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Red Bull adds a winning smile to its iconic formula

To show support for Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull has launched limited-edition packs that immortalise Daniel and his distinguished grin. The release coincides with the return of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to the 2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, which is being held in Melbourne …

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Darrell Lea business sold for $200 million

Quadrant Private Equity this week confirmed it had bought the confectionery business from the Quinn family, and said it had plans to expand the brand’s reach in Australia and overseas. Best known for its liquorice and Rocklea Road products, the iconic Darrell Lea brand has been around for more than …

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Bertocchi invests in growth

Smallgoods manufacturer Bertocchi will undergo a major expansion – creating more than 700 jobs – with support from the Victorian government.  Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Bertocchi Smallgoods’ Thomastown factory in late 2017 to announce support for the $46.7 million project to increase sales and revenue, …

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Spring Gully Foods springs back

Four and a half years after entering voluntary administration, Adelaide’s Spring Gully Foods has cleared the debts that almost forced the company to close its doors. Final payments under the company’s deed of company arrangement (DOCA) have been dispatched to unsecured creditors, completing the company’s fightback from its near-death experience. …

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Violet Crumble finds a new home with Robern Menz

South Australian confectioner Robern Menz is bringing an Australian favourite snack back under Aussie ownership with the acquisition of the Violet Crumble brand from Nestlé. The fourth-generation family-owned business has secured Nestlé’s rights to the Violet Crumble trademark and brand globally, with manufacturing, sales, and marketing to transition from Nestlé …

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Pump offers new electrolyte water to Australian market

A variety of Pump water containing electrolytes from coconut water and natural lime water hit shelves this week. Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), owner of sports-water brand Pump, says Pump+ natural electrolytes water is crafted with “active and health-conscious Australians” in mind, with low kilojoules and zero preservatives. To help market the …

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ACCC releases interim report from dairy inquiry

To alleviate bargaining-power imbalances between processors and farmers, the ACCC has recommended a mandatory code of conduct following its 12-month inquiry into the Australian dairy industry. After comprehensive analysis of the sector over decades, the ACCC has suggested a mandatory code to address bargaining-power imbalances, improve price and production signals, …

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Western Australia retailer wins $5,000

Brett Turner of SUPA IGA Belmont in Western Australia has won $5,000 in the final stages of Snack Brands Australia’s ‘Cash in Your Chips’ independent retailer program. More than 1,100 retailers entered the program, which encouraged qualified retailers to place package orders of The Natural Chip Company. Entrants had a …

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Coca-Cola launches limited-edition Raspberry flavour for Australian summer

Coca-Cola’s new summer-time flavour offering is said to have a “refreshing Coca-Cola taste with a delicious splash of raspberry flavour”. The launch headlines the brand’s major summer campaign, which kicks off this month. The soft-drink company says the “fun and refreshing new flavour”, targeting the young adult and teen market, …

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South Australian food celebrated

The 2017 South Australian Food Industry Award winners were announced last week at the largest food and beverage industry gathering in Australia – and, overall, the big winner was South Australia, according to Food South Australia CEO Catherine Sayer. The winners were announced to an audience of more than 700 …

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