Cheese sales are slowly declining, according to Roy Morgan Research. The market research firm reports that, in the 12 months to March 2013, 89% of Australian grocery buyers reported purchasing cheese, down from 92% in the 12 months to March 2009.
Growth in retail sales continued to decline through the June quarter, but the rate of year-on-year growth will increase by the September quarter, the AFGC CHEP Retail Index predicts.
The Goulburn Valley (GV) Food Co-operative has used local workers and local produce to manufacture their first 5000 ‘meal for four under $10’ pasta and sauce meals.
Learning to store fresh produce correctly could help consumers extend the lifespan of their food, helping to reduce the amount of food that is thrown out each year, a new study commissioned by KitchenAid shows.
Turkey is becoming more popular with Australian consumers, with Newspoll research commissioned by Steggles revealing that one in four grocery buyers eats turkey at least once a month.
New research commissioned by AUSVEG will track consumers’ perceptions of vegetables. The research will be released as monthly reports, the first of which has just been released.
The prepared meals sector in China is expected to grow rapidly up to 2017 with ready meals leading the way.
The uncertain economic climate is impacting new product launches in the UK, with the number of economy food and drink products launched in 2012 outstripping the number of premium launches for the first time.
Market research firm Canadean says that meal kits are set to grow in Germany, while ready meals are expected to dominate the prepared meals sector in France.
Despite a difficult past season, the Australian dairy industry can look forward to a more positive year ahead, according to Rabobank’s Dairy Quarterly report.
Online retailing will comprise 20% of the non-food market in Australia in five years, retail expert Stephen Kulmar predicts. The Australian retail market should expect a major shake-up, Kulmar said.
Innovation is as much about execution as it is imagination, according to the head of innovation at Kraft Foods Australia, Nicolas Georges.
The world could face a food and water crisis by as early as 2050 if key countries don’t review their current food policies, according to Major General John Hartley AO, CEO of Future Directions International.
Healthy food is the new black, according to Stephen Kulmar. Speaking at ConTech 2013, Kulmar said that black is enduring in fashion and health products will be enduring in food.
Aberdeen Group’s new research study ‘Supply Chain Visibility: A Critical Strategy to Optimise Cost and Service’ reveals 63% of 149 companies with predominant global supply chains have ranked supply chain visibility as a high priority for improvement.