February 13th, 2016
ausdrinks Asia Pacific Regional Beverages Summit 2016 Location: Doltone House – Darling Island Wharf, Sydney, Australia Date: 21-22 March 2016 Event Description: The 2016 ausdrinks Regional Beverages Summit, being run in conjunction with the International Council of Beverages Associations (ICBA), features a two day conference program which addresses key issues that have a direct impact […]
February 12th, 2016
A recent report from the BBC first highlighted one of the well-accepted stereotypes of Australia—“a sporty, outdoorsy place full of fit people and open spaces”—before revealing the truth: Australians are amongst the fattest people in the world. Indeed, just more than 30% of Australian adults (those aged 15 years-old and older) were classified as obese […]
February 11th, 2016
New World growth challenges UK dominance Growing popularity for cider in New Zealand and Australia represents one aspect of the wider global cider renaissance taking place over the last few years.
January 17th, 2016
Sport is a cornerstone of Australian society, and since the 2005 Cronulla Riots, a violent sectarian clash in a beachside Sydney suburb, it has also been at the forefront of efforts in community awareness, integration and acceptance of the diverse multicultural face of modern-day Australia.
January 16th, 2016
The strong bond between Aussies and their pets is increasingly visible as the number of “pet-friendly” businesses is flourishing throughout the country. As a matter of fact, Australia has seen an array of creative initiatives attesting the wider potential in the market.
January 7th, 2016
A combination of low interest rates and oil prices, employment gains and healthy economic growth are boosting Australia’s automotive fortunes in the short term. Australian consumers also continue to defect to versatile vehicles such as SUVs in their droves which is supporting replacement demand. The likelihood of rising oil prices and interest rates and an […]
December 8th, 2015
In this video, Euromonitor International’s research team identifies holiday trends in food, alcoholic drinks, retailing, apparel and toys and games in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the popularity of celebrity chefs and cooking shows, Australians are more interested in fresh food than ever before. Consumers will be looking for fresh, local and responsibly-sourced […]
November 19th, 2015
Taxation on carbonates remains one of the global hot button political issues in packaged consumer goods. Public health advocacy groups maintain that sharp increases in the retail price of sugary, high-calorie beverages can reduce consumption and yield positive social health benefits. Meanwhile, the soft drinks industry often contends that there is no compelling evidence of […]
November 14th, 2015
Australian consumers are eager to keep up with the latest video game hardware and software trends, spending US$3.1 Billion on toys and games in 2014. The upcoming launch of the Alienware Steam Machine in Australia will likely provide some competition for Sony and Microsoft in the region. This new breed of static video game console […]
October 22nd, 2015
After more than nine years, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed in Atlanta, USA on 5th October 2015 by 12 Pacific-rim countries, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Japan, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. The TPP creates the world’s largest free trade area, involving countries that account for 36.1% of the world’s […]