• Snack Brands Australia
    Snack Brands Australia

This year the Top 100 welcomed eight new entrants. Some came rollicking in, with Snack Brands, Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-op, and Scalzo Foods Group made their presence known with rankings of #42, #53, and #57 respectively.

Other new arrivals were malt producer Boortmalt Australia (#58), almond grower Olam Orchards (#59), Newly Wed Foods (#64), Cordina Chickens (#72), and Beston Global Food Company (#95).

Snack Brands, the manufacturer behind brands like Kettle, CC's, Cheezels, and Thins, made it to the list after acquiring full ownership of its operations. The expansion of its Orchard Hills facility is one year into construction and will result in one of the largest salty snack manufacturing facilities in the southern hemisphere. The project was determined as a state significant development reflecting a $222 million capital investment. The project expands existing warehousing and distribution operations, adds food manufacturing capabilities and a wastewater treatment plant, will create 328 operational jobs and operate 24/7. 

Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-op is the largest rock lobster processor in the world and made the list after growth in exports under the brand name Brolos. It has operations at 50 designated landing sites along more than 1000 kilometres of West Australian coastline and a 70 tonne receival and live holding facility in Geraldton.

Scalzo Foods Group benefited from greater consumer health awareness.


The full report

Top 100: The 2023 Top 10

Top 100: The climbers in 2023

Top 100: The falls of 2023

Top 100: 2023's new arrivals 

Top 100: Key sectors

Food & Drink Business, in collaboration with IBISWorld, presents this year’s Top 100 companies, a ranking by revenue of Australia’s largest players in the food and beverage sector. The report is sponsored by Foodmach.

The Top 100 reflects financial reporting from calendar year 2022 and financial year 22/23. The list is only inclusive of manufacturers and looks at total revenue of the highest reporting ANZ entity of the company.

Packaging News

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.

APCO has completed its nationwide roadshow engaging industry on its 2030 packaging strategy. Pippa Corry of philo & co attended the Sydney session and summarised the key takeaways for PKN.