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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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Swisse eyes resurgence after Covid-related sales slump

Last year’s sales revenue fell to $260 million after the loss of personally ferried orders from Australia to Mainland Ch...

Nestle to move Allen’s production from New Zealand to Victoria

“It has been a commercial decision made after careful consideration of the benefits of simplifying and consolidating man...

Chinese ‘investigation’ into wine dumping leads to five-year duty ruling

China’s final determination does not result in any change to Treasury's plans to expand into other markets.

Patties Foods buys healthy ready-meals business

Fitness Outcomes had run out of production capacity after experiencing strong demand from consumers seeking healthy, pre...

Queensland ‘Fair Go’ dairy licensing scheme wins ACCC clearance

‘Fair Go Dairy’ logo may be used on dairy products that contain at least 80 per cent unprocessed milk produced by Queens...

Murray River Organics hits Woolworths confectionery aisles nationwide

The plant-based products rollout follows a five-month test of the range in selected Woolworths stores which proved custo...

Australia’s most sustainable seafoods recognised

Austral Fisheries Glacier 51 Toothfish joined by the recently certified Fremantle Octopus range.

Daigou freeze hits Bubs Australia sales to China

CEO Kristy Carr said external forces brought on by Covid-19 led to “extensive channel disruption and supply and demand v...

Record sales for Maggie Beer as consumers cook at home more

CEO Chantale Millard said the second half year has continued to show a similarly strong trajectory to the first half.

Spreads growth, restructuring boost Bega’s bottom line

Sales were impacted by decreased milk volumes due to ongoing competition, a reduction in global commodity prices and the...

Coca-Cola Amatil results in line with projections

Our tight management of costs across the group partially offset the adverse impact of Covid-19 on trading activity,” sai...

Arnott’s to launch cereal division after investing in Diver Foods

Founder Chris Diver to retain 25 per cent cornerstone stake.

Coca-Cola deal wins Foreign Investment Review Board clearance

With one key condition met, attention shifts to independent analysis.

Meluka wins listing in Whole Foods Northern California stores

Store managers from 40 stores in three major cities can now order honey from Australia.
Allison Yorston

Frucor Suntory names new head of energy drinks division

Quirky titles see executive switch from fun and enjoyment to energy and transformation.
Bertolli pasta sauce

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.
Man eats cricket with chopsticks

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.