Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2020 organisers have announced they are in discussions with the venue to secure additional space.
“MICE2020 is shaping up to be the expo’s best year yet. We have seen increased interest from companies – both local and international – who want to present what they can offer to the Australian community,” MICE Show Director Lauren Winterbottom says.
“MICE2019 saw a new venue, more exhibitors, and higher attendance than any previous year. We can’t wait for MICE2020 to be even bigger.” Read more
Starbucks has opened its first signing store in Guangzhou, China, in order to offer more employment opportunities to the deaf and hard of hearing community.
The coffee chain says the store will serve as a welcoming hub for those passionate about improving accessibility and experiences for all people and is located near the Guangdong Disabled Association and Guangdong Deaf People Association. Read more
A multi-country survey from research and advisory consultancy GlobeScan reveals that a majority of shoppers, including those in Australia and New Zealand, are familiar with Fairtrade and believe it reflects their values.
Of consumers who have seen the Fairtrade Mark occasionally or often, a significant proportion, 87 per cent in both Australia and NZ, have trust in the Fairtrade Mark and associate it with providing fair prices, a living income and helping farmers to escape from poverty. Fairtrade says these attributes are crucial to building trust. Read more
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced its the newest member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia).
CCA has implemented a sustainability framework within the organisation, regularly reports on environmental performance, and has set up sustainability goals to be achieved by 2020. This includes maximising recycling, acting on climate change, and reducing the use of both sugar and unrecycled plastics across its product range. Read more