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Citrus packhouse export applications open for 2018

16 October, 2017 by

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has released an Industry Advice Notice (IAN) announcing applications are open for citrus packhouses to be approved for export in 2018 to certain countries.


Food and grocery sector delivers 7300 more jobs

16 October, 2017 by

More than one-third of Australian manufacturing jobs are in the food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce sectors. This sector turned over $127.4 billion in 2015/16 and delivered an extra 7300 jobs in the same time.


2018 AIP National Conference seeks speakers

13 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has invited speakers to submit an application to present a paper at its 2018 National Conference.


Do you know your workplace safety obligations?

11 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy | Supplied by: Employsure Pty Ltd

The Employsure Workplace Safety Index has revealed that 81% of Australian small businesses don't fully understand their workplace safety obligations.


Wholesale and retail markets are being modernised

11 October, 2017 by

The World Union of Wholesale Markets Congress (WUWM) will bring together over 250 local and international delegates from 20 countries around the world to discuss challenges and opportunities in the industry.


Nestlé takes iconic Australian brands to China

11 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Australian products are gaining popularity in Asian countries, with Nestlé Australia recently announcing it has partnered with one of China's biggest e-commerce platforms, VIP.com, to launch two Australian brands into the market.


CFIA investing CA$320,000 in DNA barcoding research

04 October, 2017 by

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will invest CA$320,000 (AU$326,631) in the University of Guelph's Biodiversity Institute of Ontario to support collaborative research projects using DNA barcoding.


Aim for better service drives Arrow Scientific and Key Diagnostic merger

29 September, 2017 by

Arrow Scientific and Key Diagnostics are merging with the combined business commencing operation on 1 October.


ABB announces acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions for US$2.6 billion

28 September, 2017 by

Swiss engineering group ABB has announced it will buy GE Industrial Solutions for a sum of US$2.6 billion ($3.3 billion), strengthening its position in the global electrification market.


Rapid growth forecast for Indian wine market by 2021

27 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

According to a recent report by GlobalData, the Indian wine sector is expected to grow at a value compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.9% between 2016 and 2021.


What's in a name?

21 September, 2017 by

John Lemon lemonade has been forced to change its name following legal action claiming infringement of the John Lennon trademark.


Amazon warned to comply with Australian law

21 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

With Amazon set to enter the Australian market, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has reminded the online retail giant that it must ensure it complies with Australia's unfair contract terms legislation.


Food recall vs crisis: the importance of preparation

20 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

After analysing the preparedness of the food and beverage industry for product recall, a recent survey conducted by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and Victual found that most companies are underprepared in the event of a crisis.


Sustainable growth strategies in the seafood industry

18 September, 2017 by

Last week, seafood industry leaders and decision-makers gathered in Canberra to present a set of strategies that they believe will shape the future of the seafood industry.


Qenos's direct business predicts growth in the Australian packaging industry

13 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Qenos Pty Ltd

Qenos's direct polyethylene (PE) business, eXsource, has seen positive signs for further growth in the packaging industry.


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