NewsRead all

Maggie Beer Holdings reported record sales in 1H21, with net sales up 28.6 per cent on the prior comparative period. Cheese was the standout, up 76 per cent pcp.

Patties Foods will sell its two Victorian manufacturing plants in a sale-and-leaseback offering, it announced this week. It anticipates raising around $130 million from the sales.

Revenue for the a2 Milk Company fell 16 per cent in the first half of FY21 to $677.4 million but new CEO David Bortolussi remained upbeat, saying the fundamentals of the company were strong.

Bega Cheese has generated statutory EBITDA of $65.8 million, an increase of $26.5 million pcp. Its half-year reported PAT was $21.7 million, increasing 154 per cent ($13.2 million) on pcp.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers is the first wine company to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. Similarly, Woolworths is the first major food retailer to receive the citation.

A three year partnership between the Kellogg Australia Charitable Foundation and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal aims to combat food insecurity in regional and rural Australia.

Top 100Read all

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.

New in StoreRead all

In support of Sydney’s Mardi Gras and Australia’s LGBTI community, Darrell Lea has released a limited-edition Liquorice Allsorts pack.

Herman Brot’s HermanBurger Protein Bun has the core nutritional benefits of low carb, high protein and low GI. Created using pure plant protein, the bun is vegan and has a 5-star health rating.

Streets has announced a collaboration with Kellogg’s to produce… Golden Gaytime Coco Pops AND Coco Pops flavoured Golden Gaytimes.

EquipmentRead all

IngredientsRead all

PackagingRead all

Save food packaging is integral to achieving Australia’s goal to halve food waste by 2030. The Save Food Packaging Design Project has released findings of its first two reports.

Foodmach director and industry identity Peter Marks has died, aged 66, from cancer, leaving a gap in the company and in the packaging industry. The Foodmach team pays tribute to his fellowship, leadership and expertise.

Nestlé is moving its famous confectionery Smarties to recyclable packaging, it announced this week. The new paper packaging is made from sustainably sourced coated paper, paper labels or carton board.

Special Report: Environment MattersRead all

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

Following its $1bn acquisition of O-I ANZ last year, one of the biggest manufacturing acquisitions by an Australian owned business in Australian business history, Visy has pledged it will invest a further $2bn in Australian manufacturing over the next ten years.

Australia’s first industry insight reports for the Save Food Packaging Design project as part of the Fight Food Waste CRC have been released by the Australian Institute of Packaging, in partnership with RMIT.

Orora achieved increased underlying earnings before interest and tax in all its businesses in the first half, on sales that rose 3 per cent in constant currency terms, with Australasia the best performer.