Tag Archives: innovation

Food trends at APAC Food Safety Conference

A session at last week’s APAC Food Safety Conference in Sydney explored consumer food trends. Among the speakers were: Mark Field (Senior Food and Retail Industry Technical and Commercial Executive). Felipe Favaro (General Manager, Hemp Foods Australia General). Paul Saeki (Kakadu Plum Business Development Manager, Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation). …

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CEBIT Australia 2019 line-up announced

The 2019 line-up for CEBIT Australia will showcase some of the nation’s most influential leaders in technology, finance and innovation this October. To be held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre, the annual B2B technology exhibition and conference will feature over 200 expert speakers. They will deliver keynote presentations, panel discussions, …

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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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