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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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Pharmacies, grocers face ACCC probe over ‘outrageous’ RAT price gouging

Complaints run to 150 a day with consumers being charged as much as $500 for kits that wholesale for up to only $11.45 e...

Robern Menz rebrands as it chases growth at home and abroad

Over the coming two years, all of the company’s packaging will progressively adopt the new tagline “Making Life Sweet” a...

AFGC demands consistent, nationwide rules on Covid close contacts

Workforce reductions are running as high as 40 per cent among companies trying to maintain the supply of essential items...

My Foodie Box raises $6 million in IPO, plans expansion

From its launch in 2019, My Foodie Box has grown to more than 1650 subscribers and delivers around 1000 boxes per week.

JBS settles Rivalea deal for $175 million

JBS Australia has completed the acquisition of Rivalea Holdings and Oxdale Dairy Enterprise from Singapore food company ...

New Zealand’s Life Health Foods plans to buy Chalmers Organics

Life Health Foods NZ has sought Commerce Commission approval to acquire competitor Chalmers Organics.

Second plastics summit will help shape path to National Packaging Targets

A second National Plastics Design Summit will be held in February to find common ground on achieving the National Packag...

Sustainable Nutrition Group buys Australian Superfood Company

ASX-listed Sustainable Nutrition Group is to purchase The Australian Superfood Company, for $3 million.

Voly to expand beyond Sydney after $18 million seed funding round

Founders promise to disrupt retail sector that offers “some of the slowest delivery times in the world”.

Australia wins another round against New Zealand in rights to manuka honey

New Zealand honey makers have lost a bid to trademark the term ‘manuka honey’ in the UK after a legal challenge from riv...

Harvest Road takes stake in alt-meat maker ProForm Foods

Agri-food business Harvest Road has taken a strategic minority stake in alt-meat protein company ProForm Foods, owner of...

James Squire launches new artisan brew with $30,000+ bottle opener

Brewer James Squires is auctioning off what it describes as Australia’s most valuable bottle opener to raise funds for R...

Woolworths to offer $5 million in dairy innovation grants

Woolworths is inviting dairy farmers around Australia to apply for grants as the supermarket giant looks to foster innov...

Another round of new Tim Tam flavours teased by Arnott’s

Another new round of Arnott’s Tim Tam flavours is on the way, with the company teasing consumers and retailers alike wit...

Four regional agri-food clusters win $600,000 in FIAL funding

Four Australian regional food and agribusiness clusters have been awarded a combined $600,000 in funding as the industry...

Global dairy production is ‘teetering on the edge’

Consumer price increase inevitable next year, according to Rabobank's quarterly report.

IGA National Awards of Excellence winners revealed

Supa IGA at Mt Cotton in Queensland has been named national retailer of the year in the annual IGA National Awards of Ex...

Canada’s Modern Meat to make plant-based meals in SA with Cucina Classica

The alt-meat range will include meatballs, burger patties, crab cakes, mince and breakfast sausage.

Zarraffa’s launches biodegradable coffee capsules

Zarraffa’s Coffee has launched 100-per-cent biodegradable and compostable Okapi coffee capsules so customers of the cafe...

Recall: A’kin Fragrance SKU may cause infection or illness

The recalled product is A'kin Fragrance-Free Mild & Gentle Hypoallergenic Shampoo 225mL, made by McPherson’s Consumer Pr...