Industry News

Catering for our ageing population

Aug 11, 2014

With the baby boomer generation approaching retirement age, now more than ever manufacturers are turning their attention to Australia’s ageing population. It is estimated that by 2060, 58% of the Australian population will be in their 50’s or older with people aged over 65 accounting for one quarter of the population.* In answer to this, […]

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Where the Grocery budget is spent

Aug 6, 2014

As an exhibitor at Fine Food Australia you will be looking to expose your product, equipment or service to a wide range of potential buyers. That’s the rationale behind well established shows like this one. By the way, Fine Food Australia is having its 30th birthday, proof that over the years many companies have trusted […]

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Knead to Know for the Industry

Jun 24, 2014

In 2014, the country’s most anticipated and highly attended trade event for the food industry returns to Melbourne to celebrate its 30th birthday! A veritable candy store for those in the baking industry, Fine Food Australia is the largest and most relevant food and hospitality event – and with a dedicated Bakery World at the event, […]

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Southern NSW Harvest Association Launches ‘Regional Food System’ at Fine Food Australia

Apr 8, 2014

The NSW Minister for Primary Industries and Small Business, Katrina Hodgkinson will officially launch the Southern Harvest Association and its ‘Regional Food System’ tomorrow at Fine Food Australia. Located in southern NSW, the Southern NSW Harvest’s footprint spans 14 local government areas stretching from Bowral in east to Temora in the west and south to […]

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No more bruised avocados

Apr 8, 2014

‘Precise firmness testing machines’ could be the solution to avocado bruising, according to a professor of the University of Queensland (UQ). Darl Joyce of UQ believes that ‘decision aid tools’ will prevent shoppers from purchasing bruised fruit in store and therefore, restore consumer confidence in buying fruit. One in three avocados are considered a disappointment […]

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New Product Awards Winners Announced

Apr 8, 2014

Congratulations to Cookon Commercial Catering Equipment, Pac Food, Chenco Foods, Lotus & Ming and Stoddart on taking home the New Product Awards at this year's Fine Food Australia. The annual awards were announced this evening at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre and celebrated the best new products to hit the Australian market throughout the […]

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Mal Gill Crowned 2013 Australian Sandwich King

Apr 8, 2014

Mal Gill, former My Kitchen Rules contestant and owner of Lady Marmalade Café and Shady Palms Café in Brisbane has been selected as the best sandwich maker in the country, following his victory in the Great Australian Sandwich at Fine Food Australia. Mal's originality and flair stole the show as he dished up a Berbere […]

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Look Back at Fine Food Australia 2013

Apr 8, 2014

Fine Food Australia took place at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre this past September. We take a look back at some images captured at our show. For Fine Food Australia news and to see more photos from our 2013 event, head over to our dedicated Facebook page.

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Fine Food Australia 2013 Opens in Sydney

Apr 8, 2014

One thousand stands, big name chefs  and industry pioneers gathered at Fine Food Australia today for the hospitality industry's biggest event of the year. Occupying the entire capacity of the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, FFA provided visitors with an opportunity to see the latest products and equipment all under the one roof. Day one […]

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Banana Business Booms

Apr 8, 2014

New banana vending machines have sprung up at two Queensland sites due to consumer support. The ‘Banana Bar’ was cultivated by a Queensland banana growing family, MacKays Bananas, who saw a need in the market for accessible fresh fruit. Daniel MacKay of MacKays Bananas launched their first machine earlier this year in a Brisbane food […]

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