Supply chain

Australians prefer local foods: Report

Australians prefer local foods: Report

By Ankush Chibber

A preference for local food among Australian consumers could offer Australian food processors a way to rejuvenation after a turbulent period where they have been pounded by cheap food imports.

Spotlight on retailer power in Australia

Australia: New report flags retail giant dominance

By Ankush Chibber

A government report in Australia has highlighted how heavily the two top supermarkets - Woolworths and Coles - are dominating the country’s food supply chain right up to the consumer’s grocery basket.

Decision soon to be made on Indian sugar deregulation

India sweetens up on sugar deregulation in 2012

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian government is firm on sugar decontrol and would step back from this sector by the end of this year, a top official on the committee in charge of deregulation said.

Listening to consumers: Coles removes added MSG and artificial colours from own brands

Coles ‘goes natural’ for consumers

By Kacey Culliney

Consumer concerns are proving increasingly powerful in influencing food and beverage formulation decisions, and Australian supermarket Coles is the latest to react and remove all added MSG and artificial colourings from its own brands.

Thai sugar company Mitr Phol secures controlling stake in Aussie mill

Thai sugar giant secures majority stake in Aussie mill

By Kacey Culliney

Thai sugar company, Mitr Phol, has secured a majority stake of 57.69% in Australian sugar mill MSF for A$300m, racking up the total foreign investment in Australia’s sugar production to over 60%.

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