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Rakshnna Pattabiraman

Rakshnna Pattabiraman is a Business News Journalist at Octomedia covering news stories, reports and insights pertaining to the field of retail and FMCG. Prior to joining Octomedia, Rakshnna has a background in journalism with a focus on lifestyle, fashion, tech and culture reporting. When she is not a news junkie, she is off exploring and hiking this humble planet.

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Darrell Lea, Nomad unveil liquorice chocolate beers for Father’s Day

Kerrie Abba, Owner of Nomad Brewing Co, said the brewery sold out of the Darrell Lea Liquorice beer in under 24 hours la...

Bodyscience releases healthy dessert range

Greg Young, Bodyscience founder and director, said since the pandemic, people’s priorities have relatively shifted and t...

Yerbi introduces a ‘jitter-free’ energy drink

Beverley Reeves, marketing manager of the brand, said the new drink is designed to help health-conscious consumers who a...

Silkie Irish Whiskey launches in Australia

Irish whiskey maker Sliabh Liag Distillers has launched in Australia through an exclusive partnership with Dan Murphy’s.

A new study finds a vegan diet offers price parity

The study concluded that while animal-based products had increased in price between February and June this year, their v...

Ampol unveils its first electric charging outlet, in Sydney

Brent Merrick, Ampol’s executive GM of international and new business, said electric vehicles will play a “critical role...

Coopers revamps its imagery on International Beer Day

The updated packaging features a refreshed Coopers roundel with a modern and clear design for its portfolio of naturally...

‘A Better Choice!’ awards celebrate Australia’s best produce retailers

‘A better choice!’ is a joint initiative run by Fresh Markets Australia and the Central Markets Association of Australia...

Monnet Cognac launches in Australia

The six new signature blends offer low levels of sugar and acidity and use the Ugnic Blanc grape variety.

Quorn launches vegan dinosaur-shaped nuggets

Aggie Vlotman, senior brand manager at Quorn, says eating less meat is becoming more important now.

Liquor Marketing Group buys loyalty marketing company

LMG supports 1400 independent operators in the liquor market under banners including Bottle Mart, SipnSave, Harry Brown ...

Allen’s introduces Kirk’s soda-inspired lollies

Joyce Tan, Nestle's head of marketing confectionery, describes the collaboration as "a celebration of party memories".

Rising inflation prompts ‘radical changes’ in how Australians spend

Of the 1005 Australians surveyed, 36 per cent of respondents believe rising costs will mean they will have less to spend...

Sales rebound for Yowie Group as it works through supply-chain issues

"This has been a very successful year, especially in light of the current market environment," said Mark Schuessler, glo...

Accolade Wines named Supplier of the Year in Australian Drinks Awards

Andrew Clarke, Accolade’s regional MD for ANZ, said: “This has been a great recognition of the hard work from everyone a...

T2 expands its range of ethical and sustainable teas

The brand says the new brews are blended with selected herbs for people looking to “supplement” their daily health ritua...

Milkrun extends delivery offering to alcoholic beverages

Customers in Sydney and Melbourne can now choose from 60 popular beverage brands and have them delivered in minutes.

AFGC welcomes the government’s new focus to ‘build a resilient nation’

Through the National Reconstruction Fund, the Australian government aims to invest in the future to make the nation and ...

Online tool launched for Kiwis to lodge food complaints

Vincent Arbuckle, deputy director general at New Zealand Food Safety, said recalls are a “sign” the system works.

Twenty Third Street distillery launches Australia’s first Violet Gin in a can

The new brew combines Australian native botanicals with a sugar-free sparkling tonic.