The popularity of celebrity chefs of the ilk of Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, coupled with the success of British restaurants in lists of the world’s best restaurants, has been attributed to the...

Environmentally-friendly menu options have a good chance of improving a restaurant’s bottom line and providing competitive differentiation if marketed aggressively to consumers, according to a recently...

The NPD Group, a leading market research company, and Datassential, a foodservice research firm, found that 7 per cent more restaurants, from quick service to fine dining, offer burgers on their menus...

The H. J. Heinz Company has announced it will build a new manufacturing facility in Florence, South Carolina, to support its high-growth frozen meals business in North America. Dave Moran, President and...

As higher commodity prices become ‘the new normal’ rather than a temporary peak, we may see a greater impact on consumer behaviour and retailer and supplier strategies than has been apparent so...

Consolidation in the beer industry has been a noticeable trend over the past decade but the potential takeover of Anheuser-Busch by InBev would certainly shake the sector up. If the deal goes ahead it...

DuPont science will help the world’s farmers increase their productivity and meet the growing global demand for grain, said William Niebur, DuPont vice president – DuPont Crop Genetics Research...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a survey on Salmonella levels detected in slaughtered pigs across the EU in 2006-07 indicating that Salmonella was found in one in ten pigs for human...

SABMiller and Molson Coors have received clearance from the US Department of Justice to proceed with the combination of their respective US and Puerto Rico operations to form a new company called MillerCoors. SABMiller...

National brands, seemingly under siege by private labels, may have less to fear than previously thought. New research from The Nielsen Company indicates that private label growth is driven by rising commodity...