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Sherry Frey December 4, 2014 CSNews Americans have been trending toward more health-related food purchases for years now. But Nielsen recently completed a survey on the $374-billion snack industry indicating that we are noshing like there’s no tomorrow. So, what...

Eli Greenblat NOVEMBER 25, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN TAGGING Australia as one of its most challenging markets, ­McDonald’s, the world’s biggest fast-food chain, will use its 900-strong local store network as a testing ground for a new fitout design that will...

November 25 2014 New independent research from by KPMG LLP in the UK shows the use of black market illegal tobacco in Australia has reached levels never before experienced and, according to the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), it’s...

Jeff Rogut CEO AACS Consumer perceptions related to private-label products are “overwhelmingly favorable” across the world. This is according to a recently published global survey performed by New York-based Nielsen. As attendees on our recent overseas study tour to Japan...

NOVEMBER 25, 2014 NEWS.COM.AU Cigarettes. Tax cuts are the answer to illegal tobacco sales, independent senator David Leyonhjelm says. Source: AAP THE federal government must slash the tobacco excise to crack down on sales of blackmarket cigarettes, independent senator David...

MARKETING 27 NOVEMBER 2014 The Economist Intelligence Unit and Marketo have published an ebook of interviews with six marketing visionaries. The Future of Marketing: Six Visionaries Speak features in-depth discussions with Seth Godin, John Hagel, Gavin Heaton, Aditya Joshi, Marc...

November 20, 2014, CSNews CHICAGO — Although consumer traffic overall to U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets was flat during the third quarter of 2014, the quick-service restaurant (QSR) categories of fast-casual, coffee/doughnut/bagel and Mexican saw gains, according to The NPD...

Madeleine Heffernan November 26, 2014 The Age Angry former Pie Face franchisees are calling on the competition regulator to revive its probe into the collapsed fast-food chain, amid claims more stores are set to close and a vast majority are...

Alan Kohler NOVEMBER 26, 2014 BUSINESS SPECTATOR LAST night crude oil fell below $US75 a barrel again. Tomorrow, OPEC meets to try to do something about it and, even if they agree to cut production (a big if), it’s unlikely...

November 26, 2014 NACS Online In attempt to reduce smoking in the world’s top cigarette market, proposed rules introduce numerous restrictions. ​BEIJING – The Chinese government is looking to reduce the nation’s 300 million smokers by banning all forms of...

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