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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

Coca-Cola Amatil has scored a big slice of new business after signing an exclusive supply agreement with local fast food restaurant chain Pizza Hut

tna has promoted its chief sales officer to lead the company into its next growth phase alongside the company's founders who will stay on in leadership roles.

Irish-born celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge has signed on as the new face of the Di Bella coffee brand in Australia.