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Family enterprise guru to speak in Australia
World of Business Ideas (WOBI) is promoting its November 2019 event for family owned businesses. The activity is designed to inspire founders, shareholders, successors and executives, and help them find solutions for growth, sustainability and visualising the future. The event, to be run in both Sydney and Melbourne, will focus on concepts, trends, case-studies and promote […]
FSANZ’s progress on pregnancy warning labels for alcoholic beverages
In a recent proposed change to the food standards code in Australia and New Zealand, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has published its study and literature review on putting pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic drinks. The review covered the period from November 2008 to June 2019. Excessive alcohol intake during a pregnancy can […]
Visy puts Plastics on block
Visy, the privately held packaging company of the billionaire Pratt family, is understood to have placed its plastics division up for sale through investment bank Morgan Stanley.  The US-based investment bank has been showing Visy Plastics around the market to prospective buyers, and so far estimates are that it could sell for about $200m.  Private […]
IGA launches new tool in the war against food waste
IGA announced the launch of IGA Food Waste Calculator, a tool which helps Australian shoppers understand the impact of their wasted food on resources including money, water and energy, in partnership with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (EPA). The average Aussie household throws out 345kg of waste per year, equating to $3600 of food thrown away every year– that would […]
One of Australian’s largest Mexican restaurant chain to open meal packing stations around the nation on World Food Day, October 16th 2019
Zambrero, one of Australia’s largest Mexican restaurant chain, is calling on Australians to unite and face the world hunger crisis this World Food Day, Wednesday October 16th 2019. Australians can register at for their local Plate 4 Plate meal packing event, and join an army of Zambrero volunteers to help pack meals to be […]
Walmart U.S. loses leader Foran after the Aussie brings it success
Walmart U.S.’s CEO, Greg Foran, who has played a key leadership role in reinventing Walmart’s stores in the United States with a strategy in which food and food service were integral, has announced that he will be leaving to take up the CEO role at Air New Zealand. Foran joined Walmart International in 2011 where […]
Carlsberg “world’s first” green fibre paper bottle
During the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Carlsberg Group today issued an update on its journey to create the Green Fibre Bottle, the world’s first “paper bottle” for beer. Made from sustainably sourced wood fibres, it is both 100% bio-based and fully recyclable. The Group also announced it has been joined by […]
Marley Spoon launches vegan options
Meal-kit delivery company, Marley Spoon (MMM), is launching vegan options for all Australian customers, expanding their ever-growing menu and is now the first meal-kit delivery in the country to guarantee vegan options every week. First deliveries of vegan options commence on the week of October 28 and customers can begin placing orders now.  Marley Spoon […]
SPC’s Goulburn Valley Peaches in Juice named Australia’s Best Packaged Sweet Snack
SPC’s Goulburn Valley Peaches in Juice (2 x 170g) snack cup has been named Readers’ Choice Winner of the 2019 Healthy Food Guide Awards for the Best Packaged Sweet Snack category. The annual Healthy Food Guide Awards celebrate the healthiest food on supermarket shelves that make it easy for consumers to shop, buy and eat […]