- Coca-Cola Amatil has been hit hard by competition and changing consumer trends, announcing that its profit for the first half of 2017 will decline.
- Australian scientists are using UHT milk to help them better understand Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Type Two Diabetes.
- Woolworths will finally be able to sell what remains of its Masters home improvement chain with Lowe’s forced to sell its share in the business.
- Only a few days remain to register for FoodLegal’s ACL food marketing compliance workshop in Brisbane on 27 April 2017.
- Mars Chocolate Australia is releasing the world’s first M&M’s chocolate block range.
- The Australian arm of TGI Fridays restaurant has appointed a new leadership team to execute a change in strategic direction.
- OAK has launched a new high-protein version of its flavoured milk range.
- Australian agriculture entrepreneurs are being offered the opportunity each to receive $40, 000 in start-up capital to help launch a new business idea.
- Coles supermarket has been forced to recall some of its chicken wings.
- The Australian Organic Market Report launched last Thursday, 20 April, in Melbourne.
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- As many manufacturers know, a vision inspection system will ensure that their products meet both theirs and their customers’ specs and quality standards. It’s a highly cost-effective way to know that your products will meet end-customer expectations.
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- Woolworths has been testing rounded pricing in its supermarkets.
- United Petroleum has purchased Pie Face for an undisclosed figure.
- Bundaberg Ginger Beer is the latest Australian company to become a huge success in the United States.
- At a time when beef prices are at record-high levels and dairy producers remain under pressure, a war has blown up on what to do with ‘bobby calves’ born on dairy farms.
- With Easter just gone, Roy Morgan Research has released data showing Australians are eating more chocolate than they were in 2013.
- Cadbury has launched a new chocolate brand in Australia: ‘Cadbury Dark Milk Chocolate’.
- Architectures in China continue to develop innovative solutions to China’s lack of quality farmland.
- Australian grocery shoppers are seeking-out free-range eggs with lower hen density production ratios.
- Bulla is now selling a ready-to-decorate ice cream cake base.
- A group of Woolworths shareholders may soon launch class action against the supermarket and retail giant for its 13.7 per cent share dive on the back of its 2015 profit downgrade.
- The South Australian state government has committed $110 million to expand the Northern Adelaide Plains irrigated food production area.
- Australian shoppers will be buying up big when it comes to food this Easter says Woolworths.
- Alcohol producer, Diageo, will be adding nutritional panels to its beverages.
- Olive oil producer, Cobram Estate, has been awarded the 2016 Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales President’s Medal for its Reserve Hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil.
- Gatorade is entering into the water category, now selling a sugar-free flavoured electrolyte water.
- Wesfarmers’ Vintage Cellars has recognised 21 different alcoholic beverages as part of its annual Best Of Awards for 2017.
- PepsiCo has released “cosmic-coloured” Dorito chips as part of a promotion for the new movie, Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy 2.
- Researchers based in Singapore have discovered how to teleport a glass of lemonade.
- Unilever has announced plans to sell or demerge its spreads division which includes Flora, Bertolli, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Stork.
- McDonald’s Australia is using a unique social media process in order to recruit people to work in its stores.
- Domino’s Pizza is speeding up its Australian growth rate, opening up 31 stores in one financial quarter.
- A number of leading food companies have announced investment in food traceability innovations and technologies.
- Coeliac disease may be trigged by exposure to an otherwise harmless virus that causes no other symptoms says new research.
- Muffin Break has turned an April Fool’s prank into reality, deciding to add scorpion to its menu options.
- More Australians are purchasing their Easter chocolates online according to new research released by Australia Post.
- Beer-loving ex-Australian Prime Minster, Bob Hawke, now has a beer company named in his honour.
- Attention has been given by industry in the United States to the idea of “gluten free” oat products, and how to minimise the impact for those with coeliac disease. However, this article considers the science in relation to the allergenicity of oats, and considers whether the emphasis on an absence of gluten is misguided. This article also highlights the Australian regulatory position as a model for others to consider.
- Queensland farmers have begun the process of rebuilding and recovery from the recent damage inflicted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the associated flooding. The scale of the damage has been extensive from north Queensland to northern NSW.
An up to date, regional and industry specific breakdown of Queensland’s agricultural impact is available HERE.
Queensland Farmers’ Federation President Stuart Armitage welcomed the activation of Category B disaster assistance for primary prod
- The Senate Committee investigating the impact of regulations over Australia’s alcohol industry has released an interim report.
- Wesfarmers’ Target has received heavy criticism in the wake of Cyclone Debbie in Queensland over an in-store sign stating a slab of 24 bottles of water would cost $72.
- Coles has invested $60 million into 395 new transport trailers which will be used in New South Wales and Western Australia.
- FoodLegal will be running its Clean Labelling workshop in Sydney and Melbourne in May 2017.
- SumoSalad is on the hunt for new restaurant locations as part of a change in business strategy for the health-orientated fast food chain.
- A new Fruit, Vegetables and Diet Score Report released by the CSIRO has found two Australian adults are not eating enough vegetables.
- Domino’s has partnered with Australian start-up, Nexba, to start selling a new sugar-free, “all natural” soft drink range in its stores.
- Brumby’s Bakery is offering five new gourmet Hot Cross Bun varieties this Easter.
- Leading Victorian, Queensland and Northern New South Wales IGA supermarkets have been recognised at the 2017 state IGA Awards of Excellence.
- Woolworths’ Chief Executive Officer has shut-down speculation the supermarket group will be spinning-off its extremely successful Dan Murphy’s liquor chain anytime soon.
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