Industry News

Shoppers turn to supermarkets for seafood

May 22, 2015

By Retail World After chicken and beef, fish/seafood is the third most commonly eaten meat in Australia, consumed by 57 per cent of the population and purchased by one quarter of Australian grocery-buyers in an average seven days, according to Roy Morgan Research. While supermarkets are by far the most popular place to buy fresh […]

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No more no-shows

May 4, 2015

By foodService Magazine A new system from Dimmi will charge diners who fail to turn up for their reservation; a new front in the battle against no-shows. In response to the frustration spreading within the industry over no-shows, restaurant booking site Dimmi has launched a new system that demands diners leave their credit card details upon booking, facing […]

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The Changing Face of Food: The Time Poor Australian

Apr 24, 2015

The Australian lifestyle is changing and as a result, so must our food industry. A snapshot of the future of food in Australia looks like this: healthy fast food, ready-made, fresh and delivered to fit the criteria of the growing culture of the fitness conscious, natural lifestyle savvy and time poor Australians. Roy Morgan market […]

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EOFY cash flow tips for SMEs

Apr 23, 2015

By Hospitality Magazine Although the end of financial year isn't quite upon as yet, it pays to be organised when it comes to cash flow management especially for SMEs. David Henderson, chief executive of accountancy group ROAG Asia Pacific and founder of says that June 30 can often catch SMEs by surprise, and that […]

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What shoppers want

Apr 6, 2015

Health foods and ready meals continue to grow Putting a meal on the table has never been easier whether it’s dining solo, feeding the kids, or entertaining guests with good taste. Choose the supermarket, provedore, deli or the local fruiterer and you are sure to find the ingredients to prepare a perfect repast. When it […]

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Putting on a show in 2015

Mar 4, 2015

Media Release After celebrating an incredible 30th birthday in Melbourne last year, the nation’s largest food service event returns to Sydney in 2015. Making its way to a city known for its love of fresh produce, great hospitality, and a love of fine food, Sydney is set to welcome Fine Food Australia with open arms […]

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The Queen of Chocolate, Kirsten Tibballs

Feb 17, 2015

Kirsten Tibballs has been proclaimed the ‘the queen of chocolate’ by Masterchef, and is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Kirsten has represented Australia at the World Pastry Championships in Las Vegas, where she was recognised as the best in the world for her handmade chocolates, as well as […]

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5 food trends you need to know about – Part 2 of 2

Feb 2, 2015

Continuing from our previous blog post, three more of our pick of food trends currently impacting the industry are: Gluten Free Driven by coeliac sufferers, wheat intolerants and the health conscientious (regardless of how “healthy” a gluten free diet may be for those without an intolerance), the Australian gluten free market is growing at a […]

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5 food trends you need to know about – Part 1 of 2

Dec 12, 2014

Fashion isn’t the only industry governed by trends. The food industry is highly trend driven, from how equipment looks to proteins that consumers eat, to diet crazes that change the products people will and won’t consume in food service establishments. Looking back over the last 30 years of the food service industry, there are many […]

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Rise of the Midrange Diner

Dec 3, 2014

Forget the starched tablecloths and snobby service – as food trends go, traditional fine dining is officially on the wane, and closures of several big name restaurants only confirm it. But while consumers continue to move away from high-end eating, it’s not all doom and gloom for the industry. Simultaneously we’re seeing that ‘fast-casual’ and […]

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