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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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Meluka wins listing in Whole Foods Northern California stores

Store managers from 40 stores in three major cities can now order honey from Australia.
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Frucor Suntory names new head of energy drinks division

Quirky titles see executive switch from fun and enjoyment to energy and transformation.
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Unilever sells Bertolli sauce business to Dutch company

UK company will continue to manage brand during six-month transition period.

Oak invites consumers to create new flavours

$10,000 prize awaits winning flavour-creator.

Chinese tech investor takes stake in Aumake

Fresh investment will boost live-streaming influencer strategy.
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Massive growth projected for edible insect market

Crickets, mealworms, cicadas, grasshoppers and even Black Soldier Flies look set to make the menu of far more consumers.

Aussie slang options join names in new Share a Coke campaign

Coming to a. Coke bottle near you this summer: Bogan, Haylz, Diva and Shazza...

Costa Group consolidates mushroom brands under new Mush-Boom moniker

New brand features cartoon characters and promotes 'fun and quirky' style.

Penfolds Grange collection sells for record $430,000

A complete set of Penfolds Grange wines has sold at auction

Dan Murphy’s introduces online queue tracking so customers can plan visits

Dan Murphy's customers can check online how long the queue is likely to be this Christmas before heading to stores.
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Four new Tim Tam flavours coming next year: here’s the first

A salty chocolate treat awaits Tim Tam fans next year.
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SC Johnson wins court battle over Raid TVC

Judge throws out claim of misleading product claims.

Tiger celebrates 88 years of proving you can brew beer near the equator

Tiger turns 88 this year, proving a point to the world. ..

Coca-Cola takes hyper-local approach to summer ad campaign

Coke is going local in its new summer ad campaign.

Treasury Wine Estates to focus on other markets after sudden Chinese levy

The company expects demand for its products to be "extremely limited" following the levy.

Bega confirms $534 million Lion Dairy deal

Bega’s purchase of Kirin’s Lion Dairy business is a done deal.

Ham, seafood and vegetarian foods top Christmas shopping lists

Nearly half of Australian grocery shoppers say they will be buying a leg of ham this Christmas.
Ham

Ham, seafood and vegetarian foods top Christmas shopping lists

Nearly half of Australian grocery shoppers say they will be buying a leg of ham this Christmas.
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Bega to buy Kirin’s Lion Dairy & Drinks business

Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings has reportedly entered into a deal to sell its Lion Dairy & Drinks subsidiary in Australi...