Thou shalt not steal

By Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre The wine industry is plagued by knockoffs. Piracy tactics range from mis-labelled bottles, over diluting of products to using similar-but-different brands – a glass of Benfolds, anyone? You can talk about “the sincerest form of flattery”, but don’t do it around Treasury Wine Estates. We can’t be sure of…

Maggie Beer drives improvement at Longtable Group

Food group Longtable has significantly reduced costs and improved profitability since Maggie Beer sold her eponymous food brand and joined the company as part-owner and director. Two of the company’s three brands, Saint David Dairy and Maggie Beer Products are cash flow positive and profitable with double digit EBITDA margins according to the company’s first…

Plant and other meat and protein alternatives set to shine

The food sector will see continuing growth in alternative, processed protein foods such as plant-based meats and other alternatives, according to a major report from AgriFutures Australia. AgriFutures, the successor to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), estimates that additional opportunities for the protein sector will total more than $19.9 billion by 2030,…

Wattle Health reorganises in infant formula

Nutritional dairy product manufacturer Wattle Health Australia (ASX: WHA) has announced changes to its businesses to speed market penetration for its locally made products. The organic certified company simultaneously announced a new venture, new arrangements with shareholder Chemist Warehouse, and new production arrangements. Wattle Health has signed a shareholders agreement with Nouriz (Shanghai) Fine Food…