The April edition is here and packed full of stories on industry news and developments. Our features this issue are Beverage, Plant-Based Sector, and Supply Chain.

GSI is our cover company this issue and we talk to them about what companies should be doing to maximise the effectiveness of their online presence. That’s on page 14.

Our Beverage Business feature includes a story by Joshua Gliddon on the rising popularity of dessert beers. If you’re not here for the beer then turn up for the great names and fabulous can artwork (page 20).

We talk to John O’Connor, founder of Goodradigbee Distillery who thought outside the square only to then put a single malt spirit back into one. Read all about it on page 26.

This issue also has our inaugural Plant-Based Sector feature. We give the Australian industry a thorough going over from page 30.

We look at how Dematic worked with Lion to restructure its supply chain and internal fulfilment operations (page 38); how Combilift became a true aisle master (page 40); and the CEO of Wiseway Roger Tong answers our questions on COVID-19 times (page 42).  

And our Fast Five guest star this issue is Robert Foy, the global CEO of Accolade Wines. Head to Rear View on page 50 to find out what makes him tick.

Packaging News

EXCLUSIVE: In a triumph for smart packaging, flexo and digital printing, and promotional marketing, Hungry Jack's has launched the biggest ever on-pack campaign, delivered by a cross-industry collaboration between Result Group, TLC Marketing, Multi-color Corporation, Detpak and Hungry Jack's.

The government went big on the 2021-22 budget, with packaging businesses among those set to benefit from the treasurer’s $75bn recovery strategy.

Paper and board packaging manufacturer Detpak has partnered with US-based Eco-Products to bring its range of compostable foodservice packaging to Australia and New Zealand.