BRITS DRANK MORE AUSSIE WINE DURING PANDEMIC, UNLIKE CHINA

British consumers reached for more Australian wine during Covid-19 lockdowns, with exports (by value) to the UK increasing by 33% to $360 million (AUD 461 million). The high demand pushed the UK past the US to rank second among export…

KPMG PREDICTS MAJOR GROWTH FOR INDIA’S FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR

India’s food processing industry is poised for major growth as demand in the country’s rural areas increases, according to a new report from KPMG.

AMAZON EXPANDS PRIME NOW PARTNERSHIPS IN EUROPE

Amazon is expanding its Prime Now grocery delivery service to Frankfurt and the surrounding areas in partnership with Migros-owned supermarket chain, Tegut.

PICK N PAY PLANS STORE OPENINGS AFTER ROBUST PANDEMIC RESULTS

Pick n Pay, the South African supermarket group, is reportedly investing tens of millions of dollars in new stores as it looks to increase its market share.

OLAM FOOD INGREDIENTS SWOOPS FOR SPICE MAKER OLDE THOMPSON

Leading US private label spices and seasonings manufacturer Olde Thompson is being acquired by Singapore-based Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) at an enterprise value of $950 million (€783.6m) as part of the latter’s international growth plans.

RESEARCHERS SAY EUROPE’S ORGANIC RULES SHOULD ALLOW GENE EDITING

Researchers have asked the European Union to consider allowing gene editing to fall within its definition of organic farming, as they say doing so could lead to environmental benefits.

CARREFOUR GROWS TOTAL GROUP Q1 SALES TO €18.6 BILLION

Carrefour has reported a rise in turnover of 2.2%, in the first quarter of 2021, to €18.6 billion.

INDIAN MEAT RETAILER NANDU’S MOVES INTO SEAFOOD AMID RAPID SALES GROWTH

Indian meat retailer, Nandu’s, has announced that it is expanding into seafood after seeing revenues almost triple in the past year.

BELCAMPO STUDY VINDICATES LIFETIME GRASS-FEEDING FOR HEALTHIER MEAT

Belcampo, a pioneer of organic, grass-fed and Certified Humane meats, has released third-party verified nutrition data that confirms its methods produce animals with significantly better nutrition than those conventionally-raised, as well as those not fed grass their full lives.

MINTEL HIGHLIGHTS RISING INTEREST IN HOLISTIC HEALTH POST-PANDEMIC

The latest market research, product innovation insights, and consumer trends shaping the nutrition, health and wellness space have been published by Mintel.

READY-TO-DRINK ALCOHOL GAINS GROUND AS BIG PLAYERS INVEST

The convenience and variety of ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages has seen the market gather momentum in recent years, with growth forecasted at 41% between 2019 and 2024 (source: IWSR).

AIR PRODUCTS HAILS ITS LATEST CRYOGENIC FOOD FREEZERS

US-based industrial gases supplier, Air Products, has introduced new freezing technology that it says will help food manufacturers improve efficiency.