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Finalists announced for 2019 PIDA awards

The finalists for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) have been announced. Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, the awards recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand. The awards are …

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How small businesses should plan for Australia Day

Employsure Senior Employment Relations Adviser Jonathan Wilson offers some pointers for small businesses as Australia Day approaches. Mr Wilson says the biggest issue they face on public holidays is “balancing competing priorities”. He identifies these as cashflow, customer expectations and managing staff, among others. “For small business owners, public holidays …

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Product of the Year: healthy and gluten free on the rise

Healthy and allergy-free alternatives have won an unprecedented 10 of the 50 Product of the Year 2019 (POY) categories this year. About 14,000 Australian consumers voted for their favourite products. Their votes reflect rising consumer demand for health-conscious and dietary-specific foods, say the award organisers. Although there were many new …

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ALDI Australia wins Retail Employer of the Year

ALDI Australia won 2018 Retail Employer of the Year at the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Australian Retail Awards last week. The company, which won the same title last year, says the win matters because it recognises the importance ALDI places on its people. To be in the running, ALDI says …

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Health and convenience triumph at New Zealand Food Awards

A vegetable noodle range by The Whole Mix Co has emerged as the Massey University Supreme Award winner at this year’s New Zealand Food Awards. The Whole Mix Co Limited also won the Massey University Health and Wellbeing Award and the James & Wells Business Innovation Award for its noodle …

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Best FMCG marketing campaigns crowned

Fonterra Australia and Nestlé were among the big winners at the prestigious Shop! (formerly POPAI) 2018 Marketing at Retail Awards in Sydney last night, with a host of grocery, convenience and liquor brands taking out major prizes. Fonterra Australia took home Gold for its Ideal Chiller campaign with The Xine …

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Coles announces winners of its 2018 Supplier Awards

Melbourne bakery Laurent has won the Product Innovation Award at the 2018 Coles Supplier Awards. The awards took place at a gala dinner in Melbourne last week. Laurent won for the development of its 30-hour stone baked sourdough bread as a part of the Coles Finest range. French-born baker and …

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ALDI bags fourth Canstar Blue award in five years

ALDI has won its fourth Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award in the Supermarket category for 2018. The low-cost retailer topped the field for overall customer satisfaction, value for money, private-label products and special buys. It also scored five stars for store layout and presentation. The company says its customers …

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A golden night for Accredited Distributors

Accredited Distributors hosted its yearly trade show earlier this month, attracting more than 1250 attendees. About 70 exhibitors showcased their product ranges, new lines and show offers at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium. According to Accredited, the samples, food and refreshments were plentiful. Exhibitors all agreed the trade show was a successful …

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Think you’ve got what it takes to win an ARA award?

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is calling all retailers to put themselves forward for the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards. This year’s awards, entitled ‘The Retail Realm: thinking outside the shop’, will touch on every element in the retail sphere. This includes customer experience, technology, payments, sustainability, supply chain, …

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