Proudly Australian machine builders, HMPS Group (HMPS), began in 1980 and have since evolved into specialists in the design and manufacture of automated processing and packaging solutions. Over the years, the company has solved complex packaging challenges and their most recent success story was no exception. Read more
Australia’s Barossa region has proven its ability to produce world-class shiraz by winning two coveted Best in Show awards at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) recently for wines from each of the Barossa’s two valleys; Eden Valley and Barossa Valley. Read more
Last week, the Naturally Good Expo wrapped up and declared the most successful show since the start of the pandemic. Read more
Good Food Partners has completely relaunched its Freedom brands, including Freedom Classic and a new Freedom Oats range, 14 months after the cereals and snacks division of the brand was acquired by the Arnott’s Group to form part of new business unit, Good Food Partners. Read more
SodaStream, the global sparkling water-maker brand, is accelerating its digital transformation with Qlik’s cloud analytics. This will be a crucial next step in its goal to inspire environmentally friendly drinks consumption. Read more
The Arnott’s Group’s second annual Sustainability Report highlights its achievements and continued momentum to achieve key sustainability obligations for the planet, its people and the community. Read more
Bannister Downs Dairy’s Farm Fresh Milk has been crowned the winner of the prestigious 2022 Australian Grand Dairy People’s Choice Awards. Read more
The Australasian Recycling Label Consumer Insights Report has revealed two thirds of Australians want more information about how to recycle correctly, while three quarters want the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) to be on all packaging. Read more
The Danone Institute International and Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale have launched the third edition of the Danone International Prize for Alimentation (DIPA), to reward multi-disciplinary research on alimentation. Read more
An efficient and rapid fluorescence-based method to detect haze-forming proteins in white wines has been developed at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), with the work recently published in the journal Food Chemistry. Read more
Food South Australia has released an industry-led export strategy for the food and beverage sector with the goal of growing export sales to just over $AU3 billion by 2027.
Unilever is launching two pilots to trial warmer ice cream freezer cabinets, aiming to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 20–30 per cent per freezer while ensuring the same ice cream quality and consumer experience. Read more
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) AgEnviro Labs Oil Testing Service in Wagga Wagga has achieved accreditation from the International Olive Council (IOC) for both organoleptic (sensory) and chemistry analysis of olive oil, enabling it to grant Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) status. Read more
Australia’s agricultural exports are set to hit a record $65 billion in value in 2022-23 as total production tops $80 billion for a second straight year. Read more
Nestlé Australia today gave chocolate lovers one more reason to enjoy their break, announcing KitKat will be Australia’s first chocolate bar with a wrapper using recycled plastic.
Consumers across Australia and Asia Pacific are a driving force behind the region’s interest in purchasing sustainable goods and are showing brands the importance and focus which should be placed on ESG.
Australia’s most innovative producers in the natural health space have been lauded with top honours at this year’s inaugural 2022 Naturally Good Awards.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) recently announced the launch of the Recycled Materials Pledge, a new initiative designed to drive greater uptake of recycled materials in packaging. Read more
ARM Hub has partnered with North Queensland Banana Farmers and Hort Innovation to adopt more continuous improvement and automation technology, and deliver the Banana Industry Strategic Investment Plan. Read more