Australia is a nation divided into sweet tribes of stretchers, biters, splitters and nibblers according to the first ever Allen’s Lolly Lovers Index*, which has delved into the most loved, weird and wacky ways locals enjoy their favourite lollies.
Coles has confirmed that it will be removing Starburst lollies from shelves. Woolworths has already made this same move back
Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE has launched a campaign to tell State and Territory Food Ministers to improve sugar labelling.
A new campaign launched by Live Lighter informing the public of the sugar content of frozen drinks did not take 7-Eleven’s popular low-sugar option into consideration.
There have been renewed calls for the Australian federal government to introduce a sugar tax of up to 20 per cent on soft drinks.
The confectionery segment is facing upheaval around the world in response to Sugar Tax fears, but Australian P&C is still going strong.
The notion of a sugar tax is extremely unpopular within the FMCG industry, but industry experts say a levy on sweetened drinks would drive beverages producers to innovate healthier alternatives.
The company formerly known as Frucor Australia, which announced a name change earlier this week, has indicated no new plans to export Australian brands, however a domestic NPD launch is currently in the wings for release later in the year.
Consumers are expanding their eating habits to include healthier options and brands are taking advantage of these opportunities to capitalise
Soft drinks sold in Australia have higher levels of glucose than those sold in other countries around the world, a