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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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Lion launches Australia’s first carbon-neutral, alcohol-free beer

The alcohol-free beer category has been steadily growing in Queensland, which now outranks NSW and Victoria in sales.

Big W launches toy recycling program through its entire network

Around 26.8 million toys are discarded in Australia every year, the majority placed in normal rubbish as they are not ke...

Yowie Surprise-Inside chocolates make a comeback

The chocolates were a phenomenon in the mid-90s when at the product's peak, Australian consumers were buying 1 million Y...

BWX forecasts strong revenue for this year

The group owns brands including Sukin, Nourished Life, Flora & Fauna, Go-To, Andalou Naturals and Mineral Fusion.

East Forged unveils first-of-its-kind nitrogen-infused iced tea

The team was awarded $119,000 as part of the Australian Government’s Boosting Female Founded Initiative run by the Depar...

Moments Condoms aims to empower women to protect their sexual health

The company says its condoms are packaged and pitched at women, rather than men as most traditional condom brands are.

Ampol appoints new head of Australian retail business

Thomson has been with the company since 2019 in key roles including GM of retail operations and head of retail excellenc...

Coca-Cola names new regional marketing VP

Being a strong supporter of integrating sustainability, Blume was at the forefront during the company’s introduction of ...

Gins dominate entries in Dan Murphy’s Decoded Spirits Awards

Dan Murphy’s spirits category manager and Decoded Spirits judge James Duvnjak said customers were increasingly looking f...

Jetstar launches seltzer range to celebrate 18th anniversary

The birthday brews feature flavours inspired by some of the airline’s popular domestic and international destinations.

Dairy Farmers Classic adds three new flavours

The new range is headlined by Ruby, a recently discovered pink style of chocolate.

Darrell Lea launches new chocolate bars

All of Darrell Lea’s products are 100 per cent palm oil-free and made with sustainably sourced cocoa.

ACCC raises concerns about Australian online marketplaces

The consumer watchdog says online marketplaces have a ‘high level of control and involvement’ in transactions between co...

Australia’s first non-alcoholic isotonic beer launched

The drink which is brewed like regular beer helps replenish lost electrolytes and is packed with essential vitamins such...

Recall: Barossa Fresh Lamb Mince and Beef Mince

The products have been available for sale at Barossa Fresh Supermarket, Murray Street, Nuriootpa in South Australia.

Blackmores believes China’s diagou market is past its peak

Supplement maker shifting focus away from China to Indonesia, Thailand and India.

Bubs Australia continues to record strong growth

Bubs founder and CEO Kristy Carr said the third quarter saw strong growth on prior year across all key business segments...

Linfox deploys its first electric delivery truck for Coles

The new venture reflects the shared sustainability goals of both companies.

Record prices, ideal weather set to buoy Aussie dairy sector

Although global market fundamentals remain strong, dairy farmer's margins are under pressure due to rising input costs a...

Recall: Golden Crunch Vegan Honeycomb

Consumers with dairy allergies or intolerances are advised not to consume it.