Supplier News

Brownes Dairy ditches plastic bottles

Brownes Dairy will be the first company in Australia to integrate renewable cartons across its entire milk carton range. The distribution beginning mid-October, will involve the use of Tetra Pak bio-based packages. Materials are plant-based, and use protective layers derived from sugar cane. “There is a lot of emphasis on the …

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Mars Wrigley Australia to open new warehouse in 2020

Mars Wrigley Australia has announced a seven-year partnership with Toll Group and Charter Hall to construct and manage a state-of-the-art warehouse in Truganina, Melbourne. For the first time in Mars Wrigley’s more than 100-year history in Australia, the new Truganina warehouse will store all of the company’s products under one …

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Nestlé and Starbucks team up for new coffee range

Nestlé has launched a new range of Starbucks by Nespresso coffee capsules. The new range is claimed to combine Nestlé’s coffee and system know-how with the Starbucks’ unique coffee flavours and house blends. This launch comes after the two companies, Nestlé and Starbucks, joined forces to create a global coffee …

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Unilever announces new commitments to eliminate plastic

Unilever has announced new commitments to reduce its plastic waste and help create a circular economy for plastics. The company has confirmed that by 2025 it will: Halve its use of virgin plastic, by reducing its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerating its use …

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Mars Wrigley Australia appoints new GM

Andrew Leakey has been appointed General Manager for the Mars Wrigley business in Australia. The announcement follows the departure of previous GM Andrew Loader, who leaves the business after almost twenty years of service to pursue his interests in supporting new and emerging businesses and developing tomorrow’s leaders. Mr Leakey …

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Bickford’s launches new RTD Iced Coffee range

Bickford’s Australia has launched a new range of ready to drink iced coffee options. The family-owned business already has a strong coffee history through the award-winning Iced Coffee syrup, which was first produced in November 1919 and is said to still be delivering growth 100 years on. “As we enter …

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Why not lamb for weeknight dinners?

Inspiring consumers to look at lamb as an option for mid-week meals is the focus of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) new Spring Lamb campaign launched last week. The six-week campaign builds on the successful ‘Too Easy’ campaign tagline and creative material, and includes a range of activities to appeal …

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Hungry Jack’s founder and CSIRO launches plant-based meat start-up

Australia’s newest plant-based meat start-up, v2food, a partnership between CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures, and Competitive Foods Australia, has officially launched. V2food was formed by CSIRO’s Innovation Fund, managed by Main Sequence Ventures, a part of the Australian government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), in 2018. Competitive Foods Australia, the …

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Tick of approval for Saputo and Lion cheese deal

The ACCC has decided it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks’ Tasmanian-based cheese business by Saputo Dairy Australia. Saputo is proposing to acquire Lion’s Tasmanian cheese processing plants, located in Burnie and King Island, and Lion’s cheese brands, including South Cape, King Island Dairy and …

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