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Cider the success story for alcohol industry

12 September, 2014

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.

Bread and cake producers struggling for identity against supermarket bakeries

10 September, 2014

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.

Older consumers equate 'natural' with 'healthy'

08 September, 2014

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.

Europe beckons for 'healthy, quick and tasty' popcorn

26 August, 2014

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.

Online tool gives direct access to Coles buyers

25 August, 2014

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.

Packaging trends and demands: new study available

25 August, 2014

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.

More time-poor Aust consumers eating ready meals

13 August, 2014

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.

Which is the most energetic industry in Australia?

11 August, 2014

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.

Chinese bakery and cereals market to hit $47bn by 2018

08 August, 2014

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.

Affluent consumers prefer branded margarine over supermarket brands

04 August, 2014

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.

Milk price wars force dairy producers to turn to China

04 August, 2014

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.

Retail sales growth strong: AFGC CHEP Retail Index

28 July, 2014

Despite easing in the June quarter, year-on-year growth in retail sales remains strong, according to the 14th AFGC CHEP Retail Index.

Global cereal and vegetable oil prices down, meat prices up

17 July, 2014

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.

Salmon most popular with consumers aged 65+

16 July, 2014

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.

Sweet or sour? The forecast ups and downs of the Australian sugar industry

07 July, 2014

Wilmar International and MSF Sugar's announcements that they will no longer export through Queensland Sugar Limited is likely to have a significant impact on the Australian sugar supply chain - but it's not all bad news for the sugar industry.

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