Category Archives: ENews

Our monthly ENews includes a member profile, newest members, and the latest South Australian industry news and events.

When disaster strikes, how much will it cost you to be offline? The unprecedented weather events of 2016 have been an eloquent illustration of the cost of not being prepared for business disruption, yet a survey of food businesses by …

$31 million has been provided by the State Government over two years to help large South Australian businesses manage their electricity costs.   The Energy Productivity Program is available to businesses that use more than I60MWh of electricity each year …

On 13 December 2016 the Treasurer announced that the 2016-17 Mid Year Budget Review provides $31 million over two years to help large South Australian businesses manage their electricity costs. The Energy Productivity Program will be available to businesses that use …

Expressions of interest are open for food businesses interested in participating in a South Australian showcase at Foodservice 2017, the tradeshow for businesses targeting cafes, restaurants and caterers, in Melbourne next May.   If you are interested in participating, please …

In November, the ACCC reported on terms in standard form contracts that might raise concerns under the new business-to-business unfair contract terms law. The law came into effect on Saturday, 12 November.   Over 12 months, the ACCC worked with …

Even smaller producers have a need for automation, whether at a very basic level or a complex customised solution, and in Australia, due to the smaller population and size of the country, equipment needs to be flexible.   It’s common …

The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from Customs Duty and GST on eligible goods imported and then exported within one year or other approved period.     The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from Customs duty and GST …

The winners of the South Australian Food Industry Awards were announced on 24 November at a glittering Gala Dinner attended by a record audience at the Adelaide Convention Centre.   Almost 700 guests were present to celebrate the industry’s night …

Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations is the first Australian book to celebrate innovation in the food and agribusiness industry. The first edition was launched at the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology conference in June 2016. The book showcased 50 of …

For many years now, Food South Australia, with the support of Primary Industries and Regions SA, has worked with local food and beverage companies to find new markets for their products by facilitating participation in international trade shows in key …

SAPOL has issued a warning about a new scam targeting small business. It’s a simple as a phone call to your business from someone purporting to be one of your suppliers and asking to change account details for payment of …

Aloe vera drinks, truffles and matsutake mushrooms are some of the products South Australia could soon be exporting as global demand for luxury and functional foods continues to grow.     The outcomes of A Study into Functional and Luxury Food …

Learning lean manufacturing close up has been the focus of a series of tours to Japan hosted by Food South Australia member Shinka Management and recently they released a new video to share the experiences of recent participants in a …

  Date:                     Friday 2 December 2016 Location:             Boardroom, Level 13, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide Time:                     9.00am-4.30pm (lunch included) Cost:                     $90 (ex GST) per workshop Bookings:            CLICK HERE     This …

Food and Beverage Development Fund SA Inc, with the support of Business SA, has two THREESIXTY Business Coaching opportunities available for South Australian businesses with a turnover of at least $150,000 and have been in operation for at least two …

ESCP is open for applications for projects with up to $50,000 of co-contribution by companies with turnover of <$10 million pa. This program connects companies to expertise, technical and/or research advice to provide a solution to a technical challenge which …

On October 10, Foodservice Industry Australia (FIA) members voted to confirm the resolution for an absorption of the FIA by the Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia (FSAA), which was passed by the FIA members, at the Special General Meeting held …

SIAL Paris is the world’s largest food innovation exhibition. This year, Food South Australia is participating in SIAL Paris as part of the Premier of South Australia’s mission to France, working with the Department of State Development to make the …

The application period for the new Ready Set Grow program for food business start-ups has been extended until October 14. If you are interested in applying, please phone Samara Miller on 08 8303 9417 now!   Ready Set Grow Program …

This content is reproduced with the kind permission of the Office of the Small Business Commissioner (SA). For more information and support for small businesses, visit the website at www.sasbc.sa.gov.au.     With the recent storms and power failures across …

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Food and beverage businesses and industry groups are eligible to apply for a newly launched grant program to assist with attaining non-GM and organic third-party certifications that will support achievement of either or both of the following aims:   Accessing …

La Casa Del Formaggio MD Voices New TV Advertisement La Casa Del Formaggio has announced that it will be commencing its new TV advertising campaign in Adelaide in October, and taking the unusual step of having the Managing Director voice …

Hot on the heels of their retail award win at Fine Food Melbourne 2016 for the Bickford and Sons Sparkling Range, the Bickford’s Group have opened their new 23rd Street Distillery in Renmark.     The rejuvenated century-old Renmano site …

