Woolworths extend paid leave to volunteer firefighters

Woolworths employees volunteering with rural fire service agencies have been granted extended paid leave by the company, in the wake of catastrophic fires burning across New South Wales, Victoria and around Australia The Woolworths Group announced late last month that paid leave entitlements for team members (covered by an Enterprise Agreement) would be extended to

Woolworths extend paid leave to volunteer firefighters Read More »

Scorched peanut bar returns

The last time this chocolate bar was on our shelves Malcolm Fraser was prime minister. The popular Scorched Peanut Bar, produced by Cooks Confectionary, has made a quiet return to Australian shelves. The 45g bar, described as “scorched peanuts encased in smooth toffee covered in milk chocolate” can be found in retailers across the country,

Scorched peanut bar returns Read More »

Healthy snacks make for healthy sales

As the health and wellness trend continues to bring rapid change to the convenience landscape, the snacking category has found itself front and centre of the ongoing transformation. Healthy snack foods with a high nutritional value, such as muesli bars, protein bars and dried fruit and nuts are quickly growing in importance as some of

Healthy snacks make for healthy sales Read More »

Non dairy the trend convenience can’t ignore

As non-dairy milks continue to rise in popularity, they are having an ever-growing impact in the convenience store fridge. And as they become more mainstream and adapted into the diets of consumers alongside dairy products and not just as an alternative, the trend is only set to grow. According to industry research firm IBISWorld, revenue

Non dairy the trend convenience can’t ignore Read More »

Arnott’s to release two very ‘Aussie’ flavours

They’re the beloved snack that divided a nation with their infamous ‘new’ release three years ago. But their latest release will no doubt be very welcome news to hungry stomachs across the country. The biscuit brand are continuing their Aussie Legends Range, which last year released hit flavour Vegemite and cheese, with two new bold

Arnott’s to release two very ‘Aussie’ flavours Read More »

Froneri expands ice-cream empire

In ice-cream news, Froneri are set to become an even bigger global iced confectionary player, with the proposed purchase of  Nestle’s US ice cream business in a deal worth USD 4 billion. The Nestle business last year reported a turnover of US 1.8 billion and the deal will net Froneri Nestle’s high-profile brands Haagen-Dazs, Drumstick

Froneri expands ice-cream empire Read More »

Coke’s wild new partnership

Coca-Cola Amatil have scored another lucrative deal, signing on as the principal partner of the new Sydney Zoo. The five-year deal will see the company become the official non-alcohol beverage supplier. The western Sydney based zoo, which opened last week, expects to attract one million visitors per year. And keeping in line with the zoo’s

Coke’s wild new partnership Read More »

Woolworths expands Delivery Now to Gold Coast

More than 200,000 Gold Coast shoppers now have access to fresh food and grocery deliveries in under two hours as Woolworths introduces its Delivery Now service from three local supermarkets. Customers living in the suburbs surrounding Woolworths stores in Broadbeach, Southport Park and Harbourtown can order up to 30 hand picked items from a range

Woolworths expands Delivery Now to Gold Coast Read More »

banana research

Researchers create packaging from banana plants

Two researchers at UNSW Sydney have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable. Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and Professor Martina Stenzel were looking for ways to convert agricultural waste into something that could value add to the industry it came from while

Researchers create packaging from banana plants Read More »

Scroll to Top