Over the past year, Kaufland held multiple ‘sod turning’ ceremonies to begin construction on multimillion-dollar stores and distribution centres in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. This week the German supermarket chain announced in a shock decision that it will abandon all Australian development plans. The world’s fourth largest retailer remained vague on the reasons behind … Continue reading Kaufland abandons Australian market before opening a single store
As the challenges of food safety intensify throughout the world, so does the need for global traceability. Consumers put their trust in the food they eat, and the supply chains that deliver those products. Yet, supply chains are becoming more complex, and with that complexity comes risk. Digital supply chains Brands are faced with difficulties … Continue reading Having a trusted foundation for global food safety
The food and grocery manufacturing industry in South East Queensland generated more than $7.5 billion last year, a new economic snapshot has found. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said the industry is a vitally important contributor to the local economy, as shown in the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s South East Queensland … Continue reading Southeast Queensland food and grocery manufacturing generates $7.5 billion
The Australian dairy industry mandatory code of conduct will come into effect in January 2020, months ahead of schedule. Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said the aim of the mandatory code is to improve the contractual arrangements between dairy farmers and dairy processors. “As Deputy Leader of the Nationals we understand the importance of the … Continue reading Dairy industry code of conduct to be delivered early
Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Yet, less than four per cent of Australians consume the recommended five serves of vegetables a day. What can we do to change this? Inspiring and empowering healthy eating for all Australians is the mission of Nutrition Australia, Australia’s peak … Continue reading Why Aussies need to eat more vegetables
Kellogg’s Australia and Yume, an online B2B marketplace for the sale of quality surplus food, have announced a new partnership that enables Kellogg’s to list any surplus raw materials that become available during the manufacturing process exclusively through to the Yume platform. The Yume platform enables food suppliers such as primary producers and manufacturers to … Continue reading Kellogg’s joins Yume marketplace
With interest rates at an all-time low – and some industry pundits stating they might go lower – the opportunities for growth, especially for an industry like food and beverage, are enormous. Mark Burgess is the experienced and affable relationship director – consumer goods leader at St.George Bank. His portfolio of customers are in the … Continue reading Why St.George funds food and beverage enterprises
There has been a shift in consumer preferences towards various types of nutrient and protein-rich foods that also promise healthy substitutes to everyday consumable products. Cheddar cheese is a multipurpose food product that has been used in the food industry in numerous applications. The availability of cheddar cheese in the bakery sector and food product … Continue reading Consumer demand expected to boost cheddar cheese market
A Coles supermarket in Sydney’s west has become the first Australian supermarket to trial zero waste to landfill, as one of several initiatives to help Coles meet its commitment to become Australia’s most sustainable supermarket. As part of a trial, the supermarket in Wentworth Point is sending zero waste to landfill, preventing the equivalent of … Continue reading Cleanaway and Coles team up over waste initiative
A new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has delivered generally positive news for wild fish stocks in Australian Government managed fisheries. Acting ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said the latest Fishery status reports 2019 revealed 70 per cent of fish stocks reviewed were not overfished and not … Continue reading Positive outlook for Australian fish stocks
Shoppers recycled enough pieces of plastic to go around the world one and half times at Coles last year, representing a 32 per cent increase on the previous year. Revealed in Coles’ Sustainability Report, Coles customers recycled 905 tonnes or 226 million pieces of soft plastics – including packaging such as biscuit packets, lolly bags, … Continue reading Coles increases recycling of soft plastics by 32 per cent
One of the world’s largest retailers, Kaufland, has broken ground to commence construction of its first South Australian supermarket in Prospect, their first outside of Europe. It is one of three stores it will be building in Australia, with more to come. The multi-million-dollar development, on a 24,000sqm vacant site, will feature a Kaufland supermarket, … Continue reading Aldi rival Kaufland arrives in Australia
David Jones and BP have today announced a partnership to create all-new centres of convenience and shape the way Australian consumers shop for food. The partnership combines David Jones Food’s exclusive, high-quality product range with BP’s global expertise in convenience retailing and national footprint, giving customers access to locally-sourced, ready-made meals and other fresh, quality … Continue reading David Jones expands into food convenience with BP
Solar power plants capable of generating sufficient electricity for 39,000 homes* will be built in regional New South Wales following a landmark 10-year agreement between Coles and global renewable power generation company Metka EGN. In the first deal of its kind to be made by a major Australian retailer, Coles will purchase more than 70% of the electricity … Continue reading Coles agreement secures three new solar power plants
Based in north-east Victoria, Merriwa is a company that specialises in supported employment enterprises. They have hired more than 105 supported employees out of a team of 300. They work across five business divisions – contract packaging, contract processing and packaging, timber beams and flooring and as service staff in the Park Lane Nursery and … Continue reading Processing and packaging facility offers inclusive working environment
Mindfulness and individual choice are at the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to food choices in 2018. Although these are not new trends, they are ongoing factors that continue to shape the consumer food market. Consumers are developing a more holistic way of questioning what they eat. Rather than random selection, they’re looking to … Continue reading Mindfulness is a key factor in people’s food choices for 2018
Traditional Australian grocers must respond to customers’ demands or risk losing market share to value-retailers and online grocers, warns BCG)
Analysis of long-term market trends shows that for the first time in 2017 Australia’s two largest supermarkets captured more than half of Australia’s fresh meat market between them.
Grocery clearance store business NQR has been sold as a going concern and will continue to operate.
Woolworths’ first-half profit has risen by 38 per cent to $969m and the supermarket giant has also recorded a 3.8 per cent increase in sales.