A new $18 million baked chip line at Smith’s factory in Regency Park, South Australia is operating 24/7 and has created 28 new full-time permanent positions. PepsiCo ANZ CEO Danny Celoni said the investment shows the company’s commitment to local manufacturing. Read more
Food and beverage businesses are seeing the merit in partnering with Landcare Australia to achieve sustainability goals. For 4Pines Brewing Company, it was a "no brainer".
Saputo Dairy Australia has inked a 10-year large-scale renewable power purchase agreement with ENGIE, a global leader in renewable energy. It will reduce its CO2 emissions by more than 60,000 tonnes in 2023.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Sydney Freezers and Beijer Ref have committed to the construction of purpose-built facilities at a $450 million industrial estate at Bankstown Airport in Sydney’s south west.
The sustainability road has been a long one for global food and beverage company Danone. The biomass facility coming online at its New Zealand Nutricia plant this year is the latest milestone.
One of Australia's oldest wine businesses McWilliam's Wines will be split in two after administrator KPMG sealed a $40 million deal with two private company buyers.
Pure Foods Tasmania has acquired Tasmanian plant-based ice cream business The Cashew Creamery. The deal is PFT's latest as it seeks to cement its position in the plant-based foods market.
Maggie Beer Holdings announced it's set to acquire Hampers & Gifts Australia for $40 million. The deal will strengthen the company's strategic focus on ecommerce.
Product claims are one of the most important links between consumer and brand. Research company PLAY MR recently asked people what they thought about claims.
Inghams Group CEO Jim Leighton has resigned from the poultry processor, effective immediately. FMCG veteran Andrew Reeves has been appointed CEO and managing director.
A new representative group for Australia’s alternative protein sector has been launched. It will represent the sector in national policy discussions and ensure a collective voice for the burgeoning industry.
The Port of Melbourne will be the first home for the Purple Hive Project – an initiative by Bega Cheese’s B honey brand – which uses ‘smart hives’ to protect Australia’s honey bees from exotic pests and diseases.
Victoria Bitter will let customers trade their excess solar energy for slabs of beer as it partners with energy retailer Diamond Energy and blockchain-powered platform Power Ledge.
The Australian Manuka Honey Association has called on the Australian government to intervene in the upcoming New Zealand court hearing on the use of the term ‘manuka honey’.
The federal government has released the Modern Manufacturing Initiative’s Food & Beverage Roadmap with the goal to drive investment in the sector and maximise “every opportunity”.
Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and employers' industry body Ai Group have welcomed the federal government’s Food and Beverage Roadmap.
Paola and Michael Karamallis’ part-time experiment spinning up clouds of sweet joy to sell at local markets steadily grew to become Australia’s most-awarded fairy floss brand. Stuart Ridley writes.