Retail World Editor

Finalists announced for 2019 PIDA awards

The finalists for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) have been announced. Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, the awards recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand. The awards are …

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Danone creates ‘Nutricia’ master brand in ANZ

Danone has announced a rebrand of its science-based nutrition products in ANZ under the Nutricia commercial master brand. Danone says the specialised nutrition portfolio covers products and services that support healthy growth and development during the first 1,000 days of life (from conception to two years old) through to age-related …

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AUSVEG slams ‘radical’ vegan activists

AUSVEG has expressed solidarity with Australian farmers and condemned “radical” vegan activists and following direct action in Melbourne and elsewhere. The peak industry body says it’s “disappointed” it’s been dragged into the controversy and has distance itself from the activists. It doesn’t want its plant-based commodities “to add fuel to …

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Veganism threatens local demand for Aussie meat and dairy

Booming veganism and rising meat prices are a growing threat to the domestic meat and dairy industries, says IBISWorld. According to the industry research company, sales of vegan food products have soared over the past five years in Australia. Intensifying the trend is the fact that the vegan boom has …

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Woolworths and Aldi grew grocery market share in 2018

Woolworths has extended its lead as Australia’s top grocery retailer after increasing its share of Australia’s total grocery market. Its share is now 34 per cent, up 1.4 percentage points (ppts), according to Roy Morgan’s latest survey data. Aldi had a good year too, growing its market share to 11.4 …

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HMPS triumphs at the 2019 APPMA Awards of Excellence

HMPS won two awards at the recent Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence. The awards, which recognise Australia’s finest manufacturers, took place in Melbourne on March 27 at a “sustainably-themed” gala dinner. HMPS won two awards in the categories of Design Innovation Award (for the HMPS …

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Enjoy kombucha at home with SodaStream

SodaStream is partnering with Soda Press Co to create a range of natural, reduced-sugar soda syrups for its sparkling-water system. Soda Press Co was born Down Under and says it makes its syrups from organic ingredients. To coincide with the partnership, Soda Press Co is also launching its latest syrup, …

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One smart cookie – Fruits & Roots from Arnott’s

Arnott’s is launching Fruits & Roots cookies, a new range of delicious cookies, made with real fruit and vegetables. The company says the Fruits & Roots range has the “perfect pairing of real fruits and vegetables in each cookie variety to balance flavour and nutrition”. The cookies are individually packaged …

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Cautious welcome for more choice on tap and go

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed greater choice for retailers on tap and go payments, but urges more action. The ARA says it’s “pleased” that ANZ and Westpac have decided to give retailers a choice on how tap and go debit-card transactions are processed. But although it’s a “step …

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Budget boom: Aussie retailers enjoy 24-hour surge

Retail enjoyed a boom 24 hours following key announcements in the federal budget, says the National Retail Association (NRA). The NRA also says Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that the sector “broke free of its shackles” in February. ‘Welcome relief’ NRA CEO Dominique Lamb says the news regarding …

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