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From coffee to concrete: Victoria’s innovative pathway project

From coffee to concrete: Victoria’s innovative pathway project

RMIT University and Macedon Ranges Shire Council have partnered to work on a pioneering project to implement coffee-infused concrete footpaths in Victoria. The initiative aims to repurpose used coffee groun...
Researchers develop freshness-indicating patches for raw meat 
Researchers cut cold brew coffee-making from 24 hours to three minutes
New Zealand braces for impact of alt-proteins on food export markets
Australian spirits group calls for tax freeze to support industry growth

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Online liquor delivery numbers dwindle as consumers opt to click and collect

Australians are visiting liquor stores more often, but spending less

Nielsen data reveals the winners and losers among the nation's largest liquor retail brands.
Meat, produce prices ease food price inflation

Meat, produce prices ease food price inflation

Red meat and fresh produce saw annual inflation of less than 1 per cent, which "will be welcome news for Australian cons...
How music can influence the flavour of cheese (We’re serious!)

How music can influence the flavour of cheese (We’re serious!)

A jury of culinary experts then sampled the cheeses during two rounds of a blind taste test, and the results were quite ...
Frito-Lay's snack index reveals food trends for 2024

Food trends that will shape the snacking industry in 2024

The survey was conducted between December 6 and December 12 among a sample of 2000 nationally representative US adults a...
Australian beef production on the rise amid global decline

Australian beef production on the rise amid global decline

The bank expects global beef production across "monitored markets" to decline by one per cent year-on-year in 2023, with...

Australian wine sales up despite lowest production in 15 years

This is the first time in five years that the total sales volume remained steady year-on-year. 

Five US consumer food trends that could be headed our way

Customers seek highly nutritious products and have also expressed a desire for beverage products that go beyond nutritio...
IFMCG Images more effective than colours to show product variety, a study finds

Study finds images more effective than colours to show product variety

The findings suggest that marketers should consider using images to identify line extensions and protect the master bran...

Australia faces sheep meat oversupply, high volumes of cattle meat

Australia is estimated to witness its largest sheep inventory in almost 20 years in FY23.
Global dairy product packaging market set to reach US$43.6 Billion by 2030

Global dairy product packaging market to reach US$43.6 billion by 2030

The report highlighted that one of the key driving forces behind the global dairy packaging industries is the increased ...
Canned alcoholic beverages market to reach US$76.5 billion in 2033

Canned alcoholic beverages market to reach US$76.5 billion in 2033

The rising popularity of alcoholic canned beverages - including wine, beer, and spirits - can be attributed to their con...
Chaotic cooking and content creators Global food trends for 2023

Content creators and chaotic cooking: Global food trends for 2023

The agency said these trends show what people seek and explain why beyond what ingredients are "in" or "out"

Food fraud is costing Australia $3 billion annually, says AgriFutures

Food fraud is the act of purposely altering, misrepresenting, mislabelling, substituting or tampering with any food prod...

Australian wine industry braces for inventory oversupply

The Rabobank report said that Chinese anti-dumping tariffs on Australian wine have disrupted the wine industry, with exp...
Mood and cognitive benefits poised as the next trend in F&B

Mood and cognitive benefits poised as the next trend in F&B

Mintel's research shows that 40 per cent of customers would like their diet to boost brain function, and 26 per cent to ...