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Plant-based ingredients system start-up Harvest B is one of six manufacturers to receive funding in the first round of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Commercialisation Fund.

Campos Coffee has been acquired by Dutch-based coffee and tea company JDE Peet's. It will join L’OR, Moccona and Piazza Doro in its Australian brand portfolio.

A senate inquiry into the use of animal protein labels by alternative proteins will specifically look at the potential damage done to the meat industry. Queensland senator Susan McDonald launched the inquiry, saying it was up to the makers of non-meat products to come up with their own product names rather than trading off animal protein labelling.

Meat processing company John Dee has been undertaking significant expansion at its Warwick facility to increase its competitiveness and operational efficiency.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is currently considering whether a public review is required for JBS S.A.’s acquisition of pig breeding and processing company Rivalea.

Aldi has achieved 100 per cent renewable energy to power all its operations, reducing its CO2 emissions by 85 per cent. The company reached its goal six months ahead of schedule.

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In collaboration with leading research firm IBISWorld, Food & Drink Business presents its annual Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report for 2020.

We take a look at the Top 10 Australian companies – the industry’s largest by annual revenue – in the Top 100 Australian Food & Drink Companies 2020 report.

Which companies moved up the list in Australia's Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report this year.

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Coffee roaster St. ALi has released its new ready-to-drink iced coffee cartons, collaborating with premium milk supplier Riverina Fresh.

Little mo-mints are happening nationwide, with Tic Tac releasing its limited edition collection, featuring a kind word on each mint.

Brisbane’s Idle Hour Vodka has appointed Craft Revolution as its new distributor and is now set to make it into liquors stores nationwide.

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Diageo’s pre-mix range UDL has unveiled a redesign for its fruity flavours range, which comes in a 6-pack and new mixed 10-pack offering, with a bright retro design.

The 2021 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) was presented via a virtual ceremony over two days, with the company awards announced for the Food and Beverage categories.

A cloud-based printing tool to improve coding and labelling for fresh produce has been released by Matthews. The iDSnet Cloud software is free that generates and prints carton, crate and SSCC labels.

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In Australia 4.1 million tonnes of edible food is wasted annually, with more than half coming from the commercial food sector. Yume and Suez have partnered to do something to do about it. Doris Prodanovic writes.

For leading Australasian brewer Lion, 2019 was a watershed. For more than a decade the company had been implementing a range of sustainability initiatives, but last year saw an acceleration of its commitments. Kim Berry reports.

For a company with a large variety of packaging formats, driving a sustainability agenda is not for the faint-hearted, but Mars Food Australia is stepping up to the challenge. Kim Berry writes.

Packaging News

APPMA members played a significant role in the first post-Brexit trade deal just agreed in London between Scott Morrison on behalf of the Australian government, and Boris Johnson for the UK government.

The NSW government has unveiled its plan to drastically cut the number of single-use plastics in circulation with a total ban by next year, and following quickly in its wake, WA has launched its own plan to fast-track its efforts.

The winners of the 2021 WorldStar Packaging Awards were officially recognised during a virtual awards ceremony, and in the biggest news of the night, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners took out the Gold for Sustainable Packaging Design.