SparkLabs Group, one of Asia’s largest tech acceleratory groups, has revealed its next cohort as part of the 2021 Cultiv8 program, as it focuses on shifting the dial in Australia’s food production landscape.

Woolworths has increased its share of data analytics firm Quantium from 47 to 75 per cent for $223 million and set-up a new business unit Q-Retail to deliver on its work.

Coles Group has signed two renewable energy agreements ENGIE and Neoen as part of its commitment to 100 per cent renewable electricity by FY25.

With the rise in consumer demand for authenticity and transparency from food producers, so too is there an increase in food fraud. Meat & Livestock Australia has partnered with Oritain for a forensic solution.

Representing companies like Pepsi Cola and Everest Water, US food and beverage distributor Oneta Company needed to update its critical accounts receivable operations.

The recently rebadged Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has announced Coca-Cola Amatil managing director Peter West will head up its new Australia, Pacific and Indonesia Business Unit.

A gamified QR code app is set to pull a company’s carbon offsets out of its sustainability report and onto retail shelves says the developer, supply chain digitalisation specialist Fresh Supply Company.

Victoria’s Traditional Owners have released a strategy restoring their leadership of the state’s native foods and botanicals industry. The strategy is an Australian first and backed by the Victorian Government.

The world’s largest animal protein company JBS has entered an agreement to purchase Europe’s third-largest plant-based food producer Vivera for $528.8 million (341 Euro).

The Supreme Court of NSW has approved the Scheme of Arrangement for Coca-Cola European Partners to buy Coca-Cola Amatil. CCEP has also announced a name change to Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.

Steel City Beer Company is set to become “a beer the people of the Hunter can call their own” as it partners with beverage giant Lion to launch its brewery in Newcastle.

Australian Food Cold Chain Council chair, Mark Mitchell, has called on the entire industry across the Asia Pacific to take action to reduce waste which has reached mammoth proportions globally.

Rabobank is calling on Australian food and agri start-ups to showcase their business in the annual international FoodBytes! Pitch competition.

South Australian certified organic winemaker Angove Family Winemakers has won a gold medal for its 2019 Naturalis Organic Cabernet Sauvignon at the latest Australian Organic Wine Awards.

The world’s largest macadamia processor Marquis Macadamias will expand its Bundaberg facility and increase processing capacity by 25 per cent, with support from the Queensland Government’s $175 million Jobs & Regional Growth Fund.

Smarties is set to become the first global confectionery brand entirely sold in recyclable paper packaging, as Nestlé announces the switch to the recyclable option for the confectionery range in Australia,