Rural Councils Victoria has a new website detailing key information about industrial landholdings, land and buildings across rural Victoria that offer potentially profitable opportunities for food manufacturing firms keen to invest or expand.
The latest freeze-drying techniques mean food manufacturers can eliminate the cost and carbon footprint of transporting food by eliminating water content, while retaining flavour and nutrients.
A Mid North Coast pick-your-own fruit farm hit by a lockdown-linked lack of visitors has saved truckloads of strawberries by paying a local contract manufacturer to turn them into 25,000 jars of jam.
Woolworths’ venture capital arm w23 is one of the backers in a bumper $4m funding round for Sydney-based premium proteins start-up Harvest B.
Australia’s food and beverage supply chains are being held back by ageing technology, underinvestment in digital and a lack of data-driven insight, says Accenture’s Jordan Griffiths, who offers some recommendations to manufacturers.
Next month, the world’s largest meal-kit company is opening a new 25,500sqm manufacturing and distribution complex near Melbourne. Reportedly the largest such facility in Australia, the new ‘Tuckerbox’ will exemplify sustainability.
All-Australian manufacturer McKenzie’s Foods has expanded its range of flours on the back of the pandemic-lockdown-related home baking boom and increasing health-consciousness in consumers.
Consumer demand for plant-based meat substitutes grew exponentially over FY2019-2020 according to a report by think-tank Food Frontier.
Announced on 10 March 2021, the federal government’s new Commercialisation Fund offers dollar-matched grants of between $100,000 and $1m to small-scale, collaborative manufacturing projects.
Australian food and beverage manufacturing firms have just four weeks to apply for grants under Round 1 of the federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative to help them scale up, employ and export. So act fast!