Europe's organic meat industry is nearing overcapacity, according
to new research by Organic Monitor. Large volumes of organic meat
products are flooding a market that is showing signs of slowing
Proof that the UK consumer is still very partial to a snack or two
comes in the form of new research from market analysts Mintel. In
2002, the UK accounted for a whacking 51 per cent of total value
sales of savoury snacks, way ahead...
With the demise of breakfasts at home, spreads are coming under
increasing pressure as consumers demand increasingly convenient and
on-the-go foods - reveals the latest report from marketing analysts
Retailers in the UK are increasing their organic food offering all
the time, especially as consumers become increasingly concerned
about the safety of much of the food they eat. But playing on these
fears to advertise and promote...
Despite being one of the most important organic food markets in
Europe, German consumer confidence in the organic sector was
seriously undermined by last year's nitrofen scandal - leaving the
country's producers with an...
A survey of Spanish consumers shows that most believe the quality
and safety of food and drink products is high - and that trust in a
brand or a retailer is one of the key factors when it comes to
choosing what to buy.
Bread will always be a staple part of any diet, but a new report
from Datamonitor suggests that consumption in western Europe could
be reaching saturation point. However, markets such as Spain, still
have potential for further growth.
As Europe debates the anticipated changes to the Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission suggested its
commitment to organic farming with the announcement that it has
launched an Internet consultation about its future.
Although sweet, bitter and umami (monosodium glutamate) tastes are
different, researchers are finding that information about each of
these tastes is transmitted from the various taste receptors via a
common intracellular signalling...
After posting massive losses in the fourth quarter of 2002 - the
first in its history - fast food chain McDonald's is being forced
to rethink the way it does business. But will these changes, such
as selling organic milk, be...
Consumers in the UK still like to start their day with breakfast,
even if it is just a cup of tea or coffee. A new survey shows that
most people also like to take time over their breakfast, and that
just a fraction have opted for...
The dominance of the sandwich among UK menus keeps many office
workers anchored to their desks at lunchtime - a concept which
would shock most Continental Europeans, who feel the need for a
break at lunchtime.
The Food and Drink Federation in the UK has formed a new sub-group
which will focus on the fast-growing vegetarian and meat-free
industry. The group will promote innovation and quality, as well as
encouraging consumers to eat more...
Eating breakfast at work is likely to become a regular occurrence
in the future, as the number of office canteens continues to rise
and as consumers spend more of their time at work. But in contrast,
weekend breakfasts are likely...
More rumours have surfaced regarding UK retailer Safeway - this
time that it is to be acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland and
its stores sold off to rival supermarket groups. The rumours have
once again been dismissed by analysts.