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New corporate branding for iconic Australian food and beverage manufacturer SPC is part of its strategy to become a global food and beverage business, CEO Robert Giles says.

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

Plant-based protein pioneer Proform Foods has opened an $11 million manufacturing plant on the northern outskirts of Sydney, with plans to triple growth in the next 12 months. Food & Drink Business was there, with Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews and Federal Member for Berowra Julian Leeser.

Ready meals company Dineamic has teamed up with FareShare to donate more than 1500 meals to Aussies in need this Christmas.

Four Australian wines are among the 30 best wines from around the world, following the release of this year’s International Wine Challenge competition rankings.

Accolade Wines has completed its acquisition of Coonawarra-based Katnook Estate, naming Natalie Cleghorn as its senior winemaker and manager.

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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.

This year's Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report shows that despite challenging conditions, agriculturally focused industries made their mark in the Australian market.

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Hunter Valley winemakers have been given the green light from the Italian Government to develop Pink Prosecco in Australia.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has released its limited edition Jacob’s Creek Wonderland Sparkling wine, collaborating with CCL and Enoplastic for the new pack, which features illustrations by Melbourne-based Cassie Byrnes.

Fever-Tree has added three naturally flavoured sodas to its portfolio, designed to be mixed with low-calorie spritzes and long drinks.

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Sydney-based company MaCher has partnered with Flexi-Hex to develop a new ‘honeycomb’ protective sleeve for shipping in the online liquor category.

Tip Top has introduced 100 per cent recyclable cardboard bread tags, made from recycled material, which launches in South Australia this week.

Harry’s Ice Cream has updated its packaging design, working with Melbourne-based studio 68 degrees to develop the new look, and Zipform Packaging for the tubs.

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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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Australians use one billion coffee cups per annum, and their recycling continues to present a challenge. Simply Cups has been working on closed loop solutions since 2017, and now a government grant will boost its national presence.

Schwarzkopf Australia has entered an exclusive partnership with TerraCycle to ensure all its retail hair care, hair colour and hair styling products and packaging nationwide are recyclable.

APCO has appointed its board of directors for 2021, comprising industry leaders spanning the waste and recycling, packaging, food and beverage, and sustainability sectors.