HERE’s our top ten list of national and international news briefs.   The Vietnamese government has passed a ruling approving a 350% rise in penalties for food safety violations.   2....

A growing urban middle-class with increased disposable income and changing consumption patterns is creating new opportunities for Australian exporters in Vietnam, particularly in food and beverages.   Vietnam...

Australian fruit growers are concerned by recent developments which may limit exports of local fruit. Australian fruit growers are concerned by recent developments which may limit exports of local fruit. The...

Sales of bottled water will overtake carbonates as the leading global soft drinks category in the next two years, according to data from beverage market research company Canadean. Canadean said the global...

The head of Australian packaging and recycling company Visy, Anthony Pratt, believes Australia’s manufacturing industry has a strong future. The Australian newspaper reports that Mr Pratt made the comments...

In a refreshing twist to the expected old story of local shrinkage of aged manufacturers, Australians have received some very good news. Australia’s largest and most dynamic, still relatively young and...

Australian diary giant Murray Goulburn has announced plans to open regional offices in Singapore and Vietnam. The Cooperative says the move will grow its market presence across Asia and improve shareholder...

SBS has announced a new series starring Luke Nguyen, acclaimed owner and chef of Sydney restaurant Red Lantern, which follows a culinary journey through the northern regions of Vietnam. The series will...

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo said its latest investment in Vietnam will take its planned expenditure in the country to US$400 million (A$445.8 million) between 2008 and 2013. PepsiCo yesterday (16...

Woolworths, Australia’s largest supermarket chain, is reportedly looking to negotiate the direct supply of Vietnamese products to their supermarkets nationwide. The General Director of the Woolworths...