Supply chain

Australian watchdog puts Coles and Woolworths on notice

Australian watchdog puts Coles and Woolworths on notice

By Ankush Chibber

Australia’s top competition regulator has said that it would keep an eye on the country’s two top supermarket chains over long-standing concerns that they were wielding too much power in the country’s food sector.

India's protectionist stance panned by WTO

India's protectionist stance panned by WTO

By Ankush Chibber

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has criticized India for its protective trade policy on food items, in an environment that is causing record food prices across the world.

Indian food losses open doors for cold chain consultancies

Indian food losses open doors for cold chain consultancies

By Ankush Chibber

A lack of an appropriate cold chain infrastructure and increasing food losses in India has opened the doors for Ingersoll Rand India Ltd to begin offering cold chain consultancy services in the country, the company said last week.

Traffic light labelling debate heats up in Australia

Traffic light labelling debate heats up in Australia

By Ankush Chibber

A prominent consumer group in Australia has come out in support of traffic light labelling in Australia – but a food industry survey claims the current system is adequate and working.

Australian dairy export future may not be so rosy: Analyst

Australian dairy export future may not be so rosy: Analyst

By Ankush Chibber

A new report raises serious doubts about the future prospects of Australia’s dairy exports, citing various reasons why the country's production levels will not be able to keep pace with demand for dairy.

Agri panel slams food processing ministry in India

Agri panel slams food processing ministry in India

By Ankush Chibber

A top level panel in India has slammed the food processing sector in India for the apparent wastage of food every year due to a lack of the necessary infrastructure in the country's food supply chain.

Dairy prices to soften, says Glanbia

Dairy prices to soften, says Glanbia

By Helen Glaberson

A modest weakening in dairy prices is expected, forecast Glanbia, as the company posted a profit jump in its half year results.

Experts defend GM trials after Greenpeace attack

Experts defend GM trials after Greenpeace attack

By Sarah Hills

Bringing a halt to genetically modified (GM) food trials would undermine competitiveness, according to one expert responding to the destruction of a GM wheat trial at a CSIRO farm in Canberra.

New research collaboration for novel seaweed applications

New research collaboration for novel seaweed applications

By Ankush Chibber

The use of certain seaweeds in commercially viable food products could be a step closer thanks to a research collaboration with a top Australian university and Australian Kelp products, a specialist seaweed products company.

Turning the spotlight on regional Asian trends

Turning the spotlight on regional Asian trends

FoodNavigator-Asia spoke to suppliers at the recent Vitafoods show in Geneva about launching new foods and supplements on the Asian market. What are the main challenges? And where are the most promising opportunities?

Kiwi foods welcome on Aussie Woolworths shelves

Kiwi foods welcome on Aussie Woolworths shelves

By Ankush Chibber

The incoming chief of Australian supermarket giant Woolworths Ltd has said that the chain will welcome food products out of New Zealand on its shelves, despite its policy of buying local first.

Asia bets on health logos

Asia bets on health logos

By Ankush Chibber

Asian food safety authorities are increasingly considering health logos for food and beverage products that meet certain nutritional criteria to help combat rising obesity rates in the region, international food policy consultancy EAS said.

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