Australia’s Top 100 Food & Drink Companies 2018

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Every year, in collaboration with market research firm IBISWorld, we gather together all of the latest company data to reveal a ranking by revenue of Australia’s heaviest hitters in food and beverage to create our Australia’s Top 100 Food & Drink Companies report.

This report, which is sponsored by Foodmach, lists companies according to their most recently reported revenues in an easy-to-read format, and in this special edition, we’ll also reveal the shuffling of the ranks of Australia’s top ten companies, the best performing industry sectors, and the companies that rocketed up the list on rising revenues.

Australia’s food and beverage sector is worth an annual $131 billion and is the nation’s largest manufacturing sector, and according to IBISWorld, the top 100 food and beverage companies in Australia collectively generate in excess of $104 billion in revenue (up from more than $100 billion in 2017-18) and employ more than 130,000 Australians.

The report also shows that the dairy category is performing strongly in Australia with the help of increased exports of fresh milk to growing Asian markets, particularly China, and the fruit industry has benefitted from increased demand for avocado and citrus domestically and internationally.

Many of the Top 100 companies have successfully expanded into large export markets, with notable examples including Turners & Growers, Costa Group, Teys Australia, Freedom Foods and The a2 Milk Company.

The fastest movers on the list include Allied Pinnacle, Superior Food Group, The a2 Milk Company, Bellamy’s Organic, and Freedom Foods Group.

Several new companies also entered this year’s Top 100, either though market consolidation, organic growth, or due to their reclassification by IBISWorld, including PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand, Saputo Dairy Australia, Tassal Group, and Huon Aquaculture Group.

List drop-offs included Mars and Burra Foods due to consolidation, while falling revenues saw last year’s #74 – Cerebos Foods, last year’s #94 – Tully Sugar, and last year’s #100 – Milne AgriGroup exit the list.

Welcome to our Top 100 Food & Drink Companies 2018 report, where you’ll find the nation’s food and beverage heavyweights listed in order of their most recently reported revenue

Read more at http://www.foodanddrinkbusiness.com.au/top-100/exclusive-australia-s-top-100-food-and-drink-companies-2018#cRp08vibbjfVYtLj.99

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Food & Drink: Amaro’s Table brings ancient drink to life

A flight of three amari await tasting at Amaro’s Table in downtown Vancouver. Rachel Pinsky

Sara Newton, beverage director at Amaro’s Table, is an amaro whisperer. She knows you probably haven’t tried an amaro, so she has created amaro flights, paired with helpful note cards, to bring you on a buzzy journey through the world of this ancient amber digestif and darling of craft bartenders.

Amaro is the Italian word for “bitter.” But that barely explains the complex flavors created by mashing a mosaic of traditionally foraged ingredients in alcohol, sweetening it with sugar or honey, and aging it in casks or bottles. Unusual herbs like gentian, angelica, cardoon, cinchona, lemon verbena, juniper, anise, fennel, bay laurel, rue, and wormwood create curious flavors and aromas when combined with roots, flowers, bark and citrus.

In his influential book “Amaro,” Brad Thomas Parsons explains, “Generally speaking, amaro refers to the collective class of Italian-made aromatic, herbal, bittersweet liquors traditionally served as a digestif after a meal.” Unlike Italian wines, amari (the plural form of amaro) don’t have a DOC (controlled designation of origin) label, so bitter liqueurs from places outside of Italy can also be called an amaro.

At Amaro’s Table, flights consist of one-ounce pours of three different amari. Many craft cocktail bars have several varieties of this bitter; here, there are more than 30 imported and domestic amari colorfully decorating the neat oak shelves behind the cozy, bright white bar. Newton likes to have “a good representation of all the varieties.”

I tried a Bartender’s Choice flight of three different amari. This flight changes regularly.

Newton thoughtfully designs a card that lists all the amari you’re trying in the same order as they appear on the wood serving plank. This card has the name of the amaro, where it’s made and some tasting notes. The amari are set before you in order from lightest to most bitter (similar to a beer flight). There’s no correct way to drink an amaro. They can be served with soda water or a twist of citrus, on the rocks or neat. At Amaro’s Table, the flights are served neat in squat, wide glasses that allow you to gaze at a color spectrum from light caramel to burnt amber and sniff the array of aromas.

On my visit, the flight included amari from three Italian regions: Amaro Sibilla from Muccia, Black Note from Piedmont and Averna Amaro from Sicily.

