Tag Archives: Victoria

PepsiCo makes healthier change to chips

Australian canola oil is now being used by PepsiCo for its major snack brands. The change will significantly reduce saturated fat content in Doritos, Tostitos Cantina Style tortilla chips, Twisties, Burger Rings and Cheetos. “Smith’s chips made the shift to Australian canola oil in 2018, and we are proud to …

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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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Move over, Charlie! Victoria identified as the chocolate ‘capital’

Roy Morgan research has shown that 14.2 million Australians aged 14 and over consume chocolate in an average four-week period, with Victoria identified as the chocolate ‘capital’. Chocolate bars were identified as the preferred choice (10.98 million or 77.5 per cent of all Australian chocolate consumers) over chocolate blocks (8.91 …

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Victorian businesses prepare to ban the bag

New legislation was introduced to the Victorian state parliament this week which will ban all lightweight plastic shopping bags with a thickness of 35 microns or less. This includes bags made from degradable, biodegradable and compostable plastic. The new law will apply to all retailers and suppliers – regardless of …

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Coles’ upgraded Prahran supermarket opens

Coles’ revamped Prahran supermarket opened on Wednesday and is set to create about 50 new jobs as part of Coles’ $120m investment into Victoria this year. The opening celebration included speeches, cake, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a performance from the Prahran Windsor Primary School choir before the doors opened at …

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MGA President Rod Allen retires

MGA’s long-serving Director Rod Allen has officially retired from all MGA Board of Directors duties, the organisation has announced. He was Director for more than 20 years and dedicated Board President for more than 15 years. From statewide to nationwide MGA made the news official at its Industry Business Breakfast …

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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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Don’t just dump your e-waste – give it to us

Social enterprise Green Collect is calling on Victorian businesses to recycle all their old electrical items, or e-waste. The social enterprise provides employment opportunities for people facing disadvantage, The organisation, based in the Melbourne suburb of Braybrook, specialises in “resource recovery”. It says it handles about 10-15 tonnes of technology …

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Malvern Central Shopping Centre welcomes David Jones Food

To expand its food retail offering, Malvern Shopping Centre in Melbourne has opened David Jones Food, making it Victoria’s first food concept launched by the department store. The new food offering was sourced and developed by a team of 60 specialists to deliver premium-quality products in categories such as meat …

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SPC enters 100th year

One of Australia’s oldest fruit processors, and recently voted one of the top-20 brands Australian consumers can’t live without, SPC officially celebrated its 100th birthday this week. Hosting a press conference at the company’s Shepparton manufacturing facility in Victoria, SPC Managing Director Reg Weine thanked loyal employees, customers, suppliers and …

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