Industry News

CSIRO develops apples that don’t go brown

Written by Foodservice Magazine. The CSIRO has today announced that a unique type of apple that they helped developed will go on sale at select US supermarkets. Arctic Golden apple, developed in conjunction with Canadian biotech company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF), does not turn brown when cut, bitten or bruised. OSF is the first […]

Modular Farms launches first permanent location in Brisbane

Written by Foodservice Magazine. Leading, vertical hydroponic farm, Modular Farms Co, has today unveiled its uniquely, engineered units on Brisbane’s Eat Street Northshore. Built within insulated, composite-steel containers, Modular Farms allow restaurants and catering businesses as well as outdoor markets, educational facilities, farmers, agriculturists, and researchers to grow fresh, healthy produce no matter the weather, […]

Connecting people key to new app linking producers and foodservice businesses

When Erica Hughes and her family began farming in Far North Queensland, she planned on selling produce to restaurants and cafes in the region. Instead, she found herself becoming a poster girl for harnessing app technology to connect remote and rural producers with buyers. Farmer Meets Foodie is Hughes’ way of linking producers and growers […]

Artifical intelligence technology to launch at NZ supermarket chain Foodstuffs

Written by Foodservice Magazine.   New Zealand retailer, Foodstuffs, is unveiling world-first, artificial intelligence technology that brings the checkout to the shopping trolley. Auckland-based artificial intelligence company IMAGR are behind the SMARTCART technology, which launches today at a Four Square store in Ellerslie (Auckland). SMARTCART is designed to give consumers more streamlined methods and checkout-less […]

Food Waste: A Nuisance or a Business Opportunity?

This article first appeared in Naturally Good Expo, part of Diversified’s food network.  At the end of the day, every retailer and food business has left over food waste that they need to deal with. And all of this requires some big money to do so. In some cases, however, it can actually be a business […]

Sustainability Buzz About Rooftop Honey

Chicken or bees is an odd question to contemplate, even odder when it’s the starting point for a new business. But it proved a lucrative one for Rooftop Honey, the Melbourne business that truly is changing the world, one beehive at a time. Husband and wife Mat Lumalasi and Vanessa Kwiatkowski found themselves thinking of […]

The Colors of Sustainability

Sustainability, simplicity and sourcing are at the heart of young super chef Charlie Carrington’s latest venture. Carrington, head chef and founder of Atlas in South Yarra and the new Colours by Atlas, wants to create a new wave fast food chain. And if anyone can do it, Carrington seems likely. After dropping out of school […]

Sugar tax a sweet deal for Aussie health

With a sugar tax on the cards for the UK in 2018, pressure is on for the Australian Government to take similar steps. So what can food and beverage businesses expect?

Let’s talk Melbourne food trends

Jan 25, 2018 Industry Updates

Often regarded as Australia’s gourmet capital, Melbourne’s food scene is packed with outstanding talent. Chefs, growers, sellers and innovative foodservice owners create a diverse and sophisticated culture, which sets the tone around the country. Fine Food Australia is heading back to Melbourne in 2018, and to kick it all off, we’re sharing our top five […]

How to offer diet-friendly festive menus which appeal to difficult customers

The festive season is arguably the busiest time of the year for most foodservice businesses. Menus have to be carefully orchestrated to ensure kitchen staff aren’t stretched beyond capacity, and customers who seek menu items suitable for food allergies and special diets are on the rise. Managing these special requests, while maintaining high service standards […]