Packaging

Gin brand Beefeater is entering the ANZ ready-to-drink (RTD) market with its new range, and has collaborated with Boundless Brand Design for its packaging design featuring bespoke illustrations.

De Bortoli Wines has developed three sustainably produced wines under its new label, 17 Trees. The range is packed in recycled materials from O-I Glass and Multi-Colour Corporation.

In yet another rejection of plastic packaging by a major brand, Cotton On Foundation, in partnership with Wallaby Water, has launched Australia's first bottled water in resealable aluminium packaging.

Seafood specialist Blue Harvest has taken steps to ensure its oyster packaging is not adding to the ocean plastic problem, choosing compostable sugarcane pulp-based trays supplied by BioPak.

Calabria Family Wines has teamed up with Adelaide-based design agency Woodscannon to refresh the packaging design of its Richland series, which takes inspiration to the winery’s origin story.

Pernod Ricard is flipping its New Zealand wine brand Brancott Estate on its head, collaborating with Auckland-based studio Tried & True Design for a label design refresh.

The Natural Chip Co. has released its kid-friendly Veggie Rings, with a colourful and playful design, developed by Sydney-based studio Tweak.

An iconic Australian beer can is about to hit the shelves after a 15-year absence. The Reschs Pilsner Silver Bullet cans are returning to bottle shops after a 15-year absence.

With demand for its product skyrocketing and backorders to fill, Fiji Water was faced with a dilemma. The world was going into lockdown and it had minimal staff on site. It needed automation, and fast.

UK-based eco flat bottle packaging company Garçon Wines has made its first steps into the Australian market. Food & Drink Business spoke to its new market development advisor for the region, Matthew Moate.

Alcohol giant Diageo has partnered with Pilot Lite to launch Pulpex Limited – a sustainable packaging technology company – and will release the first 100 per cent plastic free, paper-based spirits bottle for its Johnnie Walker Black Label scotch whisky.

Innovative digital labels and packaging can create the consumer engagement brands crave, deliver product authentication, and help drive strong sales.

The Australian government announced Monday that it would commit $190m to a new recycling modernisation fund (RMF).

Bookings are now open for the third Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) virtual training course the ‘Future of Sustainable Labelling' which will be held on 21 July and run by Dr Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence.

KHS Group has introduced a new paper technology that provides an alternative to shrink film or wrap-around cartons for cans. The company’s Innopack Kisters tray packers can wrap cans of food and beverages in paper.

When organic chai and cocoa supplier Chai Me was looking to develop its business, a conversation with digital flexible packaging and labels producer Luminar opened a whole new product line, and revenue stream, for the company.