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the ACCC priviso to divest Koroit to allay the regulator's concerns over competition for raw milk in south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia.
Murray Goulburn shareholders approved the $1.3 billion buyout of assets to Saputo and the deal also received approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board.
According to Saputo CEO Lino Saputo Jnr, the company is also looking at further acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand.
COLES DOES 10-YEAR DEAL WITH FRENCH BAKER French-born baker Laurent Boillon signed a 10-year contract with Coles to make a range of artisan-style sourdough loaves for its stores. Boillon uses traditional French recipes in his new Melbourne factory, which can produce 150,000 preservative-free loaves a day.
Coles said the demand for gourmet bread is on the rise and the partnership makes it more accessible for
Each loaf
takes 30 hours
to create, according to Boillon, who
has been a long-time stalwart in Melbourne’s baking scene. He sources all his flour from Laucke Flour Mills near Bendigo, Victoria.
Gearing up the new
supply agreement, Laurent Boillon is involved in a $50 million project to convert an old warehouse in Victoria into a new baking plant.
Creative Gourmet, the brand behind the frozen berry recall in early 2015, recalled a batch of frozen pomegranate over hepatitis A fears with a woman dying after contracting hepatitis A that is thought to be linked to recalled frozen pomegranate product.
single-origin pale and ale malt made from Commander barley grown at Roseworthy in the Northern Adelaide Plains.
It released its first heritage ale malt made from South Australian Schooner barley, and also has plans for a single-origin malt from Westminster barley grown on Kangaroo Island.
CCA LAUNCHES LOCAL ACCELERATOR PROGRAM Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) launched an accelerator program called Xcelerate for Australia and New Zealand entrepreneurs with early stage ideas. A partnership between CCA and local accelerator BlueChilli, the six-month program looked for entrepreneurs with
early stage ideas aiming to help them build
“impactful, investible, globally scalable tech startups”.
hands since
the frozen
berry recall,
company Entyce
Food Ingredients purchasing the brand off Patties Foods at the end of 2015.
According to NSW Health, 24 cases were linked to the pomegranate product made by Entyce Food Ingredients.
The company announced a precautionary recall of a batch of 2000 packs of 180g Creative Gourmet Frozen Pomegranate sold only through Coles supermarkets.
FOOD BUSINESSES Qantas sold its two food businesses, Q Catering and Snap Fresh, to Emirates Group's dnata. The deal sees the sale of the airline's wholly-owned subsidiaries Q
Catering, which has centres in four
Australian ports, and its Queensland
frozen meal plant Snap Fresh, which services
airlines and the healthcare
and food retail industries.
dnata, a part of the Emirates Group,
provides catering, cargo and ground handling services from 129 airports.
Including its travel services businesses, dnata operates in 84 countries. The Dubai- headquartered company already operates 11 catering facilities in Australia, currently trading under the dnata catering brand, which was recently rebranded from Alpha Flight Services.
Under the agreement, dnata will supply catering for Qantas flights for an initial period of ten years, and Qantas will continue to work with key suppliers in menu design and development.
Australian brewer Coopers commercially
released its first heritage malt in a bid to capture a slice of the
craft beer market.
Coopers opened its $65 million malting facility in
Adelaide in November 2017 and has ramped up production to about 80 per cent of its 55,000 tonne-a-year capacity.
The family-owned brewery plans to use about a third of its malt production for its own beers while selling a third to Australian brewers and exporting the remainder.
Coopers has been selling a
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