As Australia’s largest manufacturing industry, food and beverage processing has needed to adapt to consumer needs and trends to remain cutting edge, especially in response to the global pandemic. There is now more demand than ever for local production and supporting Australian businesses.
By Paul Kau and Bridget Mainland, Golder
With every merger and acquisition (M&A) deal comes a range of potentially significant risks. You don’t want to unnecessarily pay more for an asset than it’s worth, and you certainly don’t want expensive surprises or obstacles once you’ve already signed on the bottom line. That’s why it’s essential to understand, as fully as possible, just what you’re getting into.
The Kelloggs Australia Charitable Foundation (KACF) will be partnering with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) over a three-year period which focuses on tackling hunger in remote Australian communities.
Enabled through a new partnership with Endeavor Marketplace, Australian online retailer, Kōloa Rum Company announced its expansion into Australia markets through Dan Murphy’s online platforms.
Nitrogen gas has numerous applications in food and beverage industries. Primarily, it is used to preserve or prevent product from spoiling from oxidisation. It has applications that range from food packaging and storage, to wine, beer and fruit juice production. While widely used, many food and beverage businesses rely on the delivery of bottled nitrogen gas as their source. This white paper examines the applications of nitrogen gas in Australian food and beverage operations and the business case for generating nitrogen onsite.
The team at lolly brand Allen’s is launching Sourz Frogs Alive bringing a new twist to a classic lolly.
Following on from the tongue twisting success of Allen’s Sourz Snakes and Sourz Tangy Randoms, the team at Allen’s have taken their iconic red frog and given it a sour twist. With no artificial colours, Allen’s Sourz Frogs Alive are designed to bring a bit of fun to any occasion and be a crowd pleaser with lolly fans.
A new partnership between Nestle’s Professional and Grabox Kitchens is being celebrated with the introduction of a limited-edition plant-based patty while representing the potential future for virtual ‘delivery only’ brands.
The short answer is yes. Stainless steel conveyors are specifically designed to meet the strict hygienic requirements of the food and beverage industry where regular wash downs are a critical part of the daily manufacturing routine. However, knowing where to use them on your production line can save you a lot of money.
Findings by GlobalData, a UK based data and analytics company, has shown canned wine is increasing in popularity as part of a rise in sustainability and health and wellness trends.
Botanical Innovations is small company going places. Founder and managing director, Kerry Ferguson, is passionate about her products, which are powder-based commodities such as apple cider vinegar, zero alcohol wine, as well as essential oils, which are ideal for the food, nutraceutical, and health and wellness industries.
Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm – Primary Connect – has commenced building works on its new Heathwood Distribution Centre (DC) in southeast Queensland. The 42,000 sqm temperature controlled facility – equivalent to more than three times the size of the Suncorp Stadium playing field – will enable fresher, faster and more efficient deliveries of around 4,000 frozen and chilled products to more than 260 stores across Queensland and northern New South Wales.
With recalls on the rise, along with their associated business costs, proactive food safety has become a top concern for food and beverage executives.
However, at the plant level the goals of reducing maintenance downtime, maximising output, and limiting waste also need to be prioritised alongside food safety.
Maintenance, operations, quality, health and safety, and sustainability leaders must work together to find solutions that mutually benefit all areas, but this is easier said than done.
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The Victorian Government is delivering further support for the state’s horticultural industry, providing an additional $19.3 million to support locals into jobs and cover the majority of the quarantine costs for Pacific Islander workers. Read more
SMC Corporation Australia/ New Zealand will showcase its technology at the upcoming Foodtech Packtech event in New Zealand. Read more
Peter Marks, Director of Foodmach, has passed away following a three-month battle with cancer. Read more
Nestlé is set to launch a vegan KitKat in 2021, called KitKat V, in response to customer demand for a plant-based alternative. Read more
Packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have partnered to create a laser microperforated compostable film that reduces food waste, plastic pollution and carbon emissions while doubling shelf-life. Read more
Coles is launching a new program to help make healthier living easier and more affordable for Australians, following the results of its biggest survey into the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Throughout food and beverage manufacturing, pure water is required for many processes and end products. Both OEMs of production skids, as well as end users, appreciate the importance of maintaining the water quality standards in the production loop. Read more
Gordon’s Gin has launched a Mediterranean-inspired Orange Distilled Gin.