Australian wine export successes in 2014 Australia saw a rise of 1.9 per cent in both the volume and value of wine exports in 2014, according to the latest Wine Export Approval Report, released by the...

Coconut water the beverage to watch in Europe, research Recent efforts to promote coconut water as the natural and healthy soft drink of choice have already moved it into the mainstream in the US and manufacturers...

Popcorn moves to mainstream beyond the cinema The popcorn market is a growth segment as part of the popular trend favouring popped snacks gaining considerable attention as one of the up-and-coming sectors...

EFSA rejects French attempt to ban GMO corn crops in EU Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected attempts by France to prohibit the cultivation...

DuPont has approval for a probiotic health claim in Switzerland US-based agriculture and nutrition technology company DuPont has won approval for a probiotic health claim in Switzerland, saying it is the...

The EC is proposing stricter laws for organic foods The European Commission (EC) has proposed a new Regulation or organic products and labelling of organic products, saying that consumer and producer concerns...

Europe has announced a comprehensive 'whole grain' definition The most comprehensive definition of ‘whole grain’ termed to date has been agreed on by the European cereal product research group,...

While low carbohydrate diets’ popularity peaked around 2004, it seems they may be experiencing a resurgence in Europe, according to global market research organisation Mintel. At the same time, high...

When money is tight, private-label brands, also known as ‘own brands’ or ‘store brands’, have a potential advantage over other brands as shoppers seek value and become more receptive to lower-price...

Despite being one of the smallest sectors of the global soft drinks market in terms of launch activity, coffee ready-to-drink (Coffee RTD) or iced coffee has entered a period of strong product and market...