The Australian Industry Group’s monthly Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) survey showed an improved result for February, with food and beverage and wood and paper growing strongly.
D’Arenberg’s profit has almost disappeared, with the family-owned McLaren Vale winemaker hurt by the high Australian dollar and weak economies in key markets.
Federal trade minister Craig Emerson has said that Australian food manufacturers have noticeable comparative advantages that should be harnessed, and foreign investment in the segment should be welcomed.
The Product of the Year Survey of 11,600-plus shoppers found that almost all had bought private label brands.
Cuts to R&D tax credits to some of Australia’s biggest companies will fund a network of innovation precincts, the first of which will be dedicated to manufacturing.
A New Zealand worker at South Pacific Meats who had his arm partly amputated has expressed disappointment after charges were dropped against his employer.
Ted Baillieu’s Victorian government has announced that it plans to legislate against community protests such as those at the Little Creatures site and the current dispute at a Werribee water treatment plant.
A brew house is modernised, cutting energy by nearly a third
Conroy’s, a maker of smallgoods, has been charged with six hygiene breaches at its Bowden plant.
The steady decline in cask wine purchases will put 10 people out of a job, with Accolade Wines announcing that all cask wine production will take place at its Berri operations.
Dairy producers are under pressure from low global milk prices, the high Australian dollar and supermarket price wars.
Retail will continue to grow at 3 per cent, finds the quarterly AFGC CHEP index, released today.
The results of a series of surveys by the Australian Industry Group have found manufacturers, especially those in food and beverage, reporting a jump in energy costs.
John Casella, managing director of Casella Wines, has hit out at reports the company is dying, ahead of its meetings with bankers today.
A Brisbane stainless steel maker and a South Australian soda ash manufacturer have both decided to close their doors following financial difficulty and competition from cheap imports.
Shares in WA-based Gage Roads Brewing have jumped after the company executed contracts with a Margaret River business and global food and beverage company.
South Australian brewer Coopers has announced a $20 million capital expansion after strong sales in the last half of 2012.
Yashili International Holdings, a maker and distributor of infant milk formula, has announced plans to build a 1.1 billion yuan (NZ$210 million) processing plant in New Zealand.
Casella Wines, the owners of the popular Yellow Tail brand, has attributed its first loss in two decades to factors including the high Australian dollar and industrial relations.
Darrell Lea will mark Australia Day with green-and-gold versions of two of its best-known products and a world record attempt.