The current recession has created a new niche of consumers identified as the “Downturn Generation”, who are likely to have a major impact on the consumer packaged goods sector. The research,...

Eating out is now so deeply ingrained in Australian culture that even an economic crisis will not stop us dining outside the home, according to leading industry analyst, BIS Foodservice. What has changed,...

The organic sector’s peak body has said that sales of organic produce have continued to rise despite the gloomy economic outlook, which threatens the strong growth the sector has recorded in recent...

A London restaurant has rid itself of bills for an entire month and is asking customers to just pay what they believe the food and service is worth.Peter Ilic, owner of the Little Bay restaurant group,...

Lower-income shoppers are increasing in number around the world, with the latest American-based research from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) revealing that these consumers represent an enormous opportunity...

Falling oil and raw material prices in combination with the discounter threat will lead to a significant easing in grocery prices in Europe in 2009, while six main areas of grocery retailing will be adversely...

Amidst global financial meltdown and looming job losses, businesses – and employees – are apprehensive about what’s in store for 2009. Business information analysts IBISWorld have compiled...

A number of organic producers in the UK have been forced to consider the prospect of losing their certification as high costs and falling demand bite and are looking at ways to sacrifice organic certification...

As the financial crisis continues to bite, cash-strapped British consumers are turning to discount supermarkets such as German giant Aldi to cut the surge in the cost of living, industry analysts say. Britons,...

Concerns about the future of some food suppliers in the UK has caused Britain’s leading retailers to create emergency plans in case suppliers collapse, according to The Observer. The impact of losing...