In the midst of an escalating global food crisis – precipitating riots in several countries – the National Farmers Federation (NFF) has outlined their worries about the “knee-jerk leap”...

Brewer Lion Nathan has bought American wine importer Cumulus Wine Inc. (CMI) – a subsidiary of the NSW-based Cumulus Group. Lion Nathan plan to use the purchase to establish a new wine platform for...

Higher fuel and food costs and other economic pressures are having a pervasive impact on how consumers shop, cook and dine, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2008...

South Korea’s Agriculture Minister, Chung Woon Chun, has told a Korean television audience that the market for US beef will officially open next week. The minister sent a request to the Ministry...

Agricultural commodity prices should ease from recent record peaks but over the next 10 years they are expected to average well above their mean levels of the past decade, according to the latest Agricultural...

The US restaurant industry is taking a hit as economic struggles plague the country. New consumer research from Mintel reveals that 54% of people who dine out regularly are restricting their restaurant...

As major Australian supermarkets continue their push away from nationally advertised brands toward private labels, UK retailer Marks & Spencer, the quintessential private label retailer, has tentatively...

A strike by German dairy farmers began on Tuesday with farmers refusing to supply milk to factories in response to falling farm gate prices, the German Federal Association of Dairy Cattle Farmers (BDM)...

Europe is fast becoming the world’s leading exporter of food regulation as authorities in many countries increasingly look for models on which to base their legislation, a food policy expert has...

The Coca-Cola Company is planning to remove a potentially damaging additive from their Diet Coke beverages in the UK but the chemical is to continue to be used in Australia. The controversial chemical...