Near the end of the movie “Skyfall”, there’s a scene in which James Bond and M drive out of the city in a classic 1960 Aston Martin DB5, the distinctive silver Bond Car first used in Goldfinger in 1965. Later —and this is a slight spoiler — the car is shot full of holes with assault rifles and blown up with a helicopter.
Arnott’s has received a $113,254 grant through the federal Clean Technology Investment Program to upgrade its Huntingwood plant’s processes and reduce its carbon output.
A 23-year-old man was found at 2:45 pm on Saturday, trapped in a cold storage freezer in a Matraville factory, and died yesterday morning.
While consumer confidence remains shaky and retail growth is lacklustre, food is in a better position than other retail sectors, according to the latest AFGC CHEP Retail Index.
New Zealand’s Rainbow Confectionery has announced plans to re-open what was once a Prydes lolly factory at Metford.
A Dick Smith Foods advertisement featuring repeated use of the phrase “I love Dick” and a burning boat with asylum seekers has been deemed “inappropriate” though not racist by the Advertising Standards Board.
Manufacturers’ representative the Australian Food and Grocery Council has expressed renewed concern about the spread of private label brands throughout supermarkets.
A number of companies are reportedly considering buying troubled food manufacturer Byron Bay Cookie Company, with expressions of interest registered from as far away as India.
After a what was described as a “tentative” improvement in its results for February, the monthly Australian Industry Group Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) showed the industry continued to shrink in March.
Multi-billion dollar Singaporean food group Olam announced the opening of a new almond processing plant in north-west Victoria.
The animal food manufacturing market in Australia has stayed resilient in the last five years, despite difficulties linked to disease outbreaks and irregular weather patterns, and is expected to grow strongly in the next five, according to a new IBISWorld report.
GoScan, a mobile phone app for those wanting quick, easy-to-understand, detailed information about the foods they’re eating has been launched.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company (WCB) and Kraft Foods Australia have announced they’ve partnered up in a long-term supply agreement, which will see Kraft Foods produce specially formulated cream cheese under WCB’s Sungold brand.
Breville Group Ltd will buy and market environmentally-friendly juicer bags by Cardia Bioplastics as accessories for the company’s market-leading Juicer juice extractors.
Visy Industries is making an aggressive push into Asia, looking to begin manufacturing in at least four new locations and working with food makers to boost exports to the region.
153-year-old Central Victorian winemaker Tahbilk has taken aim at cheap imports and private label brands for hurting local winemakers.
The Australian Industry Group has welcomed the Victorian government’s support for a $52 million upgrade to the Mars Chocolate Australia factory in Ballarat.
Vegetable producer lobby group AusVeg has said that the end of Rosella’s tomato sauce production is part of a wider trend in food manufacturing, which is being hurt by cheap imports.
A newspaper’s questionnaire of Australian CEOs has found that manufacturing leaders’ concerns include issues such as innovation, the Australian dollar and the industry’s place in the economy.
The Australian Wine Research Institute and packaging manufacturer SPS Australia International have been examining screw caps on sparkling wine, though some have reservations that this development could limit export opportunities.