Welcome to our first issue of Food SA ENews!
Each month Food SA ENews will be feeding connections amongst the South Australian food industry to help grow your business, profile members and share the very latest industry news and events.
It has been a busy and exciting time as we get Food SA up and running. This week we moved to the Waite Campus with partners SARDI, who we are working closely with on the Food Technologist and Graduate Access Program.
A calendar of events is being developed and already we have coming up our first Networking Night, Think Food, a few tradeshows and lots of plans with partners Advantage SA and Innovate SA.
Our membership structure has been established and we are very pleased to welcome ten new members who have already joined Food SA in the last few months.
As Food SA is membership driven in order to be sustainable, we are encouraging all food businesses to get on board with us to work together and drive the growth of our dynamic food industry. Please read about our membership options and feel free to contact us to talk more about becoming a member.
“As proud sponsors of Food SA, Hayes Knight supports the South Australian food industry by helping Food SA members grow their business and drive success.”
Tim Sargent, Partner Hayes Knight
Add these dates to your calendar now!
- Think Food and Networking Night – Tuesday 8 March
- 2011 Tradeshows – SIAL, HOFEX, Market Mission and Fine Food Sydney
- Networking Night – How to enter new markets – Tuesday 22 February
- Innovate SA showcase – Drake Supermarkets – Wednesday 30 March
For full details on these events read More >>
Show the right signs
Advantage SA’s Buy SA campaign encourages consumers to support local businesses by purchasing goods and services made and produced right here in South Australia. You can register on the Buy SA website and add your business to the ever-growing list of South Australian companies, or better still, for an annual fee of $550* access the Buy SA retail device. When you utilise the Buy SA retail device on your product range and promotional materials, your marketing is being supported by an $800,000 media campaign urging consumers to look out for the logo when they’re shopping, buy local and support our State’s economy. More >>
San Remo’s new gourmet sauces
San Remo’s has a new range of fresh gourmet pasta sauces, designed with quality and taste in mind the gourmet sauce range aims to enhance the pasta lover’s experience. The fresh sauces are the perfect accompaniment to San Remo’s fresh unfilled pasta range, including pappardelle, fettuccine, strozzapreti, orecchiette and lasagna and take just minutes to prepare. The fresh sauce range includes Chunky Bolognaise, Rose Mascarpone and Traditional Carbonara, and are now available at Woolworths supermarkets. More >>
Meet our Member: Beerenberg
From its humble beginnings in the Adelaide Hills, Beerenberg Farm has become a household name in Australia since their first batch of strawberry jam was made in 1971.
With more than 60 products including jams, marmalades, chutneys, sauces and marinades, pickles, dressings, dessert sauces and olive oil which can be found in 24 countries, on major airlines and in more than 300 hotels, Beerenberg is an icon.
Managing Director Anthony Paech (and our new Chair) shares his insights on industry and running a business, as well a few of his favourite products.
Networking Night – How to enter new markets
Food SA’s first Networking Night for 2011 provides a unique opportunity for you to gain first-hand insight on the Japan market, plus general exporting advice from Tim Tanaka, Director of the Food SA Japan office.
Anthony Paech of Beerenberg will add his own first-hand experience in the Japanese market sharing their journey, trials, tribulations and the benefits of having on-ground support in a culturally complex market like Japan.
Think Food, SA’s food tradeshow is back, Tuesday 8 March 2011 at the Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground from 12 noon until 5pm.
Aiming to promote and sell the best food produced in this state, Think Food is a unique opportunity for food producers
to exhibit and meet buyers, build new relationships and grow sales.
Tradeshows in Asia
Tradeshows, HOFEX and SIAL are coming up in May and limited space is still available to exhibit.
Food SA is also planning a look and learn market mission to Hong Kong and mainland China between these tradeshows (14-18 May 2011) subject to interest. The mission can be tailored for exposure to market opportunities, intelligence, manufacturing best practice activities, understanding of local logistics and distribution channels.
Registration of interest for the mission is required prior to Friday 28 January 2011.
Do you have a skills GAP?
The successful Graduate Access Program (GAP) is back in 2011! Co-funded by PIRSA the program aims to support the introduction of skilled graduates into food businesses. GAP will assist with targeting graduates and matching them to businesses for an initial six months of employment, with graduates employed in a range of areas including nutrition, engineering, food technology, marketing and business management. The previous GAP was a great success with Marketing and Food Technology graduates from the University of SA and University of Adelaide placed in the program and some employed on-going in the food businesses. GAP is a partnership program between Food SA, SARDI and PIRSA.
If your food business has a skills GAP and you would like find out more about a graduate placement, please register your interest by contacting Andrew Barber on 0407 793 872 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSOR PROFILE – Hayes Knight
As one of South Australia’s leading business advisory companies, Hayes Knight bridges the gap between your tax compliance commitments and what you need to do to get your business running at peak performance. Our technical experts provide a range of comprehensive services for businesses looking to strengthen their financial and competitive position. From strategic planning, tax management and advice, sale of business and succession, through to comprehensive and professional audits, Hayes Knight can help you every step of the way.
As proud sponsors of Food SA, Hayes Knight supports the South Australian food industry by helping Food SA members grow their business and drive success. More >>