The Amaro Sibilla from the mountainous Marche region of Southern Italy was invented in 1868 by Girolamo Varnelli and used as a remedy for shepherds. Honey of the Sibillini Mountains is used to sweeten this tongue-tingling, herbaceous drink. It’s aged for at least six months to allow the flavors to blend and mature. It smells like honey and raisins. When it coats the mouth and tongue, there’s a surprising tingling sensation. After the initial bewilderment wears off, the tingling and numbness is stimulating. It signals the awakening of your salivary glands in preparation for a meal.

The second amaro was Black Note out of Turin. Newton told me that this is a good beginner’s amaro. She said, “A lot of times, it’s one of the ones I introduce people to so they can learn about amari. It becomes one they are enamored with and infatuated with it. It does have so many layers to it. You have that toasted marshmallow and that orange peel and then that dandelion, gentian. The beginning of it is so herbal, but at the end, it’s so fresh.” It smelled like anise and herbs. It tasted like marshmallows — this sweetness expertly tempered by herbaceousness.

The final amaro was Averna Amaro from Sicily. It smelled like Sprite. This citrus finish comes from the essential oils of bitter lemon. It tasted sweet, subtly aromatic with notes of anise, juniper, sage, vanilla and citrus. The recipe was first made in 1868 by Benedictine monks of the San Spirito Abbey in Caltanissetta, Sicily. The monks passed on their recipe to Salvatore Averna, a benefactor of the abbey. The Averna family made this bittersweet bitter until 2014, when it was purchased by Gruppo Campari in Milano, Italy. Averna is still infused in Caltanissetta, using the traditional local ingredients.

If you prefer to just dip your toe into the amaro pool, there are several amaro cocktails on the menu that allow you to get a taste of amaro mixed with other flavors. The Amaro’s cola (Amaro CioCiaro, Topo Chico and a twist) is a pleasant doorway into the world of this fascinating drink.

As Newton advised, “Everything is overwhelming in the beginning. Start somewhere.”

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All The Spots Where Voters Can Eat & Drink For Free Today

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produced by Julie Borowsky; photographed by Tayler Smith.
Participating in the democratic process is an essential part of living America. Though it does require time and energy to research candidates and come up with your voting plan, so after that part is done, you might require a little pick-me-up. This Election Day, you can get an extra pat on the back after doing your civic duty by visiting a number of different restaurants, bars, café, and coffee shops around the country.
Today, many spots will be giving out free food and drinks to voters who come in sporting their “I Voted” stickers. Even if you don’t need a free coffee to make you get out and vote during this vital midterm election, it’ll still be nice to reward yourself for exercising your rights. Take a look ahead to see where you can go to get that small reward.
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Today, all customers who walk into a Baked by Melissa store with an “I Voted” sticker will receive a free cupcake. The mini cupcake company is also offering voters 10% off on bakedbymelissa.com with the code “IVOTED2018” today and tomorrow.
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Di Bella gears up for global push Read more at

Di Bella founder Phil Di Bella (left) and CEO Darren Dench.

Australian coffee company and fast-growth success story Di Bella is preparing to push into international markets after consolidating four brands under one umbrella.

The company recently announced it would merge its four national and international coffee brands, Di Bella Coffee, Roasting Australia, Di Bella USA and Evolution Roasters, making it the second largest roast and ground coffee enterprise in Australia.

Speaking at the Brisbane headquarters and production facility this week, founder Phil Di Bella and CEO Darren Dench said the consolidation would allow the company to scale up for new markets.

Phil Di Bella said the consolidation was a key step ahead of duplicating the company’s local success elsewhere.

“We will take what we have here, perfect it further… and identify [new markets] around the world where we need to be. Obviously we’ve already identified the US and NZ.”

Dench said coffee cultures around the world differed to Australia and Di Bella would need to match its offering to local consumer tastes.

“To globalise, we have the credentials, the roots, so its just about us sharing that with other markets around the world.”

Phil Di Bella founded the craft coffee roasting company in 2002 in Brisbane’s Bowen Hills. The company grew quickly, being named in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Business Review Weekly Fast 100.

Four years ago, Di Bella sold the business for $47 million to Retail Food Group, and officially exited last year as managing director, although he maintains a consulting role with the company.

The coffee company will continue to offer customised blending services and micro-roasting capabilities, and will maintain its crop to cup philosophy which centres on sourcing pure green beans from growers around the world that deliver beans farmed under ethical and sustainable conditions.

In addition to Brisbane, the company has roasting houses in Sydney, New Zealand and the US where it makes signature blends, single origin coffees, and sells equipment.

