The Chinese Government have outlined a draft food safety law which will ensure harsher penalties for producers breaking the law. The new law would pave the way for judges to give a life sentence to anyone...

New technology has been created to assist convenience store operators with identifying consumers who are underage. The technology will compare the potential consumer’s face to that of people who...

As the price of food continues to rise protests have been becoming more prevalent. While few major protests have been held so far there is growing concern that continued rises will cause greater social...

Multinational retailer Tesco has been named Retailer of the Year at the World Retail Congress in Barcelona with French supermarket operators Carrefour rewarded with the prize of top food retailer in Europe. The...

More than 50 consumer groups worldwide are uniting to seek a stricter code for marketing junk food to children. They are wanting to restrict internet and television advertising campaigns and trying to...

Americans increasingly express environmental concerns, so manufacturers are taking steps to convey the eco-friendliness of their products. According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), the number...

The price of rice is expected to continue rising beyond current record highs due to an inability for supply to meet demand. The price of rice has appreciated markedly since the beginning of the year, with...

Mintel Menu Insights, a US restaurant-tracking service, has identified eight exciting trends sure to transform the American menu in 2008. Shaking and stirring everything from fine dining to fast food,...

Slowly but surely the gastropub is making a name for itself. The gastropub has been growing in popularity ever since the idea was created with the opening of a pub called The Eagle in London in 1991. The...

There has been a clear shift in consumer preferences over the past 5 years as people seek to enhance their lifestyle. This has led to an explosion of drinks and confectionery with caffeine and vitamin...