While beer consumption in Australia is falling, it's not all bad news for the alcohol industry: research firm IBISWorld is forecasting a 21.5% increase in cider sales over the next five years.
With the rise of the supermarket in-store bakery, bread, cake and pastry manufacturing industries are struggling to hold on to market share, according to IBISWorld.
For many older consumers, seeing the word 'natural' on a food label tends to make them think it's more healthy, new research from Canadean shows.
Gourmet flavours, health-conscious consumers and the relatively untapped European market present the greatest opportunities for popcorn sales, according to data recorded by Innova Market Insights.
Coles has recently adopted RANGEme, an online tool developed in Australia that gives smaller companies the opportunity to promote their products and exchange information with the Coles buying team over the internet.
North America's beverage packaging industry is expected to reach US$26.3 billion by 2015 - and plastic bottles are set to lead the way in popularity. The trends have been outlined in a new study by PMMI.
In the year to March 2010, 8.1% of Australians said they'd eaten a frozen or chilled ready-made meal in the last seven days. In 2014, this figure has risen to 9.4%, according to new figures from Roy Morgan Research.
While more than 1.25 million Australians keep themselves going with energy drinks each week, workers in the transport, retail and recreation industries are up to twice as likely as the rest of us to reach for a pick-me-up in a can.
The Chinese bakery and cereals market is not only the world's largest by volume, but is set to become the second-most valuable. The market is expected to reach $47 billion by 2018, making it second in value only to the US.
While supermarket house brand margarine has proven popular with consumers, higher-income consumers are steadfastly sticking to their preferred brands, new research from Roy Morgan shows.
The supermarket milk price wars have forced fresh milk producers to seek new markets and revenue sources, according to IBISWorld. China has been the focus of many producers' efforts.
Despite easing in the June quarter, year-on-year growth in retail sales remains strong, according to the 14th AFGC CHEP Retail Index.
Cereal and vegetable oil prices have dropped amid improved global supplies, resulting in a drop in the FAO Food Price Index for the third consecutive month, but it is not all good news as meat prices are up and food insecurity is still rife in Africa.
What's for dinner for almost a quarter of all Australians aged 14+? Salmon, according to new research from Roy Morgan. While 53% of all Australians ate fish in any given week, 24% - almost half - ate salmon, the research shows.
The gap between rich and poor is beginning to close - at least in terms of prepared meal consumption. A report from Canadean shows that 48.3% of the richest consumers and 51.7% of the poorest consumers purchase prepared meals regularly.