Simplot launches new Birds Eye brand ‘steamfresh’ vegetables and cheese sauce
April 16, 2014

Simplot launches new Birds Eye brand ‘steamfresh’ vegetables and cheese sauce Food manufacturer Simplot Australia has launched a new Birds Eye SteamFresh Vegetables and Cheese Sauce range in Australia. The Company said the latest offering from the Birds Eye brand was targeted at those with busy lifestyles, particularly consumers who were looking to add more vegetables into their diet in a quick and easy way. “This range is perfect for consumers who are constantly on-the-go and looking for simple,... ...Read more »

Woolworths breached ACCC fuel dockets deal, Federal Court finds
April 14, 2014

Woolworths breached ACCC undertakings, Federal Court finds The Federal Court of Australia has today found supermarket giant Woolworths breached an undertaking on fuel shopper dockets, but that its rival Coles did not break the agreement. Australian Food News reported in February 2014 that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had taken court action against the supermarket giants, alleging they had breached an earlier enforceable agreement about bundled discounts. The agreement... ...Read more »

Chobani Australia starts exporting to Singapore
April 14, 2014

Chobani Australia is set to export to Singapore Maker of Greek-style strained yoghurt Chobani Australia has shipped its first palette of product to Singapore, 16 months after the opening of its $30 million yoghurt factory at Dandenong South in Victoria. Chobani Australia’s first shipment to Singapore is the result of a distribution agreement with Frost Foods Singapore, which will see Australian-made Chobani yoghurt available at one of the biggest grocery retailers in Sinngapore, Cold Storage.... ...Read more »

Gourmet Garden launches new ‘lightly dried’ herb range
April 14, 2014

Gourmet Garden's new Lightly Dried Herbs Australian herb company Gourmet Garden has launched a new Lightly Dried Herb range, made with Australian organically grow herbs that have been washed, roughly chopped and lightly dried. According to the Company said the light drying is just enough so that the herbs “refresh full of flavour, colour and aroma in everyday cooking”.  Gourmet Garden said the light drying process gives the herbs a longer shelf life, which allows them to stay fresh for four... ...Read more »

Woolworths announces 10-year milk deals, but Lion is the loser in Victoria and WA
April 7, 2014

Woolworths has announced new long-term milk supply contracts Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has announced two new 10-year milk contracts across Australia that it says “will give dairy farmers and processors more certainty to invest and innovate”. The new arrangements see food and beverage company Lion lose its contracts to supply milk to Woolworths in Victoria and Western  Australia. Woolworths has reached agreement with milk processors in Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria... ...Read more »

Australians consider ALDI the “best value” liquor retailer
April 7, 2014

Best-value bottleshops, according to Roy Morgan Research findings While the ALDI supermarket chain may not be the biggest alcohol retailer in Australia, its customers are more likely than those of other liquor outlets to believe it offers the best value, according to findings from Australian market research organisation Roy Morgan Research. Almost three quarters of people who usually bought their booze from ALDI agreed that ALDI ‘has the best value’, a slightly higher proportion than those who... ...Read more »

UK breakfast cereal brand Jordans launches Australia-wide
March 31, 2014

Jordans Crispy Oat Clusters Strawberry UK-based ‘wholefood’ breakfast cereal brand Jordans has launched its Crispy Oat Clusters and Crunchy Oat Granola across Australia following a trial in 2013. Jordans was founded in 1972 by Bill and David Jordan, but Holme Mills, the home of Jordans cereals, has been in the Jordans family since 1855. Bill and David Jordan introduced granola to the UK after discovering it for themselves in California. The Company said oats, which are the main ingredients of... ...Read more »

Woolworths poaches Coles’ marketer and expands marketing team
March 26, 2014

Woolworths has revamped its marketing team Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has announced new appointments to its marketing team, the addition of a new advertising agency to its roster, and a new focus on ‘customer experience’. Woolworths has appointed Tony Phillips, who previously worked in marketing and communication for Woolworths’ rival Coles, as Chief Marketing Officer. Before the appointment with Woolworths, Mr Phillips worked for Coles for seven years in the roles of General... ...Read more »

New warehouse workflow management system developed for food wholesalers
March 26, 2014

Inecom is distributing a new warehouse management system Melbourne-based provider of supply chain execution software solutions, Inecom, has released a new version of warehouse management system, AccellossOne,  in Australia. The Company says this solution system includes “unique workflow technology” making it easier for users to modify their warehouse management system. Inecom has become a key partner for Accellos in the Asia-Pacific region, with the addition of its latest Warehouse Management... ...Read more »

More Australians shopping for fresh vegetables at farmers’ markets, ‘local’ food trend grows
March 24, 2014

More Australians shopping for fresh vegetables at farmers’ markets, ‘local’ food trend grows Taking the trend towards ‘local’ food to a new level, new national consumer research examining where Australians typically shop for their fresh vegetables has found that 14 per cent of survey respondents typically buy their vegetables at a farmers’ market. The Colmar Brunton Omnibus Survey (conducted in January 2014 and February 2014 with more than 1,000 respondents) on behalf of the Australian... ...Read more »

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