Supplier News

Something saucy from Golden North

South Australian ice-cream company Golden North says it is meeting the trend towards increased indulgence with two new tub variants: Spearmint Sundae and Vanilla Sundae. Each tub combines a chocolate ripple through “the classic ice-cream flavours”. Golden North says vanilla and spearmint were chosen for the new variants because they …

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Bean ground & drunk wins 2019 Organic Excellence Award

Bean ground & drunk has been crowned a winner at the 5th Annual Awards for Organic Excellence in Canberra. Described as “certifiably original and incredibly quirky”, bean ground & drunk is claimed to be the first Certified Organic coffee in Australia. The Annual Awards for Organic Excellence are dedicated to …

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IGA Supplier of the Year Award winners revealed

IGA has announced the winners of its coveted Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Awards. The ceremony took place last night at The Star in Sydney. The company says it judges nominated suppliers and winners on criteria including sales, support and innovation, promotions and field teams. “These suppliers are supportive of …

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Stop & Shop to launch driverless grocery vehicles

US grocer Stop & Shop will launch driverless grocery vehicles in Boston, Massachusetts, the company has announced. The new venture is a collaboration with San Francisco-based start-up Robomart. It will see vehicles bring a selection of Stop & Shop produce, meal kits and convenience items directly to consumers. “This is …

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Doritos ‘flaming flavours’ turn up the heat

Doritos has combined the “signature bold flavour and intense crunch you’ve grown to expect from Doritos” with a “spicy international twist”. The two new “flaming flavours” joining Doritos’ existing Bold range are Southern Sticky Chicken and Mexican Jalapeno Poppers. “Our new range is inspired by the spice profile of international …

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Coca-Cola Amatil says goodbye to plastic straws

Coca-Cola Amatil will no longer distribute plastic drinking straws and stirrers in Australia. Instead, the company says, it will stock fully recyclable and biodegradable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited paper straws. Group Managing Director Alison Watkins says the decision is another step forward in the company’s efforts to reduce single-use …

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Foodstuffs NZ wins funding to boost electric vehicles

Foodstuffs has been successful in the latest round of government funding that drives the expansion of electric vehicles (EV) capability. The kiwi company already hosts 48 fast-charge electric EV stations at New World and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets throughout New Zealand. It also has 28 electric delivery vans. But it will now …

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Bulla appoints new marketing head

Bulla Dairy Foods has appointed Simone Cote (pictured right) to the role of General Manager – Marketing, Innovation and Corporate Strategy. Ms Cote has been tasked with continuing the strategic growth of the Australian iconic dairy brand. She will step into the role in January. “We’re really pleased to welcome …

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A new Aussie health drink with yerba, mate

A new carbonated health drink, MatēCo2, has launched across Australia. The tea brings the benefits and “unique taste” of the ancient South American herb yerba mate to the Australian market, the company says, and is already “wildly popular” in Europe. MatēCo2 founder Vivien Gerber (right) developed an Aussie version after …

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Brand-new Salty Golden Gaytime arrives for summer

Streets Ice Cream has launched a brand new Golden Gaytime just in time for summer – the Salty Golden Gaytime. Streets describes it as, “An utterly delicious take on Australia’s favourite ice cream, with toffee and vanilla ice cream, chocolate, iconic vanilla crumbs and a savoury, light sprinkling of salt.” …

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