ACCC calls for comment on proposed acquisition of Supa IGA stores in WA by Coles The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a Statement of Issues outlining potential competition...

7-Eleven is expanding to Western Australia Convenience store group 7-Eleven has announced it will be expanding into Western Australia in 2014, marking the first time the company has entered a new market...

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...

Retail food sales and manufacturing growth strengthening in Australia Year-on-year growth in retail food sales is at its strongest since early 2010, according to a report from food manufacturing industry...

Coffee franchise Gloria Jean’s Coffees (Gloria Jean’s) has opened its first drive through coffee house at North Lakes near Brisbane in Queensland. Joining a number of other iconic food and beverage...

A new low sugar flavoured water range for children, called Water Buddies, will be available in Australian supermarkets in May 2013. The beverages, which are produced by New Zealand food manufacturer MMC...

Australian industry groups are offering support to 170 Goulburn Valley fruitgrowers after food processing company SPC Ardmona said it would not be taking their produce from 1 May 2013. The Company, which...

Supermarket giant Woolworths this week announced plans to trial buying milk directly from dairy farmers in the Manning Valley in New South Wales. Woolworths says the trial of a direct relationship between...

Convenience stores globally are likely to move more towards stocking more ‘fresh food’, according to Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert. In Australia, independent grocery and convenience store supplier...

A new US report by “Supermarket Guru” Phil Lempert has found that “taste” is rapidly becoming a driver for purchasing fresh food in the United States. While “health” is still considered the...