Industry News

Retail Product Highlights

Aug 16, 2017

Hungry for new products? At Fine Food Australia there are over 1,000 Australian and international exhibitors to browse and connect with.

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Beer and Food Matching

Aug 15, 2017

Great beer and food pairings can provide a definite point of difference to your customers. At the Commercial Drinks Speakeasy Stage, we’re running a tasting session to give you the opportunity to learn all about the 3 C’s (compliment, contrast and cleanse) of matching beer and food, and how offering an alternative to wine can enhance […]

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Celebrating the Australian Gin Industry

Aug 8, 2017

Australia is now in the second gin craze with the boom of boutique gins. Why has gin suddenly gone nuts in Australia and what is it all about? The Commercial Drinks Speakeasy Stage will be hosting eight of Australia’s most influential distilleries making headway in Australia and overseas, giving you the chance to taste their premium […]

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Top of the Drops: Why Sydney Bars are Pouring More Premium Drinks

Aug 3, 2017

When Since I Left You (SILY) opened in the Sydney CBD in 2011, owner Nick White envisaged a small bar offering drinks skewed somewhat towards the higher end of the market, yet retaining a “relaxed, approachable, and inclusive” atmosphere for a broad cross-section of discerning drinkers. Six years on, it appears White’s dream now aligns […]

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Melbourne’s Drinking Habits Revealed

Aug 2, 2017

Written by Hospitality Magazine. New data released by Tipple shows red wine is Melbourne’s drink of choice for baby boomers, gen X and millennials. The data consists of 470,407 bottles of alcohol sold via the Tipple app from June 2016 to June 2017, with Tipple currently delivery alcohol to 264 suburbs across Melbourne and Sydney. […]

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Alcoholic Drink Trends

Aug 1, 2017

Going out for a drink is, and always will be, a favourite Australian pastime. After work, on the weekend, for a special occasion or just because – Australians love to share a drink. However, what would normally have been a simple decision for deciding on your menu has become something a little more complex – […]

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Non-Alcoholic Drink Trends

Jul 27, 2017

Fizzy or fruity, sweet or sour, the options for non-alcoholic drinks seem to be endless, with new flavours and brands entering the market regularly. Recent messaging from health organisations, and growing discussion around sugar consumption means consumers are becoming a lot more concerned with what they sip on. Knowing what a consumer is looking for […]

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Greg Lambrecht’s Coravin Wine System is a Game Changer for Restaurateurs and Sommeliers

Jul 17, 2017

Written by foodservice Magazine. Coravin is the US invention that allows users to pour a glass of wine without pulling the cork. Greg Lambrecht, a Boston-based medical device inventor and wine lover, first started working on his invention back in 1999 when his wife fell pregnant with their second child. Without her to help him […]

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Domino’s Go Natural with Nex Gen Soft Drink Range

Jul 8, 2017

A few months ago, Domino’s trialed a sugar free soft drink range in New South Wales and have since launched their range nationally.

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The Rise of Consumer Demand for Natural and Organic

Jul 5, 2017

Consumer demand for natural foods only continues to grow, with Australia’s organic industry currently worth $919 million with predictions it could be worth $1.2 billion by 2022*. Hundreds of new products in the health / natural space debut each in an attempt not only sate the appetite of hungry, health conscious foodies, but to capitalise on it.

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