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What shoppers want

Apr 6, 2015 Retail

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 […]

Putting on a show in 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 […]

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

Feb 2, 2015 Industry Updates

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 […]

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

Dec 12, 2014 Industry Updates

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 […]

Rise of the Midrange Diner

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 […]

Q&A with Mark Nomoyle, Australia’s own Iron Chef

Mark Normoyle, Executive Chef RACV City Club, leads the kitchen of the second biggest hospitality employer in Melbourne. With a team of up to 80 people, including several apprentices, Mark instils a passion for food and a focus on quality which has made the RACV City Club a dining institution. Mark has also appeared on […]

Food Means Business

Oct 16, 2014 Industry Updates

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of food in our day to day lives. In recent times the ‘paddock to plate’ concept has finally given due credit to those in the food supply chain and industry. Not only important to those who benefit directly from the industry, food is also a big part of […]

Fine Food Australia turns 30 in Style

In what may well be the biggest 30th birthday celebration that Melbourne has ever seen, Fine Food Australia celebrated the milestone with over 27,600 people. Across the four-day event held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, record numbers of both visitors and exhibitors attended the country’s largest food trade exhibition, demonstrating its ongoing relevance […]

Carolyn Creswell, Founder of Carman’s Fine Foods

Sep 2, 2014 Retail

Carolyn Creswell’s story is truly inspirational. As an 18 year old, she bought the Carman’s Fine Foods company for only $1000. Today, she is at the helm of an international food business and has won the coveted title of Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year Award. How difficult was it getting Carmen’s to where […]

Eating well should be a natural

Aug 20, 2014 Retail

Australian grocery shoppers have no excuse for looking after their health with an array of brands and items available to choose from in addition to regular staples and the products that feature each week in supermarket catalogues, namely chips, drinks and confectionery. Over the past four or five  years brands such a Coles 'Simply'  and […]

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