In 2018 billionaire couple Raphael and Fiona Geminder combined all the family-owned Australian food businesses they had recently acquired (Green's Foods, Cobs Popcorn, Susan Day Cakes, Big Sister Foods and Ozpack) to form Kinrise. Their products are primarily made in Australia, covering Breakfast, Baking, Bakery, Biscuits and Snacks.
|Kinrise Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Kin Group Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Kinrise Pty Ltd
Controlled by billionaire Raphael Geminder. In 2017 Geminder acquired Cobs Popcorn, 43.5% of Green's Foods, and The Cake Syndicate, owner of packaged cake manufacturer Susan Day Cakes and Big Sister Foods. Kin Group also own stakes in Remedy Kombucha and Pact Group.
|Kinrise Pty Ltd|
Some, but not necessarily all, of this company's products are palm oil free. For more details, follow the link to see Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia's list of products which manufacturers have told them are palm oil free or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil.
Source: BOS Australia (2020)
|Kin Group Pty Ltd|
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Jan 2022, this company was one of many local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2019-20. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
Source: ATO (2022)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Subsidiaries||Green's General Foods Pty Ltd
Baking mixes, cereals & snacks
The company has changed hands a number of times since being acquired by Nestle in 2007. Currently majority owned by Kin Group. All Green's products are made in Australia from predominantly local ingredients.
- Lowan Australia Ltd
Whole food producers
Lowan commenced operations in 1974 from a small factory in Nhill, Western Victoria. The company has grown to include a manufacturing facility in Picton, southwest of Sydney. Together the two sites employ 180 people. Green's Foods Ltd made an offmarket taker offer for Lowan Australia on 2 Mar 2005.
- Paradise Food Industries Pty Ltd
Biscuit and snack products manufacturer
The largest Australian-owned biscuit manufacturer, they also make the entire Dick Smith range of biscuits. In 2008 Paradise was bought by Goodman Fielder for about $80 million, who then sold the company to Green's Foods for $17 million in Dec 2013.
- Modern Baking Pty Ltd
Founded in the 1950's as Universal Biscuits, later known as Unibic. Its three factories were consolidated into one in 2007. Renamed Modern Baking in 2012 when Asia Pac invested in the company. Now part of Kinrise.
- Philemon Pty Ltd
Baked goods maker
Founded in 1998. Bought by Green's General Foods in Feb 2013 after being placed into receivership in late 2012.
Cobs Fine Foods Pty Ltd
Snack food makers
Founded in 2004 by husband and wife team John and Ravit Walys. After almost 14 years developing the Cobs brand, John and Ravit sold their business in 2017 to a newly formed Australian owned food group, Kin Group.
The Cake Syndicate Pty Ltd
Established 1951. One of the largest manufacturers of packaged cakes in Australia. The company went into administration in 2011 before being acquired by Allan Rich. In 2014 Big Sister Foods also went into administration, so Allan Rich acquired Big Sister and merged it with Susan Day. Kin Group acquired the company in 2017.
- BSF Ermington Pty Ltd
Established in 1945. The company went into receivership in April 2014 before being acquired by Susan Day Cakes.
|Address||Melbourne, VIC, Australia|
Products / BrandsKinrise
Big Sister Cakes
Big Sister Pudding & Custard
Cobs some products certified organic Popcorn
Cottage Cookies Biscuits/Crackers
Green's Cake Mix
Green's Topping & Syrup
Green's Pudding & Custard
Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs Popcorn
Lowan Health Foods
Lowan Muesli & Oats
Lowan Yeast & Baking Agents
Roccas Deli Biscuits/Crackers
Susan Day Cakes