Opinion on Food in Australia

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New food review: sprays, sachets, and droppers enliven the oil category

New ways of dispensing oil that allow for greater precision and less mess are featured in this month's summary of the latest food industry launches, with multifunctional nozzles, droppers, and single-serve sachets all looking to make an impression in the category. Meanwhile, white chocolate curry and potato chips with coffee are among the last month's more novel flavor developments.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2011
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Costco's continued expansion in Australia is good for the company and consumers

Costco has opened another two outlets in the country, which should be to the benefit of consumers seeking alternatives to Coles and Woolworths. With competition leading to lower prices, Costco should be able to differentiate itself based on its bulk offerings and focus on high-quality private labels.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2011
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Summer seasonal packaging is a missed opportunity for the health and wellness category

Packaging design becomes a key brand differentiator at Christmas during the peak trading period. However, despite its potential, summer packaging has yet to take off to the same extent. Manufacturers of fast moving consumer goods and over-the-counter healthcare products in particular could benefit from more diverse seasonal packaging designs, although this should not jeopardize efficacy claims.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2011
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New food review: kids' snacks discover their healthy side

Much criticized for their low nutritional value, lunch snacks for kids could be finding their feet as a healthier proposition with innovative vegetable-related launches arriving on the market. Other products to feature in this month's roundup of interesting food launches are novel crispbreads and new formulations in the ice cream category.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2011
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Australian food security debate highlights a "quantity over quality" approach

A series of recently published government reports have been criticized for taking an overly complacent stance on Australia's food security. While food shortages may not be an imminent threat to residents of the country, lack of access to nutritional foods certainly is, and those looking to convince consumers of the need for sustainability should focus on this.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2011
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Australia: two of the country's largest grocery retailers found guilty of "local washing"

Woolworths and Coles, the "big two" in Australian grocery retailing, have been named, shamed, and fined for incorrectly labeling imported produce as "local." While Australians are generally keen to support their local community, violations such as these threaten to weaken the local movement. At a time when rising food prices are already putting pressure on local offerings, authenticity is key.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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New food review: dieting comes to the breakfast table

In this month's overview of the latest innovative food industry launches, functional products continue to make their presence felt with the launch of a breakfast cereal that boasts dietary and health-boosting attributes. In other news, reclosable beverage-type packaging is continuing its expansion into dried goods categories, and crumpets and yogurts have been given a novel new spin.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2011
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Fairtrade: gathering pace in Australia and New Zealand

Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand has reported a significant growth in retail sales of Fairtrade-certified products in 2010, compared to 2009. A combined effort from consumers, manufacturers, and retailers alike is elevating the profile and adoption of the Fairtrade concept in this region, and the trend is set to continue in the coming years as Fairtrade gathers mainstream appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2011
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Aldi celebrates 10 years in Australia

Since entering the Australian market in 2001, German discount retailer Aldi has experienced strong growth. Due to its extensive private label range, locally sourced products, and discount pricing, the company has now gained widespread acceptance, and is a key threat to Coles' and Woolworths' dominance of the Australian retail landscape.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2011
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Australian Product of the Year awards celebrate CPG innovation

Winners in the Australian Product of the Year awards have shown how product innovation can be achieved in different ways, not just through technological advances or entirely new offerings, but also by building on existing products. Datamonitor research shows that such innovation is well received by customers and can be a route to sustained success.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2011

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