The latest flavour to join Maggie Beer’s esteemed ice cream range, Salted Honey & Roasted Almond Ice Cream has a velvety mouthfeel that can only come from fresh cream, egg yolks and Beechworth honey; this is a richly flavoured, wonderfully dense ice cream …

AlmondCo was named Exporter of the Year in Business SA Export Awards on October 5   Click here for the official media release

Leading businesses in agriculture, water, and food and wine production will be showcasing their products in a Trade Mission to Israel next June, led by CEO and Managing Director of Elders, Mark Allison and hosted by the Australia Israel Chamber …

Australian Trusted Trader is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative. It recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits. Australian Trusted Trader is free to join and accreditation …

Business SA presents FTA training Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan and Korea are worth over $A250 billion but less than 20% of local businesses are utilising them.   Business SA is presenting training sessions over the next …

Plain English food ingredient statements aren’t as clear as they need to be. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a Plain English Allergen Labelling report with several key recommendations to clarify food allergen claims for consumers.   A number …

The Food and Agribusiness Sector Competitiveness Plan is a plan for industry that was developed in consultation with many industry stakeholders across Australia. It represents the strategic vision and key priority areas to be actioned to achieve industry-wide growth.   The …

Workshop on staffing essentials   A workshop designed to guide small business through the processes and requirements for hiring staff will be presented by the Department of State Development on 27 October.   Participants will learn how to develop a …

Trade Waste Initiative Grants   Grants for two programs under the State Government’s Trade Waste Initiative are now open for eligible businesses.   Delivered by Green Industries SA, this announcement follows the successful completion of the first round of funding …

Two information sessions have been scheduled in Adelaide to provide potential applicants to the Accelerating Commercialisation program with detailed information on the program.   For session details and to register, click here.   For information about currently available grant programs …

Food and beverage producers, and small value-adding agribusinesses, who have been operating for less than five years, and have an annual turnover under $300,000, are eligible for this new bootcamp program designed to support growth for small enterprises.   If …

Please click on this link to download the PDF brochure – North Asia Business Mission Invitation 2016

The Horticulture Coalition of South Australia launched a promotional video and strategy for the Northern Adelaide Plains, sometimes known as the state’s salad bowl at the Royal Adelaide Show last Friday.       The Northern Adelaide Plains is renowned …

In today’s rapidly evolving world, innovation is an essential strategy for every business to ensure that you can survive and thrive into the future. You only need to take a look at what companies like Uber and Airbnb have achieved …

Within a year of re-establishing cheese making at Murray Bridge, Beston Global Food Company (BFC) has topped its class at the South Australian Dairy Industry Awards.   All the Beston Pure Foods Edwards Crossing-branded cheeses that were nominated in the …

New branding for South Australian icon Maggie Beer is starting to appear in stores, beginning with the release of this season’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil.     With seasonal produce the unchallenged hero across the Maggie Beer range, the new …

Best known for their very Australian lamingtons, Kytons Bakery has branched out, baking a product that originates from the other side of the world – Belgian Waffles – and launching a new retail pack at the Royal Adelaide Show.   …

Food South Australia member Coopers Brewery has partnered with Tennis Australia and won the exclusive beer pourage rights for the Australian Open for the next five years.   The agreement means that only Coopers beer will be poured at Melbourne …

Adelaide food producer Spring Gully Foods is shaking up the pickled vegetable market with the launch of a new line of Australian-grown produce in an innovative lift-and-drain packaging format.   The new line includes Spring Gully dill cucumbers, along with …

Please download the flyer by clicking on this link: South Korea Food Seminar Adelaide Flyer 26082016

Three years ago, there were 300 South Australian food products ranged in Woolworths’ stores. Now there are between 800 and 900. Much of that growth is due to another successful South Australian product – a local food buying strategy devised …

Qantas EpiQure, the food and wine community within the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, is focusing on growing their South Australian product range to include gourmet food.   EpiQure has been selling wine for five years and the program is particularly targeting gourmet produce originating from wine regions to expand their offering, including …

Applications are now open for the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award identifies and supports emerging women leaders who have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater …

Looking to support the rapid growth of his family’s business with expert insights, new ways of thinking and tailored professional development, Anthony Paech, Managing Director at Beerenberg Pty Ltd and former Chairman of Food South Australia, joined the 12 month …

Get ‘Appy! Food South Australia’s award-winning culinary tourism program Eat Local SA has just launched a new look app with new features and functions.   The new look Eat Local SA app is now in android and Apple app stores. …

There are media reports that South Korean Shipping firm Hanjin Shipping has gone into receivership and has filed for US bankruptcy protection. Significant impacts are likely for cargo already on board Hanjin vessels, including The Hanjin California (IMO 9631101), due …