Patak’s expands its product offering

Patak’s has expanded its ever-growing product offering with three flavoured Naans and  the addition of all-new Ready To Eat Large Pappadums. The range has been created using no artificial colours or flavours. Patak’s  aims to makes  it  easier for Australians to enjoy authentic Indian  flavours every day. The new pappadums and naans can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to main meals or on their own as a  snack. There’s no need […]

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‘Free From’ foods category driven by those without allergies

The free-from[1] food category is estimated to be worth $7.7 billion in Australia, generating 23 percent of foot traffic within the foodservice industry. A study on free-from foods by leading global research company, The NPD Group, has found that the main driver of growth in the category is not specifically driven by allergies or dietary

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Category feature: Food for thought

The emergence of on-the-go food in Australian convenience is continuing apace as the channel responds to changing customer habits and expectations. According to the most recent report from the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), dollar growth in the category exceeded 12% for eight successive quarters, and that’s despite intensifying competition from quick service restaurants

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America’s Peter Dutton considers Aussie expansion

Despite Australian Prime Minister hopefull Peter Dutton having his dreams broken last week, another Peter Dutton is considering how best to use his new-found fame. The American Peter Dutton found himself caught in the crossfire of Australian politics recently and has been having fun with the case of mistaken identity. Peter Dutton from Texas in the

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Feature article: Fresh ideas

Quality food offer hits the spot The rapid emergence of a dramatically improved fresh food and sandwich offer in convenience is increasingly seeing hungry customers embrace the channel as a ‘destination shop’ rather than a ‘desperation shop’. In the face of challenges to traditional powerhouse categories such as tobacco, many stores looking for ways to

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The Protein Update

The health and wellness trend has continued to transform the convenience store landscape. The convenience channel has recognised the growing potential for high-margin products and market has exploded with new products and innovations. A recent report from market research company Euromonitor International said: “few ingredients in recent memory have experienced protein’s sustained and meteoric rise”.

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Millennials driving change in Australian food culture

Millennials are now the largest healthy eating consumer group in Australia (32%), showing that this age group is breaking with previous generations to embrace more fresh, healthy food choices.  Healthy-eating commercial consumption accounted for $5.8 billion and 644 million visits, creating a 14% traffic share within foodservice in 2017, finds a new CREST report released by leading global research company, the NPD

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