Isobel Drake

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Yoghurt has been named the food trend of the decade by Harry Balzer, Vice President with the American market research firm NPD Group.”It’s very convenient. It’s very individualized …”...

Analysis of supermarkets’ loyalty schemes by consumer group Choice has questioned the merits of rewards programs for shoppers, arguing that most will have to wait a long time before receiving any...

Australia’s largest grocery chain has informed the market that they have reduced the shelf price of 3,500 products Australia-wide. The “long term shelf price reduction strategy” has been...

The world’s largest food group, NestlĂ©, is expected by analysts to look at the prospect of acquiring Hershey in the years ahead as they see themselves fall down the confectionery pecking order. The...

The level of food inflation in Australia has risen to 1.4% in the December quarter, although it remains moderate when compared to the rapid price hikes of the first half of 2008. The Australian Bureau...

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has congratulated Australia’s 2010 Local Hero – New South Wales OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn. Ms Kahn, from Bronte, was recognised...

The UK’s largest retailer has launched the first of its new “Buy One, Get One Free Later” deals, designed in response to alarming research showing the high levels of food waste. Such...

Hershey has advised that they will not make a bid for Cadbury in light of the revised Kraft offer that surprisingly gained the British confectioner’s support last week. Talks between Kraft’s...

The world’s largest brewer has finally managed to reach a deal with unions that will stop the blockades at their Belgian plants after two weeks of production cuts. Supplies of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s...

UK groery chain Waitrose is trying a novel approach to reducing their carbon footprint by adding a Bakewell tart smell to its refrigeration gases. The cherry Bakewell scent – cherry and almond –...