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The impacts of US-China trade dispute on Australian food exports
Author: Brent Moore, Australian trade commissioner and consul at the Australian Consulate-General in Shanghai. first published as a LinkedIn post By Brent Moore on 17th June 2019. Publicly available trade statistics paint a picture of the impact on Australian food exports to China stemming from the ongoing trade dispute between Beijing and Washington. A relatively small number […]
Kellogg Announce Kellogg’s Better Days Global Commitment
Kellogg Company unveiled its ambitious next generation commitment to address global food security aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs) and launched its 11th annual Corporate Responsibility Report, Creating Better Days. In a keynote address at Sustainable Brands ’19 in Detroit, Chairman and CEO, Steve Cahillane, announced that the company is taking […]
CCA announces successful sale of SPC business for $40 million
Coca-Cola Amatil today announced that the SPC fruit and vegetable processing business (SPC) would be sold to Shepparton Partners Collective Pty Ltd and its group of companies (Shepparton Partners Collective) for consideration of $40 million payable at completion. Taking into account forecasted working capital balances, working capital adjustments to the sale price and costs of […]
The number of Australians drinking alcohol has declined from 2014, according to Roy Morgan Research
In an average four week period, 67.5% of the Australian population aged 18 and over consume at least one type of alcoholic drink. This represents a gradual decline over the last five years from 70.1% recorded in 2014. All major categories of alcoholic drinks showed declines in incidence over this period, apart from cider which […]
Fonterra shuts its Warrnambool factory
Fonterra has made the decision to close its Dennington site in South West Victoria, with the site to cease operations by the end of November 2019. The sudden decision of Fonterra to shut its Dennington dairy processing plant ( near Warrnambool in south-western Victoria  ) is another unwanted blow for regional Australia.  The Dennington factory, […]
The Spoon lists the Food Tech Top 25 companies of 2019
On May 20 2019, the online publication The Spoon released its 2019 ‘ Food Tech 25 ‘ list of the top Twenty Five companies that are expected to have the biggest impact on the global food future. These are the Food Tech 25, according to The Spoon: Amazon Apeel Impossible Foods Mccormick’s Tracetrust Goodr Domino’s […]
Australian Disruptor Goes Into On-Farm Meat Processing
A meat disruptor, Provenir Pty Ltd is bringing butchering back to the farm and providing an Uber-like service for meat delivery. The company provides an alternative solution for some beef farmers. The company has developed a mobile slaughtering unit for usage on farms, the meat is brought back to a hub butchery for further processing. The […]
Mitani Announces Additional $1.22 Million Investment To Further Expand Manufacturing Facility
Mitani Group will further expand its food manufacturing facility with an additional $1.22 million investment, as the company grows into new areas of production and packaging. It follows completion of a first-stage $2.25 million expansion and brings the amount invested by the company in its Salisbury facility to $3.47 million over two years. Mitani recently […]
Report finds ALDI’s operations contributed $3.2 billion to Australia’s GDP
ALDI Australia has released a new report – ‘Making a Good Difference: how ALDI contributes to the Australian Economy.’  Prepared in partnership with PwC, the report measures the impact of its entry into Australia and the contribution it has made to the state and national economy over the past 18 years. The report found that in […]