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Freedom Foods Group has advised the ASX that its voluntary trading halt will remain in place until 30 October while it investigates its financial position.

Bega Cheese has announced the reduction and consolidation of its processed cheese production, with 74 jobs to go at its Bega facility by Christmas.

FIAL has begun its $400,000 National Food Waste Strategy Feasibility Study. In 2017, the Australian government committed to halve food waste by 2030, the feasibility study is seen as a crucial step in achieving that target.

Australia’s winegrape crush for the year may be the smallest crop since 2007, but the quality of wines is expected to remain high and meet premium market targets, as revealed in Wine Australia’s National Vintage Report 2020.

Coles has repurposed its store in Coburg, Melbourne as a pop-up fulfilment centre exclusively to service the 3000 residents confined to mandatory COVID-19 lockdown measures in apartment buildings.

Coles and sustainability partner REDcycle have diverted more than one billion pieces of soft plastic from landfill, the supermarket group announced. The companies have worked together since 2011.

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Welcome to the Food & Drink Business annual report of Australia's Top 100 Food & Drink Companies. In collaboration with market research firm IBISWorld, we give you the scorecard ranking by revenue of Australia's heaviest hitters in food and beverage.

Every year in The Top 100 Australian Food & Drink Companies report, created in collaboration with IBISWorld, we take a look at which companies have shot up the ranks.

We take a look at the Top 10 Australian companies – the industry’s biggest by annual revenue – in the Top 100 Australian Food & Drink Companies 2019 report, developed in collaboration with IBISWorld.

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Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry brings you the latest news in the food and beverage sector.

Welcome to Shelf Shout, presented by Food & Drink Business and PKN Packaging News, where we take a look at the latest trends, new products and packaging across a range of food and beverage categories.

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry brings you the latest news in the food and beverage sector.

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Carlsberg Pilsner is marking this year’s Liverpool FC English Premier League title win with its limited edition cans to celebrate. Australians are among the first in the world to receive the cans.

A nitrogen-infused cold-brew tea is the new “beer-like alternative” from Melbourne-based tea brand East Forged entering the market in time for Dry July.

Lavazza’s Espresso Barista coffee bean collection has entered Australian supermarkets, which the brand has dubbed its most premium range of beans available in stores to date.

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The Australian government announced Monday that it would commit $190m to a new recycling modernisation fund (RMF).

Bookings are now open for the third Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) virtual training course the ‘Future of Sustainable Labelling' which will be held on 21 July and run by Dr Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence.

KHS Group has introduced a new paper technology that provides an alternative to shrink film or wrap-around cartons for cans. The company’s Innopack Kisters tray packers can wrap cans of food and beverages in paper.

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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.

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The global packaging market size during the Covid-19 pandemic is projected to grow from US$909.2bn to US$1trn by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 per cent.

Australian clean-tech startup, Seabin Project, is taking its next big step towards eliminating plastics in our waterways with the launch of a self-funded 12-month City Pilot in Sydney Harbour this week.

The Australian government is committing $190m to a new recycling modernisation fund that is to generate $600m in recycling investment and divert more than 10 million tonnes of waste from landfill.