Tag Archives: innovation

Green plastic that fertilises too

What do you get if you put the chemistry, agriculture and business expertise of some graduate students together: a zero waste, biodegradable and completely environmentally friendly solution to packaging that also fertilises soil. Carapac was born out of the University of Sydney’s ‘Inventing the Future’ program, which calls on highly …

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Study finds that Australian businesses aren’t doing enough when it comes to innovation

Following the inaugural Business Readiness Index on Information Security, Canon Australia has today announced a second module focused on innovation. Conducted by GfK Australia, the report is based on surveys with more than 530 local business leaders, with a focus on attitudes and actions aimed at staying ahead of the …

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Fonterra partners with active nutrition startup Foodspring

Fonterra has announced its entry into the growing active nutrition consumer segment through a strategic partnership with German active nutrition startup Foodspring. Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer for Velocity and Innovation Judith Swales says the deal creates a range of exciting new business and market development opportunities with the active nutrition …

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Australian retail innovation lags behind national average

A new report from Commonwealth Bank showed that only 17 per cent of retailers are innovating in direct response to customer feedback, while just 15 per cent are innovating due to observed changes in customer needs. Furthermore, only 10 per cent of retailers are seeking to drive innovation to protect …

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South Australian food celebrated

The 2017 South Australian Food Industry Award winners were announced last week at the largest food and beverage industry gathering in Australia – and, overall, the big winner was South Australia, according to Food South Australia CEO Catherine Sayer. The winners were announced to an audience of more than 700 …

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Woolworths/FoodCo’s ‘meet the buyer’ event

Woolworths/FoodCo and Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) will hold a meet-the-buyer event as part of the Fine Food Australia trade exhibition in Sydney next week. FIAL and Woolworths are giving suppliers the chance to learn more about the way Woolworths operates, and to pitch their products to the buyers during …

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Coles celebrates its suppliers

NSW-based family-owned business The Cordina Food Company has won the Coles Supplier of the Year Award for Product Innovation. The Coles Supplier Awards were presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne last week, attended by about 1,200 suppliers and team members, with Cordina honoured for its fresh and chilled crumbed …

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Record year as Product of the Year 2018 heads into research phase

It’s been a huge year for Product of the Year, with a timetable change and a record number of entries from new retailers and brands. The Product of the Year Jury Panel (which includes Retail World Managing Editor Lorna Gloria, Retail Pharmacy Managing Editor Marcela Araneda and Channel 9 personality Lisa Wilkinson) …

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