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Bundaberg gingerly involved in research program

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is collaborating on the first ever ginger research and development program. According to the company, the study – in collaboration with CQUniversity’s Institute for Future Farming Systems – will advance the brand’s knowledge of ginger-growing techniques and help them to continue to provide consumers with the best-tasting …

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Simplot receives 2018 Foodbank Award

Simplot Australia has received the 2018 Foodbank Award in recognition of its contribution to tackling food insecurity in Australia. Presented annually, the award is given to a company for showing vision, innovation and leadership in working with Foodbank. “We ask a lot of our food and grocery partners because there …

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Coca-Cola launches 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign

Coca-Cola South Pacific has announced details of its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, seeking to leverage the excitement that builds around the tournament to drive sales. Running from now until mid-July, the multi-million-dollar campaign is a TVC that encourages fans not to wait until the last minute to get a …

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Sabco Australia completes Oakwood acquisition

Cleaning goods company Sabco Australia has completed the strategic acquisition of the Oakwood brand and its large range of cleaning products for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition follows Sabco’s recent procurement of Asia Pacific Brands and the Mr Clean and Turtle Wax (accessories) brands, part of the business’s strategy to …

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Patak’s: good things come in small pots

Indian food brand Patak’s claims to be helping millions of amateur-to-serious chefs create “closest-to-authentic” Indian dishes from home with the launch of its latest product, Paste Pots. Patak’s says the Paste Pots, inspired by 60-year-old family recipes, all include at least 11 spices that are ground, perfectly blended and preserved …

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Unlocking growth in meal kits

Meal kits are a small category with the potential to have a significant impact on the traditional and online grocery retail market, according to research from Nielsen. Meal kits contain pre-portioned ingredients and recipe instructions for a complete meal that shoppers prepare and cook themselves. During the past eight months, …

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Illicit tobacco burns two billion in excise

A new report shows illicit tobacco currently costs the Australian government up to $1.91 billion. According to KPMG LLP’s ‘Illicit Tobacco in Australia 2017 Full Year Report’, illegal tobacco – as a percentage of total tobacco consumption – rose from 14.3 per cent in 2016 to 15 per cent in …

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Lilydale brings free-range chicken to the freezer aisle

Australian owned and operated premium free-range chicken brand Lilydale has launched its Baked, Not Fried Free-Range Chicken product into Coles’ freezer aisles across the country. The new range is aimed at busy families looking for an “easy, healthier, quick meal solution at home that doesn’t compromise on quality or taste”. …

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