Australia & Oceania


Digitalisation Influences all Personal Accessories Categories in Australia

by October 16th, 2016

Digitalisation remains a key factor influencing both innovation and sales across all personal accessories companies, with consumers in Australia quick to take up new technologies having become increasingly dependent on digital technology in their everyday lives. Digitalisation can have both a positive and negative affect on sales in personal accessories, with writing instruments and watches […]


Unpopularity of Internet Retailing for Home Improvement and Gardening in Australia

by October 9th, 2016

The rise of internet retailing and m-commerce has changed the retail landscape for many Australian retailers. The widening ownership of smartphones has made shopping online even easier and more convenient for consumers. Retailers continue to integrate their shopping channels and allow consumers to make purchases across channels or with alternative pick-up options. Both desktop and […]


Major International Franchises Lead Hotbed of Innovation in New Zealand’s Fast Food Market

by October 2nd, 2016

McDonald’s New Zealand maintained its leading position in fast food in 2015 through continuous innovations in both its menu offerings and digital customer engagement initiatives. The key driver of value growth for McDonald’s has been its introduction of a new gourmet burger bar called Create Your Taste, which allows customers to create their own burgers […]


Fashion Friday: Chinese Tourists Looking to Australia as a Fashion Destination

by September 30th, 2016

Chinese tourists are visiting Australia with the intention to shop. Many of these tourists are buying luxury brands while they visit Australia, as the country has built its status as a luxury shopping destination with the arrival of many global luxury companies. National tourism campaigns are also specifically directed at Chinese tourists. According to Euromonitor […]


Australia’s Foodie Culture Drives Innovation in Foodservice

by September 25th, 2016

Australians’ expectations regarding the dining experience continued to evolve in 2015, with consumers becoming increasingly enthusiastic foodies and demanding new culinary experiences. As a response to this trend foodservice operators continued to innovate and experiment with formats, menus and concepts. Although most of the innovation was concentrated in standalone and retail locations, the trend was […]


Breaking Boundaries LIVE 2016: Innovation and Technology

by September 21st, 2016

Food and Drink Business’ ‘Breaking Boundaries LIVE Forum’ was held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on Thursday 4th August 2016. The event connected people from a wide range of areas within the Australian food and beverage industry to talk about new product innovations, new technologies and branding strategies, as well as key considerations for making […]