Di Bella currently produces 3,480 tonnes of coffee per year which equals 150 million cups of coffee served, and Di Bella product manager Danilo de Andrade and procurement quality manager William Sharpe were also on hand at the Brisbane facility to showcase the company’s roasting facilities and its Bean Lab through a demonstration of a professional cupping session – the tasting of brewed coffee.

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Di Bella cupping
Read more at http://www.foodanddrinkbusiness.com.au/news/di-bella-gears-up-for-global-push#TLdVIjcRXFFvejvg.99

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Tim Hortons has launched its first ever kids meals

For the first time in the chain’s more than 50-year history, Tim Hortons has introduced kids meals.

The Timmies Minis kids menu launched today and featured three entrées for kids to pick from.

You’ll be able to choose from a mini melt grilled cheese sandwich, a mini grilled chicken wrap or a two-piece chicken strip meal.

With that main piece, kids will also choose from apple slices, SunRype FunBites, Black Diamond Cheestrings or snack-sized potato wedges as a side.

Finally, the drink options include white milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, apple juice or a bottle of water.

All together, the Timmies Minis Packs will set you back $4.99.

<who>Photo Credit: Newswire</who>Team Canada hockey player Meaghan Mikkelson helped Tim Hortons launch the new kids menu today.

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Team Canada hockey player Meaghan Mikkelson helped Tim Hortons launch the new kids menu today.

“We asked parents and kids what was most important to them when selecting a kid’s meal and the number one answer for both groups was taste,” says Alex Macedo, president of Tim Hortons.

“We conducted extensive research on the best taste for any kids meal in Canada and we are very proud that we are launching kids products that moms, dads and kids alike will get excited about.”

Each Timmies Minis Pack comes in a box that celebrates Canada and will change from season to season.

Kids meals won’t come with a toy, like at McDonald’s, but instead will feature a fun activity book that will change monthly.

Another nice feature that customers can feel good about is that 10 cents from every Timmies Minis Pack sold goes to the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.

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Food and drink prices for Newcastle Christmas Market at Grey’s Monument

 

If you’ve been in the vicinity of Grey’s Monument, you’ll have been greeted with this sights and sounds of a certain Tyneside institution which is back bigger than ever before for 2018.

Newcastle Christmas Market has returned and is now officially open for another year, with one big change.

Rather than the International Market and Christmas Market being split and following one after another, the two have been merged this time round, with cuisine from all over the world sharing space with top notch local produce.

And this is a win-win situation for customers will all manner of tasty treats on hand to tickle the tastebuds.

We paid a visit to the already bustling market on launch day – Friday, November 16 – and of course we tried a few things (THOROUGHLY recommend the halloumi fries!)

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Di Bella gears up for global push Read more at

Di Bella founder Phil Di Bella (left) and CEO Darren Dench.

Australian coffee company and fast-growth success story Di Bella is preparing to push into international markets after consolidating four brands under one umbrella.

The company recently announced it would merge its four national and international coffee brands, Di Bella Coffee, Roasting Australia, Di Bella USA and Evolution Roasters, making it the second largest roast and ground coffee enterprise in Australia.

Speaking at the Brisbane headquarters and production facility this week, founder Phil Di Bella and CEO Darren Dench said the consolidation would allow the company to scale up for new markets.

Phil Di Bella said the consolidation was a key step ahead of duplicating the company’s local success elsewhere.

“We will take what we have here, perfect it further… and identify [new markets] around the world where we need to be. Obviously we’ve already identified the US and NZ.”

Dench said coffee cultures around the world differed to Australia and Di Bella would need to match its offering to local consumer tastes.

“To globalise, we have the credentials, the roots, so its just about us sharing that with other markets around the world.”

Phil Di Bella founded the craft coffee roasting company in 2002 in Brisbane’s Bowen Hills. The company grew quickly, being named in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Business Review Weekly Fast 100.

Four years ago, Di Bella sold the business for $47 million to Retail Food Group, and officially exited last year as managing director, although he maintains a consulting role with the company.

The coffee company will continue to offer customised blending services and micro-roasting capabilities, and will maintain its crop to cup philosophy which centres on sourcing pure green beans from growers around the world that deliver beans farmed under ethical and sustainable conditions.

In addition to Brisbane, the company has roasting houses in Sydney, New Zealand and the US where it makes signature blends, single origin coffees, and sells equipment.

