The National Food Plan green paper released by Australian agriculture minister Senator Joe Ludwig earlier this week foreshadows a major role for Australia in meeting global food shortfalls. Australia’s...

The Australian Government today released its National Food Plan green paper.  The aim is to develop Australia’s first national food plan to integrate all aspects of Government food policy and communication...

The upcoming “lunch!” is Australia’s first dedicated trade exhibition for the multi- billion dollar food-to-go market. Based on an award- winning UK exhibition, the concept is being launched in Sydney...

  Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has launched Speak Up, a new, externally-hosted hotline – delivered by Deloitte – for Woolworths suppliers to report trading concerns of a serious...

Coles Supermarket Group has issued guidelines to the buyers that it employs on ways to avoid engaging in conduct that might be considered ‘unconscionable’ in dealings when negotiating prices with suppliers...

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is trying to do for the environment what it has done for consumers. Wal-Mart is notorious for pushing suppliers to drive down prices if they want to display their products on the shelves...

Consumer-oriented restaurant websites often grab the bulk of media attention, leaving business-to-business interaction as often the forgotten link. As a result, US-based foodservice consultants Technomic...

Global food manufacturer Kraft Foods is intending to halve its supplier base in a bid to slash costs by US$300 million per year, according to a Reuters report. Such a move would affect more than 30,000...

Irish political party Fine Gael (FG) has launched a stinging attack on the supermarket sector, which it has accused of jeopardising Irish jobs. FG’s spokesperson on agriculture, fisheries and food...

Victorian-based dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory has seen the majority of their milk supply return after a mass exodus of over 100 farmers in April threatened to leave a substantial...