IN THE NEWS
Beyond the bottom line
When it comes to sustainability in plastics, Martogg’s Ben McCulloch doesn’t mince his words. “We have a waste crisis here in Australia and much of the world,” he says. “Stockpiles of waste continue to grow, and we have all seen the devasting effects of plastic on our environment. However, in saying this, plastic is inherently recyclable and therefore if recycled correctly, it can be reused into new products and packaging.”
One of Australia’s leading glasshouse producers, Flavorite, has used Rpak’s packaging for almost five years. Products including its large tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and snack-sized cucumbers are packed in this recycled packaging, with more products lined up.
Flavorite Group & Murphy Glasshouse businesses merge
The Flavorite Group are pleased to announce the merger of their business with the Murphy family businesses in Victoria, formerly known as Murphy Fresh (Mansfield) and Tatura Fresh (Tatura).
Fundraising campaign kicks off
Two families united by the shared loss of a loved one will kick off a campaign at Coles to help find a cure for patients diagnosed with blood cancers. The partnership between Flavorite, Coles and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision is set to raise a total of $500,000 to help fight bone marrow failure syndromes.
A taste for work
A unique training program developed between Gippsland Employment Skills Training (GEST) and local employer Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes is opening up work opportunities for unemployed people in the Latrobe Valley.
When 58-year-old mill hand Rongo Taura lost her job after 29 years at a Latrobe Valley sawmill she wasn’t hopeful about finding another one. She worried about her age and her English. ‘I’m not good with spelling and reading. So I didn’t have a lot of confidence.’
2019 Gippsland Agribusiness of the year - Flavorite
Flavorite tomatoes grow from cottage industry to major player.
Hydroponic tomato empire Flavorite was crowned the Gippsland Agribusiness of the Year on Friday.
Around 200 people at the inaugural Food & Fibre Gippsland Excellence in Agribusiness Awards Gala Dinner heard how the Nichols and Millis families have revolutionised the tomato business in Australia.
Australian glasshouse producer planning to diversify into the cucumber space
A major Australian glasshouse producer and marketing company, Flavorite is preparing to diversify its business, with the introduction of high wire glasshouse grown continental cucumbers.
A Gippsland Flavorite gets help to grow
The Victorian Government and First State Super’s Victorian Business Growth Fund is backing a proud Warragul-based fresh produce business by providing the capital it needs to create more jobs and expand its operations. The local company, Flavorite, is the first to benefit from a landmark investment by the Victorian Business Growth Fund.