Coca-Cola Amatil is increasing its prices for customers in Western Australia by 11.65 cents per eligible container after the state imposed a container deposit scheme.

The scheme, called “Containers for Change”, will come into effect on 1 October. CCA said its price increase would cover the 10-cent deposit, as well as handling, administration and scheme compliance costs. The company said it would start applying the price increase on product deliveries in Western Australia from 5 October.

A statement from CCA said: “Coca-Cola Amatil supports a well-run, cost-effective container deposit scheme in Western Australia. We are not seeking to make a profit from the CDS – as always, our aim is to keep costs as low as possible for our customers and consumers.”

Food & Drink Business

A partnership between online surplus food marketplace Yume with waste and recycling company SUEZ has delivered major waste reductions.

Michael Perich has been announced as the interim CEO for Freedom Foods Group, as investigations continue into how the company amassed more than $60 million in inventory write-downs.

The 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards celebrated the best of Australia’s wine industry, with Barossa Valley’s Henschke taking out Winery of the Year, and Hunter Valley's 2018 Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz awarded Wine of the Year.