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The Distributors welcomes Craven Foods

The Distributors is set to expand its local service network by welcoming Craven Foods to the group. Craven Foods is The Distributors’ member for Bunbury, WA, and began in June 1987. Current owners Douglas Mateljan and Kym Burke secured the business in 2000. Since then, the business has expanded to …

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New avocado strategy: fewer squeezes, more sales

A novel merchandising approach, supported by a staff-training program, has “dramatically’ boosted avocado sales. Following consultation with all major supermarkets and greengrocers, Avocados Australia identified and tested four principles for the selling of avocados in a range of formats and locations: Use of coloured-foam display pads. Avocados displayed on the …

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Goat-milk formula good for little kids

Oli6 goat-milk formula is good for babies’ gut health, according to new research. A three-year study by RMIT analysed cow-milk formula, fresh goat milk and Oli6 goat formula. The researchers found the Oli6 goat-milk formula contained 14 naturally occurring prebiotics oligosaccharides (oligos), five of which are also found in human …

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Voss victorious at International Beverage Awards

The new Flavoured Sparkling Lime Mint from Voss has just won Best New Water Drink at The International Beverage Awards in Japan. The awards, in association with FoodBev Media, took place on June 27 at Drink Japan in Tokyo. The judging panel considered 84 entries from 14 countries. FoodBev Media …

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Two-hour delivery time is the goal of the future

Zebra Technologies Corporation has laid out its vision of the upcoming challenges of omnichannel logistics in a new study. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) edition of Zebra Technologies’ ‘Future of Fulfilment Vision Study’ is a body of research that analyses how manufacturers, transportation and logistics firms and retailers are preparing to meet …

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Kanguru leaps into energy-drinks market

New energy drink Kanguru aims to combine all-natural ingredients with an “anti-crash” result. The locally owned and manufactured energy drink was created by Queensland-based ophthalmologist Dr David Kitchen, who says he spent four years perfecting the formula. “I drank coffee and energy drinks, but I felt there had to be …

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Woolworths steps up to bat in new cricket partnership

Woolworths is set to become a partner in a brand-new community-level junior program for the sport. Next month, the supermarket will launch its new program ‘Woolworths Cricket Blast’, to be run by Cricket Australia, designed for “boys and girls to build skills through fun, game-based activities, as well as by …

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Foodstuffs North Island teams up with JDA

New Zealand’s largest retail grocery organisation is joining forces with JDA Software Inc to improve its operations. Foodstuffs North Island is partnering with JDA Software Inc to use JDA Transport Management across its business to “transport products efficiently and economically”. The grocery organisation says having a common system and standard …

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Skyn’s new way to ‘save intimacy’

Skyn has announced a new global marketing campaign, Save Intimacy, which it says is about celebrating technology that brings people together. The campaign rolls out with a brand film that transports audiences to a future in which a universal dependence on smartphones, VR and technological innovations threatens fundamental human connections. …

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