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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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Food export trade surplus narrows as AFGC calls for more capital investment

Food and grocery imports into Australia are growing faster than exports, but the overall value of the industry rose by 4...

Private equity investor takes controlling stake in Seven Miles Coffee

The deal also brings two more brands under the Seven Miles umbrella – Delano Specialty Coffee and Abstract Coffee Roaste...

Mars Wrigley to invest in Ballarat plant to ‘Australia-proof’ production

“While the majority of our products are made in Australia today, our ambition is to make even more of our products here ...

FMCG industry tops social responsibility ratings

Glow is launching an FMCG Social & Environmental Responsibility Report to enable FMCG companies to compare their social ...

DoorDash bets big on liquor deliveries

Food delivery firm DoorDash is eyeing big profits from its launch of alcohol delivery in Australia, Canada, and 20 US st...

Your Food Collective launches capital raising to fund expansion

The four-year-old B Corp-certified company is eyeing sales of $28 million by FY24 as it looks to scale beyond NSW.

Kellogg MD departs to take the reins of Melbourne startup Kinrise

Kinrise distributes “clean, accessible and delicious Australian-made food we are proud to serve our own families”.

JBS Foods hits a snag in Rivalea takeover plan

“The ACCC’s preliminary view is that ... the proposed acquisition may give rise to vertical integration concerns,” said ...

Alt-meat maker Fenn Foods doubles range, eyes more

Fenn Foods, which makes Australian plant-based alt-meat brand, Veef, has introduced six new products into Woolworths, do...

Calabria family launches new wine group after doubling portfolio

New Calabria Family Wine Group follows the purchase of McWilliam’s Wines, Hanwood Winery, Deakin Estate, and La La Land ...

De’Longhi links coffee lovers and roasters in virtual Coffee Lounge

Part of the site is an online marketplace launching with 28 styles from seven local roasters, with more to come.

Mars Wrigley boss sounds call for governments to promote regional Australia

Industry and governments need to be considering new ways to attract and retain talent to regional Australia, says the he...

FoodByUs steps into Australia’s $2 billion liquor market

Since 2019, sales have grown by 600 per cent and MD Ben Lipschitz says there is a strong business case for expanding int...

‘Severe demand shock’ clips Bubs’ wings, but the future looks bright

Fourth-quarter sales figures – and growing export demand – show the worst is now behind the Australian company.

Liquor Loot draws fresh expansion funding as sales treble

The new funding round was led by Tony Gandel from Gandel Investments, and Koala founder Dany Milham.

A prince and restaurateur revisits Polish vodka’s roots with Kavka

A premium vodka created by a Polish prince has gone on sale in Australia.

Melbourne’s Boujee wine label bought by 80 Proof Liquor

Boujee, the Australian wine created by husband-and-wife duo Shane and Natalie Barrington, has been bought by liquor star...

Freedom Foods mulls seafood future after surging milk sales restore profit

The dairy and plant-based food and beverage company reported strong sales growth from continuing operations for the June...

BWX takes controlling stake in Go-To Skincare, as profit soars

Listed beauty and wellness business BWX is to take a 50.1-per-cent stake in omnichannel skin care brand Go-To for $89 mi...

Robot baristas to serve coffee at 30 Singapore train stations

Located in 5sqm retail spaces, the robots will have a cashless, contactless interface and can serve up to 200 cups of co...