Retail Food Group silences Eagle Boys acquisition rumours, pizza chain on the market

The Retail Food Group (RFG) has confirmed it is not currently engaged in any discussions to acquire Eagle Boys Pizza after its head office entered into voluntary administration late last week. SV Partners were appointed as the administrators and have taken control of day-to-day operations in the Eagle Boys’ head office. SV Partners intends for the business to continue as usual whilst trying to... Read more »


Myanmar’s expanding food palate creates opportunities for Australia

Increasing demand for premium food, an influx of western restaurants and the rapid expansion of the tourism industry are creating growing opportunities for Australia’s food and beverage exporters. Ross Bray, Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioner for Myanmar, said since the country’s political and... Read more »


Here’s how next-gen robots are changing manufacturing

Robots are no longer the unyielding, one-task giants doing humans’ dull and dangerous work. The new breed can perform more than one task and work alongside humans without being a physical threat. As a result, manufacturers across industries are looking at robots in new ways. Here’s how next-gen... Read more »

Growing bottled water market still needs one thing

Bottled water’s popularity continues to grow globally, particularly in Asia. Last year, China overtook the USA as the world’s No.1 consumer of bottled water, while India sits at 10. As with many foods and beverages, the drawcard is product purity. This year’s China-Australia trade conference heard... Read more »

Review: labelling technologies, which do you need?

Labels are perfect for normal product runs and promotions, where they offer a cost-effective solution for short runs or time periods, without needing new packaging. Labelling offers many different ways to code, mark and identify products. Labels can be used from primary to tertiary levels, on individual... Read more »

Tips for career success at AIFST Young Professionals Breakfast

A panel of some of Australia’s most respectable experts and leaders in the food industry will present at a free networking breakfast for Young Professionals in the industry at the 49th Annual AIFST Convention. Georgie Aley, CEO of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), said... Read more »

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Smith’s Chips launches Hot Wing chips as Australian tastes evolve

Smith’s Chips is now selling ‘Hot Wings’ flavoured chips through Coles supermarkets. The chips have a spicy chicken taste and are described as having “serious heat”. Senior Marketing Manager at Smith’s, Sheri Juchau, said the chips have been released just in time for the football finals season. “Aussie’s... Read more »

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Hanson’s war on Halal leaves bitter aftertaste for Kosher consumers: Jalna decision to lose Jews

UPDATE 22/07/2016: Since publishing this article Jalna has announced it will be continuing for now Kosher certification of its products. Jalna said it... Read more »

PM Turnbull shuffles ministers, but Small Business demoted

After a close election win, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed his new ministry. While there were no major surprises, the new who, what and... Read more »

Australian liqueur drinking habits, Roy Morgan Research

Australians may drink beer, wine and spirits in greater quantity than liqueurs, but a new study from Roy Morgan Research has found 1.5 million adults still... Read more »

Bindaree Beef takes home four medals from Australian Food Awards

The ASX-listed Bindaree Beef Group has won four medals at the 2016 Australian Food Awards held in Melbourne this week. From a field of over 25 entries,... Read more »


Home cooked meals for infants not always better than supermarket bought ones, British Medical Journal

A new UK study has found home cooked baby food is not necessarily superior to store bought options. Published online by the British Medical Journal’s... Read more »

Is Australia missing greater opportunities for fruit exports to China?

A list of fruit that is permitted to be imported into China, organised by country, could be a source of valuable information for smart Australian fruit-growers... Read more »

Pepsi US to bring back aspartame as sweetener

Pepsi in the US has decided to re-introduce aspartame sweetened soft drink after axing it a year ago. In August 2015, Pepsi Co US decided to remove the... Read more »

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US’ Gelato Fiasco arrives in Australia

US gelato brand, ‘Gelato Fiasco’, is now available in 7-Eleven convenience stores... Read more »

Wesfarmers introduces liquor home delivery

Wesfarmers’ First Choice Liquor chain has introduced a home delivery service. It... Read more »

Sunny Queen serves up meal solutions for coeliacs

Sunny Queen Meal Solutions, the wholesale supplier arm of Sunny Queen which sells... Read more »

Lenard’s Chicken kicks off expansion plans

Lenard’s Chicken has kicked off its expansion plans, opening eight new redesigned... Read more »

New Chang’s Chinese stock launched

Asian food brand, Chang’s, is launching a new savoury stock into Woolworths supermarkets. ‘Chang’s... Read more »

New Dr. Oetker Baking and Queen products released

Dr Oetker is launching new baking products under its Dr Oetker Baking and Queen brands. The... Read more »

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