The usual energy, protein, and collagen functional bars could be reinvented as snacks for supporting sleep, with two firms from Australia and Malaysia seeing the category benefitting from the influence of Korean dramas.
New trade deals with Australia and New Zealand are expected to boost the UK economy by £2.3 billion and £800 million respectively – according to the Department for International Trade, Department for Business and Trade,
Australia recently launched a public consultation as a first step towards reviewing its Food and Grocery Code of Conduct following increasing concerns over its effectiveness and ability to resolve disputes between suppliers and retailers.
The brand from PepsiCo – Australia’s largest snack food company – has partnered with mental health non-profit ReachOut to encourage young people to have a judgement-free conversation about how they’re feeling.
Researchers in Australia are calling for an overhaul over the regulations for toddler foods, claiming that 74% of products are ultra-processed, and that there has surge in discretionary snack launches over the past 25 years.
McCormick is hoping to apply the trends it has discovered from global and foodservice markets into innovating new flavour products for retail in Australia, on the back of its new local HQ being launched next year.
Australian flatbread specialist firm Diego’s has noticed a significant uptick in consumer demand for lower carb and gluten-free products, which the firm is taking to heart in its reformulation and new product development efforts.
Mars Australia has stepped up its use of predictive technology and big data to boost its understanding of post-COVID-19 consumer purchasing behaviour, as well as accelerate its new product development and innovations.
The rise of the work-from-home culture in Australia ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit has simultaneously led to a rise in snacking frequency, especially among younger consumers, according to a report by Mondelez Australia.
Mondelez Australia is looking to cash in on the rise of healthier savoury snacks in the country via its recent entry into the local premium cracker category, a sector it believes to be leading this trend nationally.
More effective policies to prevent allergen cross contamination are needed in Australia’s food industry, while voluntary labelling needs to more accurately reflect the risk profile, said a lead investigator of HealthNuts, the world’s largest comprehensive...
The Australian food industry has expressed relief at the government’s announcement of a three-year transition period for firms to comply with the new Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) requirements, saying this is critical to mitigate cost impacts...
Australian researchers have identified bread, cheese and processed meat products as key dietary contributors of salt requiring sodium reformulation in a new study, urging the government to widen its focus on reformulating these foods to achieve positive...
Food and beverage products adopting the voluntary Health Star Rating (HSR) scheme in Australia and New Zealand are more likely to increase their HSR scores overtime, resulting in researchers calling for its mandatory adoption for the greater benefit of...
Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and vegetable producer Fresh Select have jointly established a new food manufacturing company, Nutri V who will upcycle surplus vegetables into powders and snacks.
Kids Smart, the children nutrition portfolio under Australian supplement brand Nature’s Way, has highlighted three areas for product innovation, namely new dosage formats, new ingredient combinations, and new flavours to meet rising demand at home and...
Cambodia-based exporter and producer of rice Bayon Cereal is planning to launch three low to mid glycaemic index (GI) products next year, after achieving certification from Australia’s Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) and being spurred into action after...
Australia’s implementation of the revised Health Star Ratings (HSR) system is on track with a focus on sugar and sodium reduction via a new nutrient calculator, as well as plans for 70% of industry uptake, the Australian Department of Health has confirmed.
Food and beverage companies should place more focus on building branding and reputational value as a core business strategy in order to accelerate growth and sustain it in a post-COVID-19 era, according to expert advice.
Although the Australian snacking industry has seen a sharp rise in consumer preference for ‘healthy’ snacks across the past decade, savoury options such as potato chips still hold a substantial lead over all others.
New research from Roy Morgan reveals that nearly 90% of Australians consume packaged snacks regularly, with 28% of them falling into the ‘heavy’ category, eating seven or more items in an average week.
Australia’s largest organic children’s snacks brand Whole Kids sees convenience for both mothers and kids as well as delivering delicious tasting products as its major priorities whilst planning for its upcoming expansion into the Asia Pacific region.
Mondelez Australia has revealed widely differing factors driving snack choice between different generations in Australia, although convenience and quality still stand out as major reasons for snacking across all age groups.
The Minneapolis-based food giant has announced a series of changes to its management team, including the retirement of CFO Don Mulligan - a 20-year company veteran - and the promotion of its US cereal lead to the European and Austalian division.
The Australian macadamia industry has released research findings showing that consumers are increasingly snacking to destress or unwind, which has set the stage for the second round of the Macadamia Innovation Challenge.
Research by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Agriculture Victoria aims to increase lentil consumption down under by developing new products that will deliver health benefits to consumers and boost returns for producers.
The Federal Court of Australia has ordered H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd (Heinz) to pay an AU$2.25m (US$1.65m) penalty for misleading health claim that its Little Kids Shredz products were beneficial to the health of young children.