There's never a dull moment in the dynamic Australasian packaging industry, with M&A activity, leadership changes, and product innovation keeping our news desk busy all year long.

From Orora's booming growth over the financial year, to the Australian Government's pledge to make all packaging in the country reusable, compostable or recyclable by 2025, to needles in strawberries and plastic bags out of supermarkets, to the first ever Print21 + PKN LIVE joint event, 2018 was a rollercoaster of a year for the packaging industry... and PKN was there to cover all the news highlights.

See our review of the year that was in the latest issue of PKN magazine.

Food & Drink Business

We are always on the look out for innovations on shelf that take us into unknown territory, offer a new twist on normal, or make use of edgy ingredients. Watch this short wrap of some that we spotted.

New processing and packaging technologies will be on display at AUSPACK 2019 in Melbourne next week. Watch this short video for a sneak peek.

Four bidders, led by Mondelez International, are battling it out to buy Australian bikky icon Arnott's from Campbell Soup.