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15% quarter-on-quarter growth for food delivery in India

27 February, 2018

The online food delivery market in India is growing at a steady 15% quarter on quarter in terms of daily food orders.

LAX Listeria scare affects onboard catering

13 December, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

We've all experienced poor-quality dishes or limited food options on a flight, but have you ever been told an airline has suspended their catering service entirely? This is what happened recently with several airlines due to food safety concerns.

In-store sampling increases product sales

28 November, 2017

Stores selling food and drinks often have a representative holding a little platter of mini treats, and this is because it can actually be a very effective marketing strategy that encourages sales, according to research published in the Journal of Retailing.

Foodbank tackles food insecurity in Australia

22 November, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Despite Australia being considered as a 'lucky country', hunger still affects many Australians, which is why Foodbank is calling on the federal government to develop a National Food Insecurity Strategy.

Halal ready meals provide relief to Rohingya Refugees

14 November, 2017

Natural or man-made disasters often lead to malnutrition as people do not have access to the food they need, but Saahtain's 100% Halal Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) are attempting to combat this issue.

First Asian company commits to 100% cage-free egg supply chain

08 November, 2017

The Lo & Behold Group is the first Asian company to join Humane Society International's (HIS) animal welfare movement with its commitment to source 100% cage-free eggs in its supply chain.

MPI warns those illegally selling seafood on social media

01 November, 2017

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a warning to those selling seafood illegally through social media that they will incur penalties for violating the Fisheries Act.

Project Wing drones deliver burritos in Australia

23 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Project Wing is using drone tests to deliver burritos and medicine to rural communities on the border of the ACT and NSW.

Would you like a recycled snack on your next international flight?

11 October, 2017

Sealed beverages and unopened snacks are just two of the in-flight products that will be reclassified so they can be re-used on future Air New Zealand flights as part of the company's drive to reduce inflight waste from its international services arriving in Auckland.

Are mobile apps taking over the food and beverage industry?

27 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

According to the 2017 Sensis eBusiness Report, the number of Australians ordering takeaway food online has risen from 36% last year to 47% this year.

In-fridge delivery being trialled

25 September, 2017

Giant US retailer Walmart is testing new delivery ideas for groceries. One idea being tested is delivering the groceries into customers' fridges when they are not at home.

Wine discovered in 4000 BC pottery

30 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Researchers have discovered the oldest evidence of wine dating back to 4000 BC, according to a study.

Amazon to sell ready meals with a 12-month shelf life and no need for refrigeration

14 August, 2017

Muscling further into the grocery and ready meals markets, it is being reported that Amazon will be using new technology to create ready meals that have a shelf life of 12 months and do not need to be refrigerated. The logistics savings alone will be huge. Not only that, the meals are nutritious, taste good, require minimal processing and have clean labels.

Why ordering food online for the office is the future

31 July, 2017

The boom of food home delivery services is spreading to the corporate world, and canny caterers can cash in.

Feeding the troops at Australia's Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations

18 July, 2017 by Nisha Harris, Australian Antarctic Division

More than 150,000 meals are served each year to personnel working at Australia's Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations. Here is a quick peek at their once-a-year shopping list.

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