China set to be second most valuable bakery and cereals market by 2018
September 3, 2014

China set to be second most valuable bakery and cereals market by 2018 The Chinese bakery and cereals market – already the largest in volume – is set to become the second most valuable by 2018, as more urban dwellers consume pick-me-up snacks on-the-go, according to new findings from global market research organisation Canadean. The Chinese bakery and cereals market is not only the largest in volume, but is also set to become the second most valuable, expected to reach $47 billion by... ...Read more »

‘Unfounded beliefs’ abound about gluten-free diets, study
September 1, 2014

‘Unfounded beliefs’ abound about gluten-free diets, study While necessary for some, many people eat gluten-free diets because they believe they will gain certain health benefits, but these beliefs are not all supported by research, a University of Florida nutrition expert says. Those with celiac disease, or about 1 per cent of the U.S. population, must follow a gluten-free diet because it is the only treatment for their condition, said Karla Shelnutt, a University of Florida Assistant... ...Read more »

Popcorn moves to mainstream beyond the cinema
August 25, 2014

Popcorn moves to mainstream beyond the cinema The popcorn market is a growth segment as part of the popular trend favouring popped snacks gaining considerable attention as one of the up-and-coming sectors of the bagged snacks market. According to market research organisation Innova Market Insights, the popped snacks trend has gained traction and , there still appears to be some mileage in the traditional popcorn market, both in the US and Europe. Gourmet popcorn lines, already established in the... ...Read more »

Digestive health benefits of A2 milk ‘strengthen health claims’, study
August 18, 2014

Digestive health benefits of A2 milk ‘strengthen health claims’, study Milk drinkers could gain digestive health benefits by switching from milk containing the A1 protein, according to new research from Curtin University in Western Australia. The research was independently peer reviewed and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (EJCN) by the Nature Publishing Group, and was funded by a grant from The a2 Milk Company Limited. Associate Professor Sebely Pal from Curtin’s... ...Read more »

Australian functional beverage market soars, IBISWorld
August 18, 2014

Australian functional beverage market soars, IBISWorld From time-poor professionals to weekend sports enthusiasts and sleep-deprived students, consumption of functional beverages in Australia is soaring, according to market research organisation IBISWorld. According to IBISWorld, the functional beverage industry is in great shape, with revenue increasing by an estimated 2.5 per cent in 2013-14 to reach $1.1 billion. This is forecast to continue in the five years through 2018-19, with industry revenue... ...Read more »

Craft beer’s popularity in Australia continues to grow
August 18, 2014

Craft beer’s popularity in Australia continues to grow For the first time on record, the number of Australian adults consuming craft beer in an average four-week period has increased to more than one million, defying the downward trend of local mainstream beers, according to findings from market research organisation Roy Morgan Research. “In positive news for the Australian beer market, the last five years have seen local craft beers fighting the increasing popularity of imported beers,”... ...Read more »

Home-brand margarine not popular with high-income grocery buyers
August 13, 2014

Home-brand margarine not popular with high-income grocery buyers Supermarket brands have made their mark in the margarine market, where they currently rank third (after traditional favourites Flora and Meadow Lea) among Australia’s grocery buyers. However, grocery buyers from higher-income households are not sold on it, according to the latest findings from market research organisation Roy Morgan Research. In the year to March 2014, 52 per cent of grocery buyers bought margarine in an average four-week... ...Read more »

Australians “knowingly risk food poisoning” as nation lacks safety education, study
August 11, 2014

Australians “knowingly risk food poisoning” as nation lacks safety education, study More than half (51 per cent) of Australians do not know enough about food temperature danger zones, which puts them at risk of food poisoning, according to a new report by Thermos Australia. The study revealed that a staggering 42 per cent admitted that although they had heard of food danger zones they did not know a lot about them, while an additional 9 per cent of people confessed to not being aware of them... ...Read more »

Pee on the pods suggest university researchers
August 6, 2014

Crops like cauliflower could benefit from the use of human urine as fertiliser Urine could be successfully recycled to fertilise crops according to University of Sydney civil engineering researchers who have examined the effectiveness of reusing nutrients from the human waste. Dr Federico Maggi, senior lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering and expert in environmental modelling said there was growing evidence that the use of human urine in agriculture was “completely viable”. “Our preliminary... ...Read more »

A quarter of UK consumers drinking less soft drink than they were six months ago, Mintel
August 6, 2014

A quarter of UK consumers drinking less soft drink than they were six months ago, Mintel One in four consumers in the UK are drinking less Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) than they were six months ago and half of those are doing so because they contain too much sugar, new findings from market research organisation Mintel has shown. Mintel’s research found that the percentage of UK consumers consuming less CSD’s than they were six months ago rose to a third (34 per cent) among those aged 16-24.... ...Read more »

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