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Australian baby food boom set to falter

26 March, 2014

Baby food is booming, a new report from Euromonitor International shows. While baby food achieved 9% value growth in 2013, this was confined largely to the milk formula sector, which experienced a 12% value increase.

Getting down to fizziness: baby boomers choose tonic water over cola

25 March, 2014

While sales of soft drinks like colas and lemonades have taken a nose dive in the last five years, another type of soft drink has quietly been gaining ground, new research from Roy Morgan shows.

Bosch Packaging Technology cracks €1bn mark

25 March, 2014

Bosch Packaging Technology has announced it broke the €1 billion sales mark for the first time. The company increased its sales in fiscal 2013 from €914 million to €1.1 billion, a rise of 22%.

Value-added food processing is future growth hotspot, says Deloitte

25 March, 2014

Deloitte has identified value-added food processing as one of the 25 growth hotspots to watch in the next 20 years. The firm says food processing offers huge potential for the economy.

Nut snacks boom in Europe - but less so in US and UK

21 March, 2014

Nuts and seeds accounted for more than 37% of snack food launches in 2013, with savoury or salty snacks taking the remainder, new data from Innova Market Insights shows. However, the popularity of nuts varies markedly from country to country.

Changing Thai tastes mean opportunity for packaging manufacturers

19 March, 2014

Thai consumers are embracing processed foods, with consumption of prepared meals expected to increase at a CAGR of 9.8%. Packaging manufacturers can take advantage of this by producing light, easy-to-use, convenient packaging.

Vegetable juice booms in Asia

12 March, 2014

Could vegetable juice be the next big thing in Asia? The Asian region accounts for 55% of the total vegetable juice market, with the segment expected to grow further as Asian consumers become increasingly health conscious.

Changing Aust demograph affects packaging demand

06 March, 2014

Australia's ageing population is driving demand for lightweight, easy-to-open packaging with clear labelling. A new report from Canadean predicts that the Australian packaging market will grow at a CAGR of 2.21% up to 2017.

Understanding global agriculture to improve local agriculture

05 March, 2014

Speakers at ABARES 2014's global focus session spoke around the theme of improving the competitiveness of domestic agriculture sectors through reduced regulatory burdens and better supply chain infrastructure.

Plastic packaging big in Japan

03 March, 2014

The plastic packaging industry in Japan is growing rapidly, with flexible and rigid plastic packaging demand set to increase by 6.9 billion packs between 2012 and 2017.

Vegetable 'hipster revolution' spikes demand for obscure vegies

28 February, 2014

It's what we've all been fearing: the hipster vegetable revolution is upon us. According to market research from AUSVEG, consumers are increasingly favouring obscure vegetables to spice up their midweek dinners.

'Healthy' colas take off in Japan

27 February, 2014

Japan, home of canned bread, square watermelons and jellyfish ice-cream, recently went one step further to create - wait for it - healthy cola.

Consumers to start feeling pinch of global coffee shortage

24 February, 2014

The predicted global coffee shortage has sparked panic buying, after fund buying led to the equivalent of the total global annual coffee production being traded in a five-day period last week.

Most consumers won't cough up for non-GM foods

20 February, 2014

While the labelling of genetically modified GM foods is a hot topic, recent research from The NPD Group shows that 67% of all primary grocery shoppers in the US will not pay extra for non-GM foods.

Canadean Soft Drinks Review 2013 - Country Reports Series

19 February, 2014

The Soft Drinks Review 2013 - Country Reports Series from Canadean includes reports for more than 80 different countries. The reports cover consumption volumes for all key soft drinks categories with historic, current and forecast data to 2016.

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