In part two of our discussion of the economic crisis and its impact on different sectors of the food industry we shine the spotlight on supermarkets, manufacturers, gourmet retailers and convenience stores. Supermarkets Supermarkets,...

Woolworths CEO Michael Luscombe has told of Woolworths’ lack of belief in recessions, as the country’s largest supermarket chain continues to head toward their ambitious growth targets. “At...

As talk of economic turmoil continues to dominate media reports, food industry participants can’t help but feel it is only a matter of time before the downturn impacts on them – if it hasn’t...

So far this year, British shoppers have been in denial – spending more than they did in 2007, in spite of the mounting evidence that their incomes were being squeezed. Until now, with the latest...

In spite of, or perhaps because of, tough economic times, many Americans are clinging to their smallest, most indulgent pleasures, with chocolate, alcohol and cigarette sales remaining solid. New research...

The deterioration in economic conditions is set to lead to more cautious spending by UK consumers at Christmas but food and drink spend is unlikely to be affected, according to GfK NOP’s new Christmas...

Many Australian small businesses are headed for a cash crisis in the wake of the global credit crunch, a CPA Australia survey* has shown. The survey has prompted CPA Australia to produce a guide to help...

Companies must incorporate greater flexibility in the way they manage their people to sustain their business strategy in adverse market conditions, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. And, with a...

Cost-conscious grocery store habits US consumers developed during the faltering economy in the first six months of 2008 are destined to have a long-term impact on national shopping behavior, according...

Understanding consumer behaviour in a challenging economic climate will drive the success of retailers and manufacturers in the coming year, according to leading global market information supplier The...