Tag Archives: health

Growing intersect between environment and health

A new study shows that the environment and health, the two most pressing consumer demands, are converging. This comes to light via a research study carried out by Tetra Pak in partnership with Ipsos. The convergence is creating opportunities for food and beverage brands in how they market their products to consumers over …

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Health Star Rating to remain non-mandatory

The Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) has formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year Report, supporting the review’s 10 recommendations, to be implemented with a transition period of two years. The Health Star Rating (HSR) system has not been made mandatory – an outcome welcomed by the …

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Coles packages supermarket and food hall

Coles has opened its first food hall at its Tooronga Village store in Melbourne’s east. In line with Coles’ strategy to innovate through partnerships, the food hall is supported by independent food retailers including one of Melbourne’s favourite cafés and Australia’s leading sushi retailer. It aims to cater to the …

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Shoppers turning away from processed food

As clean eating sweeps the nation food shoppers are turning away from some processed foods, a report reveals. Declining food categories  Herald Sun Consumer Reporter, Karen Collier recently reported on Supermarket data, which shows that purchases of canned fruit and vegetables dropped by five and three per cent, respectively in …

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Planet Ark announces partnership with Alliance Paper

Alliance Paper, a Queensland-based supplier of specialised paper products has partnered with Planet Ark to help communicate its efforts to make the thermal paper and food packaging markets safer and more environmentally responsible. Till receipts and rolls Alliance Paper aims to transition the retail industry away from using till receipts …

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Consumers craving convenience

One-in-five Australians feel under time pressure when shopping, according to IRI Client Growth Partner, Mairead McElvanna, leading many down the path of least resistance – quick, easy and accessible meal solutions. To meet this demand, the convenient meals category spans several formats and is available in supermarkets and direct-to-door. Pre-made …

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Healthy insights at the 2018 Naturally Good Expo

The 2018 Naturally Good Expo was held at the International Convention Centre Sydney on April 29-30. It offered retailers and manufacturers alike an opportunity to understand what is available in terms of the latest in natural and organic products across a variety of categories. This year’s event saw over 350 …

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Partnership delivers new health and wellness insights

Global measurement company Nielsen, and medical research company The George Institute, have commenced a new relationship that enables Australian grocery brands to better understand the impact of nutritional information on food packs, such as sugar, protein, fat, calories and recommended serving size. The relationship will provide never-before-seen data and insights …

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‘Half of Australians’ believe artificial sweeteners are unhealthy

Research commissioned by Nexba has found that 54.6 per cent of surveyed Australians believe artificial sweeteners are bad for their health. From a national representative sample of 1,002 adults aged 18-plus, the survey results “reinforce our mission to increase awareness about the risks of unnecessary sugar and artificial substitutes consumption”, …

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