• PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Food & Drink Business Editor Kim Berry
    PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Food & Drink Business Editor Kim Berry

In this regular monthly podcast, industry insiders Lindy Hughson and Kim Berry provide insight, analysis and commentary on the top news stories shaping change in Australia’s dynamic packaging industry.

May was a busy month, we start off with an in-depth review of the exciting products seen at the Interpack trade show, with insights into the in-person mega-show experience and the increased push for sustainable solutions seen on the show floor. We also celebrate the strong performance from Australia in the WorldStar 2023 awards, and the announcement of Lindy’s election as president of the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO).

Moving to news closer to home, we comment on the Moccona vs Vittoria glass jar IP legal action, and Nestle's new refillable formula pack. We wrap up by announcing Boris Munster’s new role as the managing director of Tetra Pak Oceania, and explore designs for the Papa Salt gin bottles (made for actor Margot Robbie and friends) and Lion’s XXXX new limited release beer cans.

ANZ region enjoys strong showing at Interpack

Aussies grab glory on global stage (WorldStar 2023) 

Moccona, Vittoria stoush over glass jar IP

Nestle launches Aus-first refillable formula pack

Boris Munster appointed MD of Tetra Pak Oceania

Elevated pack design for Margot Robbie gin

XXXX launches smart can to preserve waterways

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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Editor: Chris Visscher
Producer: Steve Visscher
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Food & Drink Business

SSS Strawberries, one of Australia’s largest strawberry growers, has opened its 4000 square metre freeze drying factory in Bundaberg, Queensland. At capacity, the factory will be able to process more than 2000 tonnes of fruit.

Gravox and St Vincent De Paul Society’s ‘Buy a Boat’ auction initiative featuring upcycled bespoke gravy boats has raised $1900 for those in need this festive season.

In a major boost for the potential uptake of Packamama’s eco-flat rPET wine bottles in Australia, the company has opened a bottling facility in Cudal, NSW, in collaboration with Tamburlaine Organic Wines.