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Bega goes back to basics with Simply Nuts

Bega says its new peanut butter, Simply Nuts, contains nothing but 100 per cent Australian peanuts and a “pinch of sea salt”. The company claims it developed Simply Nuts to “accommodate the changing palette of the savvy and health-conscious Australian consumer”. According to Bega, Simply Nuts: contains no artificial colours …

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Who needs potatoes? Harvest Snaps launches Black Bean range

Harvest Snaps is launching a new baked snack range made from black beans – Black Bean Baked Crisps. The company became known for its signature pea crisps, which it claims achieved an RSV of more than $12.5 million in its first 18 months. It’s now stocked in more than 3,500 …

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A good Patch: compostable bandages now in Woolies

Patch Bamboo Bandages, claimed to be the world’s first organic, hypoallergenic compostable wound-care solution, are being launched in Woolworths nationally this month. A product of “natural solutions” company Nutricare, Patch Strips are said to have reached a global market in just over 12 months and are now available in more …

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Zebra scan-as-you-go earns its stripes at PAK’nSAVE

PAK’nSAVE in New Zealand is offering customers scan-as-you-go devices from Zebra Technologies to streamline their shopping experience. Zebra says its handheld PS20 computers give customers complete, real-time information about their spending as they shop. PAK’nSAVE has deployed the personal shopping system at supermarkets in New Zealand’s lower North Island. The …

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Vegemite introduces gluten free alternative

Aussie icon Vegemite has launched a gluten free version of its product. After two years of research and development, Vegemite has released the highly anticipated gluten free and FODMAP friendly Vegemite. With one in four Australians avoiding gluten and a documented 1.5 per cent of Australians suffering from coeliac disease, …

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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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