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Covid sceptic’s organic produce store forced to close for a week

“It is clear that the ongoing operation of this business presents a significant risk to public health and needs to be se...

Costa Group seals $231 million citrus business acquisition

The acquisition will be funded by a $190 million rights issue and existing debt facilities.

Australian-first greengrocer scholarship recognises overlooked profession

Chadstone local Anthony Natoli is one of the recipients to receive the scholarship which allows him to complete Certific...

Why high-tech greenhouses are popping up near Chinese megacities

China has used greenhouses for decades, but food supply disruptions sparked by coronavirus lockdowns in 2020.

Good & Fugly takes fresh approach to waste veggies

"Up to 25 per cent never leaves the farm. It either gets thrown into landfill or plowed back into fields."

Ombudsman opens “productive” talks with Australia Post on perishables

“This initial meeting with Australia Post gives me confidence that we can work together," said Billson.

Ombudsman urges AusPost to defer ending shipments of perishables

"So many small businesses moved to selling their products online as a result of the COVID crisis. They need some additio...

Queensland warns of soaring prices unless labour shortage is addressed

“Farmers are even contemplating not even planting crops in 2021."

Q&A: Fresh Fodder founder talks about the recipe for success

This week we chat to Max Schofield, owner, alongsidse his wife Fiona, of Fresh Fodder – a family-owned and operated dip ...

Metcash grows into second half, bookmarks $375m for network, online growth

Metcash’s supermarket sales rose 14.4 per cent compared to the prior corresponding period, while total food sales rose 4...

Victoria puts down almost $20m to support, encourage seasonal crop pickers

Victorians could earn around $2,500 for eight weeks of fruit-picking under a new government scheme.
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Meal-kit maker Dinnerly expands into Perth

Dinnerly is building a fulfilment centre in Bibra Lake to support its WA expansion.

Five Huon employees charged with stealing $2.1 million of salmon

The syndicate stole up to 250 tonnes of fish from Huon's Ingleburn plant.

Costa Group consolidates mushroom brands under new Mush-Boom moniker

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

Woolworths’ opens $135m Melbourne Fresh Distribution Centre

Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm Primary Connect has opened the new Melbourne Fresh Distribution Centre (MFDC) at Tru...