There will be cause for celebration at Amazon India this month, with the online retail giant getting a green light for an online grocery business on the subcontinent – population 1.3bn – as well as investing fresh capital into its payment arm.
Younger people – often called millennials and roughly defined as 18 to 34-year-olds – are more concerned about sun damage than older people.
Brexit-induced custom controls on the Irish border may cost Guinness an extra €1.3m ($1.5m) each year, which may result in a higher price for the stout.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is to bring in new standards for advertising in the UK, outlined in a GfK report Depictions, Perceptions & Harm.
Legal Lean’s new Coco Loko infused raw cacao snuff is likely to go down as one of the most controversial new product launches since Palcohol’s powdered alcohol in 2014.
Soap brand Dove — owned by Unilever — has been accused of promoting discrimination against breastfeeding in public and has been forced to pull a recent ad, with the UK advertising watchdog received 378 complaints since the campaign was launched.
Ether, the cryptocurrency that runs on the blockchain-based software platform Ethereum, fell sharply last month after it was claimed — via the online message board 4chan — that Ethereum’s co-creator Vitalik Buterin had died in a car crash.
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market has demonstrated its ambition to dominate both online and brick-and-mortar retail.
Disturbing new research from the Environmental Defense Fund in the US indicates that lead is much more common in food – including baby food – than most people realise.
In wine retailing, the phrase “I bought it because it has a pretty label” is a daily occurrence for sales people.
Cosmetics giant L’Oreal is in exclusive talks with ethical Brazilian company Natura Cosmeticos over the sale of Body Shop.
The uncertain result of the British general election has left food and drink companies facing a weak and wobbly immediate future.
A backlash against the clean eating trend is coming, linking it to unhealthy eating habits.
A year has passed since the UK voted to leave the European Union and the decision has had a positive impact on some UK exports.
The taste for coffee is developing fast in Mexico and sales in coffee and tea shops are going to grow by four percent until 2021.
Almost half (49 percent) of people buy gluten-free, however perceptions of health and taste far outweigh people who buy gluten-free due to intolerance.
Only 24 percent of people around the world who want to lose weight are actively buying products which address their concerns around obesity, according to a recent GlobalData survey.
While bitcoin remains the dominant global cryptocurrency, a swathe of alternatives (known as alt-coins) have appeared over time; LiteCoin, ByteCoin, Ripple and even the meme inspired DogeCoin.
Fallout from Kraft’s recent failed £115bn takeover bid of Unilever continues, with the Conservative Party likely to pass legislation making foreign takeovers of British firms more difficult in the near future.
Clean has become a key marketing buzzword in the consumer goods industry, but many are still not really sure exactly what it means according to new research from GlobalData, though awareness is on the rise.
Kinder Joy eggs — Italian chocolatier Ferrero’s toy-in-a-chocolate similar to the well known Kinder Surprise — will soon be available in the US due to a change to the classic design.
The declining fertility rate is contributing to an ageing population and a reduced workforce.
Nestle has been dealt a blow after its latest bid to trademark the shape of its iconic four finger chocolate bar in the UK was overturned by the Court of Appeal.
The importance of natural ingredients for shoppers increases with age, new research has suggested.
The UK has seen the rise of mass luxury in recent years, with brands aiming to appeal with premium but affordable produce.
Belgian people want to know more about their food’s origins.
Japan’s beer sales have been declining for decades, while alcohol free beer has performed well since well-known brand Kirin entered the market in 2009.
Once describing China as a “currency manipulator” and labelling them guilty of “unfair trade practices”, US president Donald Trump’s administration has now agreed to a 10-part trade deal with China.
There has been growing alarm amongst US craft breweries resulting from AB InBev’s intention not to sell hops from its South African farms to the US market.
With the visibility of supply chains growing ever more opaque in big food, third party certification can provide a valuable tool to reassure people of product safety and authenticity.