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With the finalisation of its acquisition of GKC Foods, chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has established its own operations and manufacturing capacity in Australia.

Australia’s leading operator of container refund points Return-It has announced Alby Taylor as its new CEO. Taylor was previously chair and director of Container Exchange and GM of the Australian Beverages Council.

Biobased food ingredients and lactic acid specialist Corbion has appointed IMCD as its new distributor in Australia and New Zealand. Corbion sees the partnership as a significant opportunity to expand in the region.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has released the July schedule for its weekly community webinar series.

The Boomerang Alliance has called on all state jurisdictions to introduce bans on certain single-use plastic takeaway items before the end of 2021 to help combat plastic pollution.

Coca-Cola Amatil is increasing its prices for customers in Western Australia by 11.65 cents per eligible container after the state imposed a container deposit scheme.

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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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Califia Farms is now rolling out its Oat Barista Blend into IGA supermarkets and independent retailers nationwide, following the success of its launch across cafés – including the Toby’s Estate network – last year.

Two new peanut butters are joining the Mayver’s portfolio of products, with its Skin On and Extra Crunchy varieties expanding the extensive range.

Non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip Australia has launched a new ready-to-drink range in time for Dry July.

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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.

When organic chai and cocoa supplier Chai Me was looking to develop its business, a conversation with digital flexible packaging and labels producer Luminar opened a whole new product line, and revenue stream, for the company.

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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

KHS Group has introduced a new technology that uses its Innopack Kisters tray packers to wrap cans of food and beverages in paper instead of film or cardboard.

Amcor is donating one million of its Ultra and Bop sterilisation pouches to hospitals in Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine through its Covid-19 Community Program.

Detpak Cartons took out three Gold awards at the Print Industry Creativity Awards, topping the state in the number of Golds achieved, and winning the most Golds by any single packaging or label printer.