Rising living standards, burgeoning incomes and changing consumer demographics have spurred the demand for quality products across consumer market segments including confectionery products in China. Globally,...

LAUNCHING its 2010 Federal Election Policy Platform today, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) slammed both sides of politics for perpetuating old mistakes and failing to seize initiatives to...

Boom: Aussie confidence, job prospects, personal finances and discretionary spending Gloom: Rising interest rates, escalating debt levels, increasing utility costs, and voter dissatisfaction The latest...

Weight Watchers International has booked a drop in earnings for the first quarter, hurt by poor weather, a slowdown in the economy and “difficult” operating conditions.For the three months...

The Minister for Trade, Simon Crean, with his Indian counterpart Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma, yesterday welcomed the conclusion of the Australia-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Joint...

Australia must adopt a national food waste strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of the nation’s food supply, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) said today at the launch of...

Woolworths Ltd lowered its full-year sales outlook last friday in the face of food deflation and weakening consumer sentiment, despite posting a 4.7% increase in third-quarter sales.For the three months...

China is set to overtake the US as the world’s largest grocery market for the first time by 2014, new research has suggested. According to market research firm IGD, the Chinese grocery market will...

Woolworths, Australia’s largest supermarket operator, is not expecting to lower their guidance despite economic headwinds, as they remain positive after reporting a record first-half. “One...