Retail

Amazon Australia: A jungle out there for red meat retailers?

How will the arrival of e-commerce colossus Amazon affect the way red meat is sold in Australia?..Read More

James Nason, December 12, 2017

AMIC Conference: Lessons in humble tomato for beef marketing

What can the Australian beef industry learn from tomatoes about successful retail marketing?..Read More

James Nason, September 18, 2015

Retailing: Eumundi Meats shop takes traditional butchery image in exciting new directions

A newly-opened retail outlet on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is breaking many of the conventions about how a butchery should be presented, but is proving a big hit with customers…Read More

Jon Condon, March 13, 2015

Value-adding: Pulled meats ‘momentum’ turns into an ‘avalanche’

Since we published an earlier item on the emergence of pulled meats on the Australian retail and food service market just a few weeks ago, there has been a rash of pulled meat adoptions and product launches, including items from some of the biggest food service operators in the country.
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Jon Condon, September 27, 2014

McDonald’s adds steak options to Australian menus +VIDEO

McDonald’s has put several steak options on its menu in Australia for the first time, adding rump steak strip McWraps, a Steak Salad with Thai-Style Dressing and a Steak & Egg Breakfast Wrap. It’s the first time whole-muscle cuts (in this case, rump) have appeared on the menu, alongside traditional ground beef patties…Read More

Beef Central, October 27, 2014

Dismal financial quarter for McDonald’s

McDonald’s has delivered one of its worst quarterly financial performances on record, driven equally by the slowdown in economic growth in some regions, and consumer backlash associated with the widely-publicised food safety breakdowns in products manufactured for the company in China…Read More

Beef Central, October 22, 2014

Value-adding: Pulled meats ‘momentum’ turns into an ‘avalanche’

Since we published an earlier item on the emergence of pulled meats on the Australian retail and food service market just a few weeks ago, there has been a rash of pulled meat adoptions and product launches, including items from some of the biggest food service operators in the country.
..Read More

Jon Condon, September 27, 2014

Wagyu, yearling grassfed claim Sydney branded beef honours

Two contrasting beef styles claimed the major honours among more than 30 entries in the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show branded beef competition, announced this morning…Read More

Jon Condon, September 11, 2014

China food safety concerns drives down McDonald’s July result

Food safety concerns in the company’s China operations have had a significant impact on global burger restaurant chain McDonald’s, contributing to a reduction in the company’s July sales worldwide by 2.5 percent…Read More

Jon Condon, August 10, 2014

JBS claims Brisbane’s top branded-beef competition

Some of Australia’s best-known beef brands went head-to-head in Brisbane Show’s annual branded beef competition, results for which were announced just minutes ago…Read More

Jon Condon, June 6, 2014

Food service remains strong for beef, but cuts emphasis is changing

The latest annual survey of meat protein use within the Australian food service sector shows that beef continues to hold a dominant position, but there are some changes occurring in cuts preferences and other attributes…Read More

Jon Condon, May 19, 2014

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