- How marketers condition us to buy more junk food
Fast food giant McDonald’s has been under a cloud in recent years as its US customers turn to alternatives. In this “Fast food reinvented” series we explore what the sector is doing to keep customers hooked and sales rising.
- All out of fresh ideas: how supermarket giants send mixed messages about food
Fast food giant McDonald’s has been under a cloud in recent years as its US customers turn to alternatives. In this “Fast food reinvented” series we explore what the food sector is doing to keep customers hooked and sales rising.
- Bread production in Australia: rising to new challenges
According to industry analysts, IBISWorld, Australia’s bread industry is not only going through a number of changes – its also facing challenges that is forcing it to both rationalise and innovate, writes Branko Miletic.
- If we want to keep eating tuna, the world needs to learn how to share
Amid growing demand for seafood, gas and other resources drawn from the world’s oceans, and growing stresses from climate change, we examine some of the challenges and solutions for developing “the blue economy” in smarter, more sustainable ways.
- Repackaging our future to reduce waste
With the debate around climate change becoming increasingly more mainstream, food manufacturers must start considering innovative ways to reduce food waste and become more resource efficient.
- To gloss, or not to gloss?
A decade or two ago, supermarket aisles were full of high gloss packaging, but things have changed.
- Yellowtail’s efficiency overhaul
One of Australia’s largest beverage distributors, Casella Family Brands, has made some unprecedented efficiency gains at their distribution centres.
- China’s taste for Australian products
Australia has an edge in certain markets in China due to our heritage, expertise and geography.
- Racing the melt: the quest for heat-resistant chocolate
In air-conditioned stores, chocolate bars retain their temper, but in hotter climes, selling chocolate is a persistent challenge.
- Country of Origin Labelling: it’s changing, but what is the cost?
New Country of Origin Labels will appear on shelves before the end of the year – but will they really make a difference?
- Cracking down on food waste means paying attention to sell-by dates
New French legislation has made it illegal for supermarkets to dispose of, or destroy, unsold foodstuffs.
- Getting free trade right can be good for workers and exporters
Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues.”
- The war of “origin” yoghurts
Euromonitor assesses whether consumers will be impressed with yet another origin yoghurt.
- It will take a ban on caging pigs to clean up the pork industry
A current bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow-stalls.
- 4 ways to value a business
Understanding how your business will be valued by potential buyers will allow you to better evaluate offers and recognise a fair deal.
- The why behind the buy
Image recognition technology can help food manufacturers understand the marketplace and react in real-time.
- Australia has a big role to play in feeding the world
Agricultural and food industries are an important part of the Australian economy and national identity.
- When social media promotions get out of hand
When APPLEJACKS cider decided to run a free cider promotion on Facebook, they were not expecting the news to spread so fast.
- A year on, Australia’s health star food-rating system is showing cracks
Health stars are predominantly being used by the food industry to market highly processed food products.
- Coopers keeps on hopping as an Australian brewing icon
Coopers beer is many things to many people, with tradition playing a major part in its future.