Tag Archives: Melbourne

Global Table on how to feed the world descends to Melbourne

Leaders in food, agricultural science, technology and medicine will arrive in Melbourne next week for a global conference tackling questions around how to feed a growing world population in the face of a climate crisis and unsustainable levels of development. Sandro Demaio (AU), Danielle Nierenberg (USA), Derk Hendriksen (USA) and …

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Vincent’s latest veg venture

Vincent Vegetarian Food has launched Vincent’s Marketplace, located in, Fitzroy, Melbourne. The new marketplace is a comprehensive vegan supermarket, that includes a standing room café all under one roof. “There is a real appetite for plant-based proteins, high quality coffee and ethical groceries,” General Manager and Vincent’s son, Daniel Ng …

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Fresh food people to deliver Fresh Distribution Centre

Woolworths and Vaughan Constructions have begun building Victoria’s new Melbourne Fresh Distribution Centre (MFDC) located in Truganina. The centre will be a state-of-the-art facility that stores and delivers fresh produce and chilled products to hundreds of supermarkets and is expected to open in 2020. For the community The MFDC will …

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AUSVEG slams ‘radical’ vegan activists

AUSVEG has expressed solidarity with Australian farmers and condemned “radical” vegan activists and following direct action in Melbourne and elsewhere. The peak industry body says it’s “disappointed” it’s been dragged into the controversy and has distance itself from the activists. It doesn’t want its plant-based commodities “to add fuel to …

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Swing into summer at the GALA Industry Golf Day

The Grocery and Liquor Association (GALA) is holding its 76th MGA Industry Golf Day in Melbourne’s south on March 7. Patron of GALA Fred Harrison said: “This year’s Golf Day will again be held at the picturesque Keysborough Golf Course and is sure to be a catalyst to network, build …

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New Costco in Epping, Victoria, opens its doors

A new Costco in the north-Melbourne suburb of Epping opened this week. It’s located next to The Northern Hospital and Pacific Epping Shopping Centre at 60 Deveny Road. The company says the 13,788 sqm warehouse will service a catchment of one million people in Melbourne’s fast-growing north. It will be …

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Amazon’s Sydney fulfilment centre almost twice as big as Melbourne’s

Amazon Australia has opened a new ‘fulfilment centre’ in south-west Sydney – and it’s big. The new centre in Moorebank is 43,000sqm, making it about the size of six football fields. It’s also nearly double the size of the Melbourne fulfilment centre. It’s well located, says Amazon, for Sydney airport, …

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Melbourne shopping centre’s Virtual/Chill winter village

The QV Melbourne shopping centre is unveiling Virtual/Chill, a ‘winter village’ promoted as being complete with a “state-of-the-art new VR experience”. From today (May 18) until June 10, the central plaza at QV Melbourne, owned by Dexus Retail, will be transformed into a “modern Nordic wonderland”. Shoppers are invited to …

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David Jones to open first standalone food store in Melbourne

Capitol Grand South Yarra will be home to the first standalone David Jones Food store when the department-store chain unveils its premium convenience format in the luxury development in 2019. The 500sqm store will have prime position in the Capitol Grand retail precinct on Chapel Street in the inner Melbourne …

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