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High-protein yoghurts take off

05 December, 2013

While few new product launches are sporting high-protein claims, yoghurt product launches have had a particularly high proportion of high-protein claims, according to new research from Innova Market Insights.


Consumers will pay extra for eco-labelled vegies

04 December, 2013

Consumers will happily pay more for eco-labelled vegetables, new research published in Vegetables Australia magazine has shown.


Low-carb back in vogue in Europe

29 November, 2013

The holiday period is never a good time to embark on a new diet. However, low-carb diets appear to be making a resurgence, according to new research from Mintel.


Indonesia, spying allegations and the live beef trade in context

29 November, 2013

How important is trade from Australia to Indonesia? Then again, how important is trade from Indonesia to Australia? The answer is probably not very.


Functional and barrier coatings to hit $5bn by 2018

25 November, 2013

A new report from Smithers Pira estimates the global market for functional and barrier coatings used in paper and board applications will reach $5.1 billion by 2018. Worth $4.2 billion in 2012, the market is expected to increase by almost 420,000 tonnes by 2018.


Canola value increases by 25%

19 November, 2013

Record production and strong demand has seen the value of canola increase by 25% since 2012, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows.


Food waste and food safety trending in 2014

14 November, 2013

Innova Market Insights' Top 10 Trends list for 2014 reveals that sustainability, food safety, provenance and health will be the buzzwords of the coming year.


Convenience the way to consumers' stomachs

13 November, 2013

Australian consumers want natural, locally produced food - but they also want convenience, the new Ipsos Food Health Report shows. Even for health-conscious consumers, convenience is a driving factor in food choice, the report reveals.


Soft drink marketing should target middle-aged consumers, research shows

12 November, 2013

Sharp declines in soft drink consumers under the age of 35 mean that middle-aged Australians (aged 35 to 49) are now the group most likely to buy a soft drink in an average week, new research from Roy Morgan Research shows.


Beer drinkers choosing imported over local

07 November, 2013

While most Australians are patriotic in their beer choice, an increasing number are making the switch to imported beer, a new report from Roy Morgan Research shows.


Flexible packaging market to hit $99bn in 2018

06 November, 2013

The flexible packaging market has been forecast to grow from $73 billion in 2012 to $99 billion by 2018 with a CAGR of 5.1%, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.


Opportunities for growth exist for processing, report shows

04 November, 2013

Despite difficult economic conditions, strong growth opportunities exist for the Australian food and beverage manufacturing sector, the AFGC 'State of the Industry 2013' report shows.


Forget selling iron ore to China - Australian and NZ red meat is in demand

01 November, 2013

Australia and NZ are the top exporters of beef and sheepmeat to China - and sales are increasing.


Vegetarianism on the rise

31 October, 2013

Meat processors, block your ears: you may not want to hear this. More Australians are identifying as vegetarian - or at least embracing a meat-minimal lifestyle.


Australian vegetable prices drop despite inflation

24 October, 2013

Vegetable prices have dropped more than 10% from last year's price, the Consumer Price Index from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown.


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