Meal kits, with fresh, pre-portioned ingredients for consumers to create a healthy home-cooked meal, are increasingly popular in Australia. These easy-to-use/easy-to-prepare boxes offer the perfect sweet spot between convenience and gratification.
Corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies can take many different forms depending on the individual retail sector, but one thing is clear: consumers are using their spending power to influence the change they want to see on environmental issues.
It’s rational that shoppers would be willing to pay more for a product that is of a higher demonstrated quality or value, but there is also a more subjective component that factors into many shoppers’ ideas of what premium means.
Consumers have more snack choices than ever these days, and it’s changing the way they think about snacking. Premium snacks are just one sub-category that’s emerged in recent years.
For years, confectionery, crisps and soft drinks were the most popular go-to snack choices for the British consumer. But over the last five years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the world of snacking.
Bananas are nature’s non-stop energy snack, and despite higher prices shoppers are still enjoying their sweetness.
Over the past 12 months, fresh salad sales have soared compared with the previous year, up 10.6% in dollar sales in Australia. Examples of fresh salad include serving size lettuce bags and premade salad mixes.
We love our carrots, with 94% of Australian households purchasing this staple every year. While most shoppers purchase standard carrots, some are also purchasing specialty carrots, giving consumers more reasons to buy the category and creating new pockets of growth.
This month, all eyes will be on the U.K. market as a sugar tax on drinks goes into effect there, encouraging consumers through price to reduce their sugar consumption. No doubt the Australian Federal Government will be watching, as they consider a ‘sugar tax’ here in Australia.
There’s a new retail revolution underway, and it’s going to affect the global food industry in ways the market hasn’t seen before. The revolution comes at the hand of store-branded products, which continue to gain share across all major geographies.