Some manufacturers are seeing an improvement in their fortunes as the Australian dollar comes down from its 2013 peak.
Australia’s first chocolate manufacturer, Ernest Hillier, has been snapped up by Re:Capital, which plans to take the Hillier’s and Newman’s brands overseas.
Coca-Cola Amatil and the Victorian government have announced a new $100 million investment plan to assist fruit processor SPC Ardmona and the Goulburn Valley.
Food manufacturer Sanitarium has announced the sale of its Christchurch factory, where popular Weet-Bix and Marmite products have been produced, with distribution now centralised to Auckland.
This morning 64 employees at the Warnervale Bluetongue Brewery site were told the site will be closed down by the end of the year.
Goodman Fielder has denied a formal bid has been made for its Hamilton meat business as 125 jobs at the facility remain in jeopardy.
3D Systems has announced a partnership with confectionery giant Hershey to bring 3D printed chocolate to the mainstream.
Beam, the manufacturer of Jim Beam and Marker’s Mark has been acquired by Japan’s Suntory Holdings for US$13.6 billion (A$15bn), with annual spirit sales for the combined company expected to top US$4.3bn.
Pasta manufacturer, Barilla, is looking to introduce 3D food printers in commercial kitchens, allowing diners to design and print their own pasta.
Trade minister Andrew Robb and others within the federal government are showing their opposition to industry assistance.
A husband and wife team has created a confectionery 3D printer that has debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Dairy giant Fonterra has today confirmed that Danone has launched legal proceedings following last year’s whey protein contamination scandal.
Food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has announced plans to sell off its meat and pizza businesses in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s manufacturing sector experienced a total increase of 0.5 per cent by sales volume in the most recent quarter.
A new report into manufacturing has found that the drop in the sector’s productivity has occurred mainly in three subsectors.
The Korea-Australia free trade agreement (KAFTA) has been confirmed today, with “winners and losers” to emerge in time among manufacturers.
Confectionery company, Yowie, is due to commence manufacturing production in Florida later this month.
A fire broke out last night at Olam International’s almond factory at Carwarp, near Mildura.
The Australian PMI has recorded a result of 53.2 for October, an improvement on September and the second straight month of growth.
A new Silver Fern Farms factory for sausage casings will create 40 jobs in Finegand, South Otago.