cash run rate in the full year.

Saputo has completed its acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks’ speciality cheese business for $280 million within weeks of the ACCC clearing the sale.

Compac, part of Tomra Food, will partner with manufacturer and service provider Sienz to supply produce grading solutions across a range of categories in Australia and New Zealand.

Innova Market Insights’ list of Top Ten Trends for 2020 reveals storytelling is the number one focus for brand owners as consumers seek to know more about a brand's provenance.

Around 110 people joined the Calabria Family Wines’ celebration of its cellar door opening in the Barossa Valley, its third vineyard acquisition in the region which now totals to 100 acres.

Balter has been voted Australia’s best craft brewery for the second year in a row in the 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey. The 23,000 Australians surveyed preferred cans over bottles and 93 per cent believe the quality of craft beer in Australia is improving.

The WA Government is encouraging residents to support small businesses with its “Make a Small Change” campaign next week.

Seven more employees at Coopers Brewery have earned international qualifications in brewing and distilling, bringing the total of qualified brewers at Coopers to 13.

In the lead up to trade industry event FHA-Food & Beverage, FHA’s latest report highlights how increasing consumer focus on health and wellbeing has led many food and beverage companies to reformulate its products with functional food ingredients.

One of Australia’s most loved confectionery brands, Allen’s, has released its first range of lollies with less sugar. Kim Berry spoke with Nestlé’s head of marketing confectionery Joyce Tan about the process of creating lower sugar sweets.

Yume’s Katy Barfield has won an AFR 100 Women of Influence award in the Business and Entrepreneur category for her leadership and innovation in the food waste space.

Shepparton Partners Collective is offloading its Kyabram Factory and the iconic brands of IXL jam and Taylor’s marinades and sauces to the newly formed Kyabram Jam Company, for an undisclosed sum.