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Nestlé to donate $2,000,000 in products for Aussies in need
Nestlé Australia has announced it will donate a minimum of $2 million inproducts – $500,000 each fortnight – over the next two months to Australians who need it most. Extending its partnership with Foodbank, Nestlé will extend support to communities across the country facing increasing uncertainty with the aim of supporting Australians who are most […]
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Free SMS package launched to help cafes and restaurants pivot to takeaway during COVID-19 shutdown
Australia’s largest specialist messaging provider MessageMedia has today launched a free assistance package to support Australian cafes and restaurants switch to a takeaway and “text-in” operating model during the government enforced COVID-19 shutdown. The package includes free messaging credits, a dedicated phone number to promote to customers and support from the MessageMedia team to redirect […]
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ACCC will not oppose Coles’ proposed acquisition of Jewel Fine Foods | ACCC
The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Jewel Fine Foods (in voluntary administration) by Chef Fresh Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Coles Group. Jewel Fine Foods (Jewel), which has been in voluntary administration since April 2019, manufactures a range of branded and private-label chilled ready meals. Coles does not currently manufacture these products, […]
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Biosecurity vigilance to stop ASF spread to Australia
AUSTRALIAN pork producers remain on alert following confirmation this week the deadly virus African swine fever (ASF) has caused the death of hundreds of pigs in Papua New Guinea. PNG officials, who confirmed that samples from the affected Southern Highlands pigs were sent to Australia and returned positive for ASF, are now investigating how the […]
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APAC packaging industry set to ride on e-commerce wave, says GlobalData
The e-commerce channel has been one of the largest disruptions to the traditional packaging industry. The increase in e-commerce in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has already been positioned as a trend. While the customer base for online shopping in India is growing exponentially, China is already a world leader in e-commerce, contributing a significant share […]
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Australian urban farming company sees accelerated demand for home-based food gardens
With Australians spending more time at home, many households are looking at growing their own fresh produce to build self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Biofilta, a Melbourne based urban farming company, has developed a highly productive, water efficient, modular wicking bed called Foodcube, which enables people to build instant productive urban farms in backyards, carparks, workplaces, rooftops […]
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Subway® to offer fee relief to Australian franchise owners
Subway Australia has today announced a financial assistance program to support its 1300 restaurants through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. Country Director for Australia, Chris Churchmichael, said Subway had been working to develop a series of support packages, designed to provide immediate and ongoing relief for franchise owners to help the brand’s 1000 owners through the […]
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Abundant national crop of Ambrosia apples lands in stores nationally this week
 Montague, Australia’s leading family-owned fresh produce company, is ready to introduce the Ambrosia™ apple to Costco, Green Grocers and independent supermarkets from this week. The variety is being launched this autumn with eye-catching branding and the tagline: ‘Mmmbrosia. Sweet by Nature.’ Montague began planting Ambrosia™ in winter of 2016, in Tamar and Huon Valley’s Tasmania, Southern Victoria, Batlow New South […]
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Twenty Third Street Distillery launching Australia’s FIRST virtual bar
Weekend plans cancelled? No problem, we’ll meet you at the bar! Twenty Third Street Distillery launches Australia’s very FIRST Virtual Bar so we can all enjoy Friday knock offs after a long day of working from home. A couple of weeks into isolation and some of us are already going a little stir crazy, usually […]
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