Reports from China show Beingmate suffered a string of financial losses and faces accusations of alleged milk powder tampering.
The exclusion of litigation funding arrangements and proof of debt arrangements from the National Credit Code has been extended for a further two years, until 12 July 2019.
ABS analysis and State Library of Vic records show deregulation and supermarket discounting have shattered a century of stable milk pricing.
Farmer Power president Chris Gleeson said the group would also call for a community boycott of $1-a-litre milk and wanted to run an advertising campaign countering the supermarkets’ price wars
The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has described today’s decision by the ACCC to take no further action in relation to tap contracts as a body blow for the Australian independent brewing industry.
The judgment granted the plaintiff’s request for leave to file an amended application and statement of claim.
The owners of the Great Northern Hotel, in Rathdowne St, Carlton, have accused Woodend’s Holgate Brewhouse of trying to force tap contracts on to the bar, jeopardising its proudly independent status.
While the extent of the transfer is not known, and is between several processors, many say it is the biggest in a decade and warn there is only limited capacity to move.
It’s the start of a fightback against a perceived effort by big business to appropriate the craft beer revolution. Adopting the maxim that if you can’t beat them you can buy them, a wave of craft beer takeovers engulfed the US first and has now reached Britain.
“I’m fascinated and interested to see where the inquiry has landed,” United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins said.
It is a disgusting consequence of Murray Goulburn’s behaviour that means some neighbours will feel pitted against each other
Today I think there’s a growing awareness that the craft beer industry is a big contributor to the economy, and I feel there’s a shift in political will to help craft brewers in a sense
The code sets out clear guidelines regarding pricing structures, loyalty payments and dispute resolution and will cover most of the milk produced in Australia.
The move comes after a recent survey commissioned by Brewbound and conducted by Nielsen found that ‘independent’ and ‘independently owned’ strongly resonated with more than 80 per cent of craft beer drinkers.
The new division will distribute brands including James Squire, Malt Shovel Brewers, Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Kosciuszko, as well as Lion NZ brands Panhead and Emerson’s.
The report argues water recovery has compounded the many other economic pressures facing rural and regional Australia
In a cruel twist, the young farmer would get her first solo lesson in the difficulties of running the business on the same day her father died.
‘‘Fonterra wants to give the appearance that they are offering a more attractive price than any of the other processors at $5.70/kg MS, but it’s simply not true and Fonterra and BSC need to make that clear.
For the dairy industry ABARES has estimated milk production to rise by 4 per cent to 9.25 billion litres in 2017-18 in response to “farmgate milk prices and lower input prices”.
Independent Brewers Australia (IBA) – the association that supersedes the CBIA – has welcomed the support for its members shown by both major parties in a parliamentary debate this week.
Singapore Airlines recently announced that Garage Project Hapi Daze Pacific Pale Ale was now available on flights to and from the brewer’s homeland of New Zealand
The Weekly Times asked some major southern processors about prices for the coming season. An interesting read!
SUPPORT FOR THE SMALL independent operators comes from Mr Albanese, who has a craft beer named after him — Albo Corn Ale by Willie the Boatman at St Peters — is lobbying for the current two-tier beer tax regimen to be axed.
The Gouldings are now calling on Fonterra to lose their ‘good news’ PR spin and be honest with their suppliers, especially concerning opening prices
THE dairy industry is bracing for a major wave of change as farmers gear up to swap processors in their chase for better farmgate milk prices.
Do Australia and China share a hard earned thirst for the fairer competition protections of the US?
The Attorney General alleged that the brewer, fined $USD2m for trade practice violations, had sold beer tap systems at below market and tried to hide the transactions by misleading descriptions on invoices.
I'm explaining one way that this Misuse of market power / beer tap contracts Class Action case could be financed without brewers having to write cheques.
Though often difficult to distinguish, the easiest way to differentiate between contract and gypsy brewing is to look at who’s doing what.
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