Friday, January 27, 2023

Lo Bros teams up with Ritchies and Drakes to tackle ocean waste problem

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Renowned drinks industry challenger Lo Bros has launched a new impact-led brand, Not Soda, with a mission to clean up our oceans. Retailers Ritchies and Drakes are the first to get behind the effort, with a goal to clean up two million plastic bottles from our oceans by 2025. Lo Bros’ Not Soda will feature heavily in up to 130 of the two retailers’ stores across the country, spearheading a new wave of planet-consciousness that consumers can get behind.

The Estée Lauder Companies elects Nike executive to its board of directors

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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced that Angela Wei Dong has been elected to its Board of Directors and the company’s Audit Committee, in each case effective as of July 11, 2022. Ms. Dong is Global Vice President and General Manager, Greater China, of NIKE.

eCargo supports Ella’s Kitchen to scale organic infant food offering

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eCargo Holdings Limited (eCargo) provides an update on its distribution partnership with UK-based organic baby and toddler food company Ella’s Kitchen (Brands) Limited (Ella’s Kitchen). Ella’s Kitchen, a United Kingdom-based B Corp certified company with a mission to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food, signed an exclusive distribution partnership with eCargo in September 2021. The partnership involves eCargo handling both offline and online sales and distribution within China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

NielsenIQ BASES announces the 2022 Design Impact Award winners

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NielsenIQ announced the 2022 recipients of the seventh annual NielsenIQ BASES Design Impact Awards for the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industry. The awards celebrate best-in-class package redesigns, and the business impacts they make for their companies. This year’s award winners include brands that delivered innovative and creative packaging with design concepts that reflected brand vision while supporting the shopper journey.

Natassia Nicolao wins prestigious award for revolutionising skincare

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Natassia Nicolao, Founder and Director of waterless beauty brand, Conserving Beauty took out the top honour at the 9th Annual Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards presented at a lunch at 12-Micron in Barangaroo. As the winner, Natassia received a prize valued at over $100,000 including $40,000 investment with La Trobe Financial.  

Bacardi announces a leadership reshuffle to drive future growth

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Bacardi Limited, the privately held spirits company, announced moves within commercial and finance and the North America business. Current Regional President for North America Pete Carr will take on the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Global Growth Officer. Pete will be responsible for commercial excellence and strategy, route-to-market models, digital commerce, and on-trade relationships for the family-owned spirits business. Pete comes armed to spearhead continued commercial success for Bacardi, with a lifetime of spirits experience and over eight years at the helm of one of the company’s largest markets.

Bad customer experiences risk $56bn in consumer spending in Australia

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Businesses in Australia are risking 7% of their revenue due to poor customer experiences (CX) - putting $56 Billion in consumer spending at risk in the country - according to Qualtrics XM Institute. Based on analysis of data from the Qualtrics 2023 Global Consumer Trends report, which includes insights from over 1,100 respondents in Australia, consumers say they have very poor CX 19% of the time - a 6-point increase on 12 months previously (13%).

FEELM sets the direction for tech innovation into the future at GTNF

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FEELM, the flagship atomization tech platform belonging to SMOORE - the global vape manufacturer, attended the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) in Washington D.C., and championed the importance of the industry continually driving improvements and efficiencies, rather than standing still. The nicotine industry is innovating at a breakneck pace to help create a more sustainable world through scientific research and product development.

Mother & son who founded beauty business during pandemic reaping big

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COVID-19 had a big impact on us all and it seems we are yet to see the lasting effects. For mother and son, Ronda and Harvey Helou, it impacted them in many ways - good and bad. Half way through 2021, Ronda was admitted to hospital; years of stress from running her salon in Sydney’s South West had built up. She was required to undertake surgery days later.

UK ice cream TikTok phenomenon Little Moons launches in Australia

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Little Moons – the mochi ice cream brand which went viral on TikTok and the UK’s fast growing ice cream brand – has arrived Down Under. Launching with three of the brand’s most popular flavours, Vegan Belgian Chocolate & Hazelnut and Vegan Tropical Passionfruit and Mango are available to buy from Woolworths, with Honey Roasted Pistachio soon to follow.