Di Bella currently produces 3,480 tonnes of coffee per year which equals 150 million cups of coffee served, and Di Bella product manager Danilo de Andrade and procurement quality manager William Sharpe were also on hand at the Brisbane facility to showcase the company’s roasting facilities and its Bean Lab through a demonstration of a professional cupping session – the tasting of brewed coffee.

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Di Bella cupping
Read more at http://www.foodanddrinkbusiness.com.au/news/di-bella-gears-up-for-global-push#TLdVIjcRXFFvejvg.99

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AUSPACK announces new conference and top speaking talent

A new business and industry conference will take place during Packaging and Processing Week 2019, alongside the AUSPACK exhibition, in Melbourne in March next year.

Key leaders in their respective fields have agreed to present, including packaging industry pioneer and innovator Dr Michael Okoroafor, TV personality and War on Waste champion Craig Reucassel, economist Stephen Koukolis, and diversity expert Dr Katie Spearritt.

The conference will focus on industry challenges and opportunities around sustainability, innovations in technology and design, systems thinking and factories of the future.

Mark Dingley, chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), which owns AUSPACK said: “We are excited to present the inaugural AUSPACK Business and Industry Conference in 2019. This great new education and information sharing opportunity for industry is another fantastic initiative in line with industry demand.”

The new conference is for decision makers, owners and key staff from the packaging and processing, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, along with associated industries such as design and print, marketing and advertising industry associations.

“The AUSPACK Business and Industry Conference is all about exploring new ideas and business potential through case studies, interactive Q&A sessions and keynote plenary sessions, of which there’ll be seven, along with 18 breakouts across two streams: ‘packaging & processing’ and ‘business growth,” Dingley said.

Sub themes include innovation and technology, sustainable solutions, smart packaging, e-commerce, future consumer, export and distribution, blockchain, design trends and strength through diversity.

The 35-plus speakers include:

  • Opening keynote, day one: Dr Michael Okoroafor, Vice President Global Sustainability & Packaging at McCormick USA. Responsible for the strategic direction, policies, development and execution of agricultural, ingredient, product and packaging sustainability, plus packaging innovation capabilities globally, Dr Okoroafor was inducted into the Packaging and Processing Hall of Fame at PACK EXPO International. An innovation leader, he has over 40 patents to his name.
  • Opening keynote, day two: economist Stephen Koukoulas. One of Australia’s leading economic thinkers,  Koukoulas is past senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister, chief economist of Citibank and head of global economic research in London for TD. His presentation will break down complex economic analysis into easily understandable terms.
  • Closing keynote, day two: Dr Katie Spearritt, CEO of Diversity Partners, will speak about “Innovation and Strength through Diversity”. Diversity Partners is a specialist consultancy that helps companies achieve diversity progress and create more inclusive and high-performing work environments, including a range of firms in Australia’s manufacturing sector. Dr Spearritt’s interactive session aims to have participants talking about diversity and inclusion in ways they might not have previously considered.
  • Conference MC: Craig Reucassel is a speaker, writer and comedian best known for his work on ABC’s TV program War on Waste and with The Chaser, which he co-founded.

The AUSPACK Business and Industry Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Tuesday 26 March to Wednesday 27 March, 2019.

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Meat pie flies high

The 2018 NewSpace FlashBuild is encouraging Australia to launch into a space tech future with the help of a humble Aussie meat pie.

With backing from the NSW government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program, a group effort led by UNSW’s TechConnect and supported by launch company SpaceOps and space tech coordinator Delta-V led to smashing a world record for ‘pie altitude’ in Merriwa in NSW.

A Garlo’s meat pie was taken more than 30 kilometres above the earth through the stratosphere in a balloon that was the culmination of a four-day sprint of workshops, linking experienced teams of engineers and with students and business to rapidly prototype and deploy solutions to a range of mission-related challenges.

The experimental project was executed using 100 per cent Australian space tech – and 100 per cent Australia meat and pastry.

“Australians don’t appreciate that we have some of the brightest minds in space tech operating in this country,” UNSW TechConnect Flashbuild organiser Alex Herihly said.

“There are abundant economic opportunities opening up, especially with small satellites. Furthermore, as a global leader in mining, Australia is well-placed to take the lead on new space-mining opportunities as well.”

As an opportunity to build awareness in the potential of space technology, the team said they wanted to prove that when Australians set their minds on space, anything is possible, even getting a pie in the sky.

“For Australia to seize our opportunities in space we need the next generation engaged. Sending a meat pie up past the stratosphere here in Muswellbrook is a great way of sending that message,” Herihly said.

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