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'Mood foods' on the rise, says Mintel

'Mood foods' are on the rise, says Mintel

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Consumers are looking for foods and drinks that influence how they feel, whether that’s a drink that helps them sleep, or an indulgent ice cream. Mintel’s global food science analyst Laura Jones explains.

Brekky champions and cereal offenders: Oz tastes in breakfast food ads

Brekky champions and cereal offenders: Oz tastes in breakfast food ads

By RJ Whitehead

A tall teenaged boy kisses mum goodbye. Surfing at sunrise. Hypnotising taste. Nutritious energy. Superfood. Supermum. Stupid dad. And a public scale that weighs women as “Fabulous”. Yes, it’s breakfast advertising, Oz-style. But how much do Australians...

Olive oil war heats up in Australia

Olive oil war heats up in Australia

By RJ Whitehead

Australian olive oil importers have taken the Australian Olive Association (AOA) to the competition watchdog over the industry body’s recent criticism towards olive oil imports. 

Confidence rebounding: China's top 10 food brands

Confidence rebounding: China's top 10 food brands

By RJ Whitehead

Branding agency Millward Brown has unveiled its fourth BrandZ 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands league table. The company claims the list has become the “definitive annual study of brand valuation and development in China”.

Scotland—and its whisky—attractive to Indian partners

Scotland—and its whisky—attractive to Indian partners

By RJ Whitehead

A delegation from Scotland to India, on a trade mission to promote the country’s food and drink, has proved a hit with its whisky-loving hosts—not least with the announcement shortly afterwards that an Indian company would invest in a new malt distillery...

High sodium: Intervention is one way to cure

High sodium: Intervention is one way to cure

By RJ Whitehead

A health programme based on community intervention has been shown to achieve a significant reduction in sodium intake among rural residents in northern China.

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