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Banana skincare, Qld flour company to expand into overseas markets

A far north Queensland farmer, who turns waste bananas into flour, skincare and cosmetics, has struck an international deal that will see his business expand globally. Rob Watkins got into the banana industry over 15 years ago, growing ladyfinger bananas, and soon realised the large amount of product not suitable for supermarkets. Natural Evolution Foods […]

July 6th, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Bananas, FOOD DRINK, IMPORT EXPORT, MANUFACTURE PROCESSING, MARKETING PROMOS, Queensland, SUPERMARKETS, VIDEOS AUDIOS, WASTES DUMPS STORAGE Tags: , , ,

Chinese hungry for Australian food as ‘daigou’ leave $1 billion tax void

Australia may just be missing out on up to $1 billion in uncollected taxes annually from Chinese agents who ship food back home to meet insatiable demand from a booming middle class. There are 40,000 so-called Chinese ‘daigou’ in Australia making anywhere between $40,000 to $100,000 a year selling sought after products like baby milk […]

September 27th, 2016
Topic: IMPORT EXPORT, SUPERMARKETS Tags: , ,

Coles dumps Bega Cheese as supplier of its own brand cheese products for Devondale Murray Goulburn

Coles chooses a new supplier for its own brand of cheese products. COLES has dumped Bega Cheese as the supplier of the supermarket chain’s own brand cheese products. Bega will be replaced by Australia’s largest dairy co-operative, Devondale Murray Goulburn, which has just signed a five-year partnership with Coles. Under the agreement, Devondale Murray Goulburn […]

February 2nd, 2016
Topic: DAIRY MILK, SUPERMARKETS Tags: , ,

Redback spiders found in Australian grapes by several people

Five people have found redback spiders in bags of Australian grown grapes in recent weeks. Photo: Letitia Rowlands Nevermind checking the toilet seat, it seems deadly redback spiders are making their homes in bags of grapes from the local supermarket. A mother in Sydney’s north is one of five people to find redback spiders in […]

March 10th, 2015
Topic: Grape vines, spiders snakes scorpions, SUPERMARKETS Tags: None

UGLY FRUIT & VEGETABLES GOING AT HALF PRICE. UGLY EATING MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL.

  The same as the perfectly shaped eggplant … French supermarket Intermarche’s campaign. FUNNY-shaped fruit & veg with spots are the heroes of a new initiative designed to cut waste and make healthy food cheaper. The “ugly” fruit and veg that previously might have ended in the bin will be sold at discount prices in […]

December 5th, 2014
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, PRICES, SUPERMARKETS Tags: , , , , ,

EUROPEAN SUPERMARKET CHAINS SET TO GIVE ALDI A RUN FOR ITS MONEY SOON IN AUSTRALIA

Netto is one of the European supermarket chains that could be eyeing Australia. Discount grocer Aldi may soon be facing competition from cut-price European rivals if trends in the $88 billion Australian grocery market mirror those in the UK. UK retailer Sainsbury’s controversial decision to back the relaunch of Danish discounter Netto has underscored the […]

July 16th, 2014
Topic: SUPERMARKETS Tags: , , , , , ,

AUSSIE VEGETABLE GROWERS, WOOLWORTHS & THE JAMIE OLIVER SAGA RE FEES

Woolies farmers call Jamie Oliver for help The industry body representing Australian farmers has called for help from chef and Woolworths ambassador Jamie Oliver over an additional levy the supermarket is charging to fund marketing videos. Jamie Oliver, the new public face of Woolworths, is in a bit of a pickle. Vegetable farmers are angry […]

June 12th, 2014
Topic: PEOPLE, SUPERMARKETS Tags: , , , , , ,

RICHARD GOYDER & COLES DEFENSE ON THE STAND THAT FARMERS HAVE ON SUPERMARKETS

COLES SUPERMARKETS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM THAT FARMERS THINK Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder has mounted a spirited defense of the Perth-based conglomerate’s supermarket business Coles at the company’s annual general meeting saying it was too simplistic to blame all of the ills of the nation’s farming and food sectors on the way the chain interacted […]

November 7th, 2013
Topic: SUPERMARKETS Tags: ,

FARMERS DELIGHTED TO HEAR ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS PULLING BAGS FROM SHOPS PROMOTING NO TO FACTORY FARMING

FARMERS AND COLES ANIMAL WELFARE BAGS Farmers have welcomed an animal welfare group’s decision to pull shopping bags from its campaign against factory farming out of Coles stores. Animals Australia on Wednesday said it had decided to withdraw the ‘Make it Possible’ campaign bags from the supermarket chain to bring to an end to a […]

June 5th, 2013
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, SUPERMARKETS Tags: , , ,