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What’s the difference between ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ dates?

By MGA Trainer and Assessor David Grey-Smith. Knowing the difference between the ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ date is important for your business, as this will save you money. If the use by and best before dates are monitored correctly, it will reduce the amount of perfectly edible food being …

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How far is retail technology driving sales? 

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA), in collaboration with Australian technology company Pronto Software have released a white paper based on a survey of technology uptake and priorities among the country’s retailers. ‘The State of Australian Retail Technology 2019’ included responses from representatives of 172 retailers. Seventy-five per cent of the …

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Woolworths Compass app now available for suppliers

Woolworths’ Compass app is now available for suppliers on Apple and Android platforms. The free app will allow suppliers to more closely monitor the sales performance of their products in each store. It draws on historical sales patterns to calculate dynamic daily sales expectations for every product in every store. …

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Sally Williams gives Supercart a big push

Former Brand Power Australia presenter Sally Williams has given sustainable-trolley manufacturer Supercart Australia a big boost. The 3AW presenter and TV personality has joined Supercart as its first ambassador. She’s joining the push to boost awareness of the sustainable shopping carts. Supercart makes the carts from recycled plastic two-litre milk …

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Superior Sales to launch weekly podcast

An industry-first podcast launching next month will highlight the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Superior Sales Consulting has produced a new podcast series, Superior Sales Disruption. Superior Sales’ Managing Director Jamie Lobina and Mark Truelson (pictured) will lead the podcast, which will feature discussions with a …

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Allergy awareness – are your staff trained?

By MGA Trainer and Assessor David Grey-Smith. Food allergy is an immune system response to a food protein that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. The reaction to a food can be potentially life threatening. A food allergy is not the same as food intolerance. A food intolerance is the …

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Kraft Heinz Australia appoints Simon Laroche as CEO

Kraft Heinz Australia has confirmed Simon Laroche (right) as its new CEO. “I’m delighted to join the team,” Mr Laroche said in a statement. The company says Mr Laroche’s remit will be to grow the business, to strengthen relationships with retailers and supply-chain partners, and to extend the company’s local …

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SIAL China to take place in Shanghai on May 14-16

SIAL China, the largest food innovation exhibition in Asia, will take place on May 14-16 in Shanghai. According to the organisers, it will give food professionals “a unique platform for exchange and business opportunities with Asian markets”. Fast facts When? May 14 to May 16, 2019. Where? Shanghai New International …

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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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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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