Monash University launches world-class food center
The Food Innovation Centre was launched last week to more than 150 food and dairy industry heavyweights.
The Centre supports Australian organisations, with a focus on de-risking and accelerating innovations for domestic and export markets.
Many saw immediate opportunities in being able to dynamically view on shelf new packaging formats and to interactively test the sales and logistical implications of different layouts in the context of their competitors.
Australia ranked 19th in this year’s index, two places lower than last year.
The top five innovators were listed as Switzerland, Sweden, the UK, the US and Finland. The top five has remained relatively unchanged over the past few years.
“In this current economic climate, uncovering new sources of growth and leveraging the opportunities raised by global innovation are priorities for all stakeholders.” according to World Intellectual Property Organisation, Director General, Francis Gurry
Cadbury is Australia’s favourite chocolate brand, Roy Morgan Research
Ten of the country’s 15 most widely consumed chocolate bars are produced by Cadbury.
In any given four-week period, 52.8 per cent of the Australian population eat at least one chocolate bar, approximately 42 per cent of the population eat chocolate blocks and 18.6 per cent boxed chocolates.
The research results confirmed that when it comes to chocolate there is “no such thing as moderation.”