Supplier News

ACCC rules out tobacco companies acting together

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is denying authorisation for British American Tobacco Australia (BATA), Imperial Tobacco Australia (ITA) and Philip Morris Ltd (PML) jointly to cease supplying retailers or wholesalers they consider to be supplying illicit tobacco. The companies had submitted that the proposed conduct would reduce retail sales …

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Black Swan dips into All Day Breakfast dips range

New All Day Breakfast range from Black Swan aims to bring the tastes of the weekend to the weekdays with four breakfast-inspired flavours. The All Day Breakfast range is available in: Bacon & Egg with Cracked Pepper; Smoked Salmon with Avocado, Dill & Lemon; Sweet Corn with Feta, Chilli & …

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FIAL roadshow opportunities

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is bringing the Coles Roadshow to South Australia and Western Australia, and suppliers are encouraged not to miss out on what is described as a rare opportunity to connect with Coles brand executives and secure a one-on-one meeting. This is also a chance to find …

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Food and beverage driving Australian manufacturing

The value to Australian manufacturing of Australia’s $126 billion food, beverage and grocery sector has increased by more than 30 per cent in seven years (2007-08 to 2014-15) according to research by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). AFGC Director of Economics Tanya Barden says the policy paper compiled …

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Bulla one year ahead of CoOL regulations

Family-owned Bulla Dairy Foods has jumped ahead of the Government’s Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) regulations, by implementing the changes to their labelling a full year before the policies are set to take effect. Bulla’s chilled products will now bear the new CoOL labels, a year ahead of the July …

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Yowie back on shelves thanks to The Distributors

The Yowie milk-chocolate treat has returned to Australian store shelves after a 12-year absence, with a new recipe. Nut free and gluten free with no GMO, palm oil, trans fat or high-fructose corn syrup, Yowie is ethically sourced with Rainforest Alliance certification. The Yowie is available as a ‘wildlife-playmate’ collectable, …

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Unilever dominates with 13 brands in Kantar Worldpanel global top 50

Thirteen of Unilever’s brands have been awarded spots in the Kantar Worldpanel’s top 50 most chosen FMCG brands. The analysis of FMCG brands covers around one billion households and 300 billion shopper decisions across 39 countries. This data then measures which brands are being bought by the most consumers, most …

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Uncle Tobys Oats introduces Nature’s Mix for breakfast

In response to consumer sugar concerns, the team behind Uncle Tobys has launched Nature’s Mix, a no-added-sugar range of oat sachets promoted as being naturally sweetened with dried fruit and “healthy” nuts. The brand says its research found that, when shopping for themselves or their families, consumers prioritise nutritional sugar …

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