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The uptake of digital marketplace technology occurred at an extraordinary rate as COVID-19 spread in March and April. For many, it was the first move into an online sales approach, a case of adapt or perish.

As Victoria slowly lowers its restriction levels, global food company General Mills is reflecting on the last seven months of varying COVID-19 lockdowns.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers are designing ways to better store fresh food, after examining plant tissue behaviour and how biological cells behave when dehydrated or dried.

Nestlé has announced Nespresso will achieve full carbon neutrality by 2022. Its business operations have been carbon neutral since 2017.

Dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative Group has reported a $1.3 billion jump to $659 million profit after tax in its FY20 results. CEO Miles Hurrell says 2019/20 was “a good year” for the co-op.

Woolworths has had announced its third funding round of its Woolworths Organic Growth Fund to allow organic fruit and vegetable growers to upgrade production systems and develop expansion plans.

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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 industry.

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

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

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The latest hard seltzer to join the market, Delvi Sparkling Alcoholic Seltzer, aims to set itself apart from the pack using locally farmed organic ingredients and pure Australian water.

Heinz has partnered with Collingwood Football Club for a limited edition Heinz to Home e-store bundle. It has also launched a Ketchup Cookie Kit and Burger Lovers Bundle.

Fodbods snack bars are one of the only certified FODMAP-friendly on-the-go products in Australia for those following the diet for gut health reasons.

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Australian winery Fourth Wave is greeting consumers with its new range of plant-based wines named, Hello!, and has worked with Denomination for its packaging design.

Gin brand Beefeater is entering the ANZ ready-to-drink (RTD) market with its new range, and has collaborated with Boundless Brand Design for its packaging design featuring bespoke illustrations.

De Bortoli Wines has developed three sustainably produced wines under its new label, 17 Trees. The range is packed in recycled materials from O-I Glass and Multi-Colour Corporation.

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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

Australian brand owner Natures Organics is launching Cove, a range of cleaning products that use reusable and refillable packaging. The range of is packaged in reusable aluminium bottles, replenished with recyclable pouches.

Opal, along with other large industrial users of gas, said it welcomed the government’s commitment to restore Australia’s domestic gas supply and market pricing to globally competitive conditions.

A survey of senior leaders in Sydney demonstrates strong support for the economic and health response to Covid-19 by NSW government, but flags concern about the broader impact of the pandemic.