Woolworths Chief Executive through the mid-nineties, Reg Clairs, has outlined concerns about the future of food production in Australia due to the trend toward retailers taking greater control within the...

“Health and energy drinks represent one of the fastest growing segments in the retail drink sector so, it is not surprising that this interest has been mirrored by an increased presence of exhibitors...

Manufacturers are continuing to embrace the health trend, with healthy ingredients such as omega-3 and probiotics featuring in an array of foodstuffs. This month, Productscan, the world’s largest...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council, Australia’s peak food and grocery manufacturing industry group, has welcomed the government’s plan to examine creeping acquisitions laws, labelling...

A new Rabobank ‘Food Retail’ report finds consumer preferences for healthy, gourmet or convenient foods are being driven to extremes. Increased food prices could, however, heighten consumers’...

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...

Decisions by manufacturers to shrink product sizes in order to prevent price hikes have disappointed consumers, who instead seek larger package sizes with lower cost per serving. In more positive news...

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...

Seventy-seven per cent of US-based retailers indicate that in 2008, they expect their use of direct store delivery processes (DSD) will increase or remain constant, representing a significant opportunity...

An array of food and beverage manufacturers are now looking to consumers to provide ideas for new products and flavours as the internet opens up greater opportunities to connect with consumers. And it...