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Finish and Rural Aid deliver two million litres of water to New England region

The national #FinishWaterWaste initiative is set to deliver two million litres of water, its largest delivery to date, to drought-stricken communities in New England. The initiative, which commenced in September in partnership with Rural Aid, will start delivery from today. With the first litres of water being delivered to farmers …

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Beverage formats go big on eBay

Softdrinks and water multipacks, and water filters, lead beverage sales on eBay, according to ShelfTrend. Cold and ambient beverages present a varied picture on eBay. On the one hand, the number of listings isn’t huge compared with, say, baby. Even in the biggest beverages subcategory, soft drinks, there were around …

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Can’t say no to a clean FroPro

FroPro’s new range of ‘Singles’ ice cream is claimed to be the first lower cal, sugar-free chocolate coated ice cream stick in Australia. The range includes three new flavours, with the Double Chocolate and Salted Caramel being 150 calories, while the Plant-Based Classic Vanilla Single sits at 160 calories. “Our …

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Vegemite so popular Australians holiday in it

Vegemite lovers have a chance to stay overnight in a Vegemite villa by Booking.com. The booking agency has created a four-metre-high and two-metre-wide Vegemite jar, which is available exclusively on the site for guests to book a ‘tasteful’ weekend away. The villa is situated in the homeland of Vegemite’s parent …

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PepsiCo makes healthier change to chips

Australian canola oil is now being used by PepsiCo for its major snack brands. The change will significantly reduce saturated fat content in Doritos, Tostitos Cantina Style tortilla chips, Twisties, Burger Rings and Cheetos. “Smith’s chips made the shift to Australian canola oil in 2018, and we are proud to …

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Mengniu Dairy to buy Lion Dairy & Drinks

Lion Dairy & Drinks has been sold to China Mengniu Dairy Company for $600 million. This sale includes all white milk, milk-based beverages, yoghurt, juice and water ice brands and assets. It also includes Dairy & Drinks’ international business, its share of joint ventures Vitasoy Australia Products and Capitol Chilled …

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Perkii joins forces with SLSA

University of Queensland probiotic drink, Perkii, has announced a partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). According to Perkii CEO Matt Kowal, SLSA’s drive to save, create and build better Australian lives mirrors his company’s values of innovation, health and inclusiveness. “As an Australian start-up focused on improved health outcomes, …

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Hilton Foods opens $280m production facility in Queensland

Hilton Foods Australia has unveiled its new state-of-the-art meat production facility in Heathwood, Queensland. The $280 million facility will produce finished fresh meat products for more than 450 Woolworths stores. It is expected to deliver more than 1,500 tonnes of fresh red meat to stores each week (complementing Hilton Foods …

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20-year-old hommus brand receives a refresh

SSS Foods, a Sydney-based manufacturer of hommus, has launched its new packaging as they modernise the 20-year-old brand. According to SSS Foods, the hommus range is healthy, wholesome and “lighter in taste”. It is also claimed to be sugar free, gluten free, dairy free and vinegar free. SSS Foods has …

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