NewsRead all

With the consumption of NoLo drinks projected to increase 31 per cent by 2024, Canberra-based independent craft brewery, Capital Brewing Co, is introducing its first full flavoured, non-alcoholic beer, Alc-Less.

Melbourne-based Starward Whisky has been named the Most Awarded Distillery of the Year at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the first Australian distillery to do so.

The Victorian government says over the next five years, it will split $100 million between Victorian universities to establish pre-seed investment funds to drive the commercialisation of research.

Affinity Labs is the new name for the Australian Wine Research Institute’s (AWRI) commercial arm, broadening its reach and opening it up to work with other industries.

FoodTech Qld 2022 is set to showcase innovation across all sectors of the food and beverage industry, with a revamped program being unveiled on 7-8 July at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

A US study shows human cells absorb less protein from plant-based meat than from chicken, with researchers saying the findings will drive further studies on ingredients to boost the peptide uptake.

Top 100Read all

Which companies are the Top 10 for 2021? There are the stayers and new players jostling for the spotlight. Fonterra, JBS, CC Amatil, and Lion all held their spots as the top 4, but Asahi arrived with a splash.

Five companies recorded double digit climbs in the 2021 Top 100 with the big hitters Bega and Asahi reaping the benefits of major acquisitions.

Most sectors had some stand-out performers in this year’s Top 100. Agriculturally focused industries continued to make their mark, with meat processors and dairy companies performing well.

VideoRead all

PodcastRead all

New in StoreRead all

Having rolled out its first line of authentic Vietnamese pantry items and condiments in 2021, Roll'd Vietnamese is bringing new pantry friendly broths, noodles, and condiments to supermarket shelves.

Katoomba Foods, a pioneer of introducing Asian-style flatbreads to Australia market, has released its Roti Paratha in a smaller six-pack size; perfect for an individual, couple or small family.

A new dumpling range from Brendan Pang was inspired by his Chinese-Mauritian heritage and follows the success of a restaurant and recipe book celebrating these tasty parcels.

EquipmentRead all

IngredientsRead all

PackagingRead all

Opal, in partnership with Dan Murphy’s, has designed and created an Australian-made, 100 per cent recycled and recyclable wine box for the Dan Picked wine delivery subscription service.

At AUSPACK 2022, Klockner Pentaplast (KP Australia) will be showcasing its latest packaging innovation for the sustainable protection of fresh foods that prevent food waste and extend shelf life.

Perth-based manufacturer of fibre-based linear-formed composite packs, Zipform Packaging, is investing in a new composite pack manufacturing line in Melbourne.

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

A $55 million investment in an upgraded manufacturing site outside Ipswich secures Asahi Beverages a major manufacturing presence in South-East Queensland and brings new beverage filling and packaging technology to the plant.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has appointed Kmart exec and current APCO Board member, Chris Foley, as its new CEO.

Amcor has undertaken a product rebrand aimed at giving customers a clearer, more holistic view of its growing portfolio of 'more sustainable' packaging solutions.