Tag Archives: Food

‘Important’ grocery trends, according to IRI

IRI says its latest ‘Grocery and Pharmacy State of the Industry’ report reveals some “important” trends in the world of groceries. “Traditional grocery retailers have always offered a mix of food and non-food products and achieved growth across both areas,” IRI Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific Alistair Leathwood said. “However, …

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‘Solid’ results for Metcash despite a challenging market

Metcash Group delivered a “solid set” of financial results during FY19, says Chairman Robert Murray, and continued to “successfully” execute its key strategic initiatives. Reported Group sales (which excludes charge-through sales) increased 1.8 per cent to $12.7 billion, while sales (including charge-through sales) increased 1.4 per cent to $14.6 billion. …

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Food trends at APAC Food Safety Conference

A session at last week’s APAC Food Safety Conference in Sydney explored consumer food trends. Among the speakers were: Mark Field (Senior Food and Retail Industry Technical and Commercial Executive). Felipe Favaro (General Manager, Hemp Foods Australia General). Paul Saeki (Kakadu Plum Business Development Manager, Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation). …

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SMC launches solution to ‘pesky’ dust problems

SMC’s new JSXFA series is said to be “the answer” when it comes protecting your operational space from dust. While many make use of “elaborate” filtration systems to trap dust, SMC says it has recently released a cost-effective and simple solution to this “pesky problem”. “In response to [the significant …

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Metcash delivers a ‘pleasing financial and strategic outcome’

Metcash has released its financial results for the year ended 30 April 2019. Reported group revenue, which now excludes charge-through sales, increased 1.8 per cent to $12.7 billion (FY18: $12.4 billion). Including charge-through sales, group revenue increased 1.4 per cent to $14.6 billion (FY18: $14.4 billion). “Further good progress on …

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Amazon Australia launches new pantry food and drinks range

Amazon Australia has launched a new range that offers Aussies access to thousands of pantry items. The items come from more than 400 local and international grocery brands. Thanks to the Pantry Food and Drinks range, customers can now shop from local favourites such as Arnott’s, Milo, Uncle Tobys, Masterfoods, …

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Healthy Food Partnership progress made

The Australian Government, food industry bodies and public health groups have met to discuss the progress of the Healthy Food Partnership. The Partnership, which met on May 11, 2018, is chaired by the Australian government Minister for Rural Health Senator Bridget McKenzie, and the executive committee comprises representatives from the …

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Millennials changing Australian food culture

Millennials are now the largest ‘healthy-eating’ consumer group in Australia at an unprecedented 32 per cent, according to a new report released by global research company the NPD Group. The report suggests that requirements for health-motivated meals, ‘clean’ eating and transparency around ingredients have dramatically increased and online ordering of …

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Record numbers for Fine Food Australia

The figures are back from Fine Food Australia (FFA), held in Sydney last week, and show the largest number of exhibitors on record, with initial figures indicating the event attracted the highest attendance in the city for eight years. Held in Sydney’s newly revamped International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, …

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NZ Food Awards

The 2017 New Zealand Food Awards, powered by Massey University, enables food and beverage operators to boost the profile of their business and brand, achieving national and international recognition. The awards recognise innovation and excellence by New Zealand’s largest export sector. The yearly programme, which has been running since 1987, …

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