Supplier News

Asahi Beverages makes changes to executive team

Asahi Beverages says it has created a new executive role, Group Chief Operating Officer, along with making other executive changes. The drinks company says it intends the new role to be “transitional” to prepare for succession to the CEO role. In a statement, the company said: “Following several years of …

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NZ Food Awards: celebrating New Zealand’s finest

Since 1987, the annual New Zealand Food Awards have recognised creative innovation from the country’s food and beverage manufacturers. Winning products in the 2018 awards reflected demand for food with proven health and nutritional benefits. New Zealand Food Awards were presented to 11 category winners and a Supreme Award winner …

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Chan’s cites convenience with Woolies range

Chan’s Yum Cha products are now available at Woolworths in the chilled meals section. The company says it has made it more convenient and quicker to prepare its dumplings with an innovation claimed to be an Australian first. Winner of the Fine Food Australia Best New Retail Product award for …

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Coles to ‘optimise operations’ with SAP

Coles Group has chosen SAP to help transform its digital operations across procurement, human resources (HR) and its business processes. The supermarket says it’s implementing intelligent enterprise resource planning (ERP) with SAP S/4HANA, along with SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors. Its goal is “to gain new insights, streamline and automate …

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Something saucy from Golden North

South Australian ice-cream company Golden North says it is meeting the trend towards increased indulgence with two new tub variants: Spearmint Sundae and Vanilla Sundae. Each tub combines a chocolate ripple through “the classic ice-cream flavours”. Golden North says vanilla and spearmint were chosen for the new variants because they …

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Bean ground & drunk wins 2019 Organic Excellence Award

Bean ground & drunk has been crowned a winner at the 5th Annual Awards for Organic Excellence in Canberra. Described as “certifiably original and incredibly quirky”, bean ground & drunk is claimed to be the first Certified Organic coffee in Australia. The Annual Awards for Organic Excellence are dedicated to …

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IGA Supplier of the Year Award winners revealed

IGA has announced the winners of its coveted Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Awards. The ceremony took place last night at The Star in Sydney. The company says it judges nominated suppliers and winners on criteria including sales, support and innovation, promotions and field teams. “These suppliers are supportive of …

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Stop & Shop to launch driverless grocery vehicles

US grocer Stop & Shop will launch driverless grocery vehicles in Boston, Massachusetts, the company has announced. The new venture is a collaboration with San Francisco-based start-up Robomart. It will see vehicles bring a selection of Stop & Shop produce, meal kits and convenience items directly to consumers. “This is …

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Doritos ‘flaming flavours’ turn up the heat

Doritos has combined the “signature bold flavour and intense crunch you’ve grown to expect from Doritos” with a “spicy international twist”. The two new “flaming flavours” joining Doritos’ existing Bold range are Southern Sticky Chicken and Mexican Jalapeno Poppers. “Our new range is inspired by the spice profile of international …

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Coca-Cola Amatil says goodbye to plastic straws

Coca-Cola Amatil will no longer distribute plastic drinking straws and stirrers in Australia. Instead, the company says, it will stock fully recyclable and biodegradable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited paper straws. Group Managing Director Alison Watkins says the decision is another step forward in the company’s efforts to reduce single-use …

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