vegan food
Product Identification Technologies

Australian manufacturers, are you ready for the rise of vegan food?

Vegan cheese, vegan beer, coconut bacon… everywhere you look, brands are innovating to make vegan food dreams come true.   And who can blame them? Vegan or plant-based lifestyles are on the rise globally, with Australians more interested in becoming vegan than almost any other nation. As a result, the Australian packaged vegan food market is […]

blockchain in food traceability
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies, Trends in Identification

Is blockchain a game changer for food traceability in 2020?

It’s been just over 18 months since we first discussed the idea of blockchain for food traceability.  As we head into 2020, what’s changed? Are Australian suppliers and retailers any closer to using blockchain to improve food traceability? Where will it go next?  Before we dive in, here’s a quick recap: What is food traceability? Food […]

sustainable packaging
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

Sustainable packaging is the future, here’s how to get started

Australia is in the midst of a global waste pandemic and manufacturers need to take action.  The packaging industry is currently worth USD$900 billion and forecast to grow at an annual rate of 3.1% between now and 2022, as our consumption continues to soar.  In 2018, the Australia Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) outlined targets to create a more sustainable […]