foodpro 2017
Product Identification Technologies, Trends in Identification

Matthews Australasia maps the future at foodpro 2017

It’s been three years since foodpro, Australasia’s leading food manufacturing and packaging exhibition, took Melbourne by storm (literally). Now, the wait is almost over. Coming to Sydney from 16 to 19 July, foodpro 2017 promises to once again showcase the future of all things food. But this is more than just an expo: foodpro 2017 […]

AUSPACK 2017
Global Manufacturing, Trends in Identification

AUSPACK 2017 wrap-up: What you might have missed

The biggest Sydney AUSPACK yet in terms of space and exhibitors has closed its doors. We’ve got the lowdown on what you might have missed. As the packaging and processing industry’s premier event, AUSPACK always leaves visitors with plenty to ponder. The 2017 event was no exception, as 350-plus exhibitors and 1,200-plus brands combined to illuminate […]

Matthews Australasia at #AUSPACK 2017
Trends in Identification

5 great reasons to visit Matthews Australasia at #AUSPACK 2017

Mapping out your AUSPACK 2017 schedule? Excellent: now’s the time — Australasia’s leading processing and packaging exhibition is just around the corner. From 7 to 10 March, #AUSPACK 2017 gives you the opportunity to explore more than 15,000 square metres packed with machinery, interactive displays, networking hubs and educational forums. There’s just one challenge: you […]

personalised packaging
Product Identification Technologies, Trends in Identification

Personalised packaging reaches beyond a first name basis with customers

Ever since Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaign, adding customers’ names to packaging has been the go-to strategy for customer engagement and driving sales. But three years on, it’s time to go beyond consumers’ first names and leverage digital technology to truly get closer to your customers. The benefits of personalised packaging are clear: according to […]

counterfeiting in fresh produce
Innovation and Best Practices, Trends in Identification

Is your brand being sold in other markets – and you don’t even know?

Have you heard the one about the Australian farmer who found out his Wagyu beef product was being sold in China as a cheaper cut? Unfortunately, it’s true. In late 2014, Victorian producer David Blackmore, of Blackmore Wagyu Beef, found out his premium product was being undermined in China by counterfeit products. Blackmore, who had […]

supply chain changes
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies, Trends in Identification

GS1’s Supply Chain Week: the best bits, bits you missed & things you need to know

Noticed a lot of out-of-office replies in your inbox over the past two weeks? There a good chance your business contacts were absorbed in GS1 Australia’s Supply Chain Week 2015, one of the industry’s largest and most anticipated annual conferences. GS1 Australia’s Supply Chain Week is an annual event that brings various sectors together to […]

labelling trends food & beverage manufacturers
Global Manufacturing, Trends in Identification

3 labelling trends food & beverage manufacturers need to know

Are you ready for the future of labelling? Consumer needs are changing faster than ever. So it’s never been more important for food & beverage manufacturers to stay alert and ahead of the game. Here are three labelling trends food & beverage manufacturers in Australia need to know: Trend #1: Clean labelling “Clean” is the new […]

Auspack 2015
Innovation and Best Practices, Trends in Identification

AUSPACK 2015 wrap-up: 5 trends you need to know

What happens when packagers, processors and manufacturers come together in one place? Trends unfold, networks are forged and the future of the Australian manufacturing industry is made. That’s what happened when the 30th edition of AUSPACK took Melbourne by storm last month. Housed in the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (aka “Jeff’s Shed”) for four […]