A leading UK convenience food manufacturer, Symington’s Ltd (Symington’s) has reached an agreement to license Unilever’s wet sauces portfolio in Australia and New Zealand. Symington’s will take...

HJ Heinz Company has announced that it will be acquired by an investment consortium Berkshire Hathaway and Brazillian-based 3G Capital for US $28 billion, the largest acquisition in food history. Billionaire...

Brands and retailers should be investing time into social media according to latest research by global market research company Nielsen, which found that social media usage continued to grow 37 per cent...

A new study has found that men who feel ‘love’ for their beer brand purchase 38 per cent more beer than average, while women who feel ‘bonding’ with their laundry detergent brand purchase 60 per...

Simplot’s John West has released a statement in response to the negative portrayal of it by Greenpeace in Greenpeace’s latest 2012 canned tuna guide issued last week. The Greenpeace document purports...

Well-known food brands have a new place in the kitchen with the launch of a website that introduces branded content into personalised cookbooks. The Australian website MyFoodbook allows consumers to create...

The High Court of Australia has rejected the constitutional challenge by major tobacco companies to the Federal Government’s plain packaging laws. The new laws were passed in November 2011 but allowed...

New research predicts that by 2017 Australians will be spending $31.8 billion dollars per year on home-brand (also known as “private label” products or “supermarket brands”) products, which will...

Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet for information about food products, but a report released today says that traditional printed information is still more trusted than online sources,...

The iconic Australian chocolate and confectionery brand Darrell Lea has been placed into voluntary administration by its directors. The company, started 85 years ago by the same family from a small factory...