The Australian Government is currently in the process of negotiating with the EU over a free trade deal. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Australia will have free and open access to a market of over 500 million consumers. Consumers who have a collective purchasing power of several billion dollars. But what’s the outcome and changes for the future?
Very simply, value adding means the addition of extra features to a basic product for which a customer is then willing to pay extra.
You’ve probably heard the term value-add before – the idea of adding an extra feature to your product to increase the sell price has become a pretty common technique. But why is it important that you should implement it in your business?
Viking Food Solutions was proudly featured on the 2019 season of Australia’s favourite cooking show – MasterChef Australia!
It’s essential that the vacuum packer that you use in your facility meets the requirements of your scale and continuously performs to a high standard.
Earlier in the year, MasterChef approached Viking Food Solutions for exactly that, but in a vacuum packer.
Whether you’ve got bandsaws, slicers, tray sealers or vacuum packers – all machinery used in your day-to-day operations requires a service now and again to ensure that it is operating at peak efficiency for your business – why?
Packaging for products come in all shapes and sizes, using various materials befitting to the product it is encasing and protecting.
Being the largest producer and consumer of pork in the world, the Chinese stocks dictate the world’s access to pork.
Earlier this year, there were reports of the initial spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) across China, resulting in a cull of 950,000 pigs since the first outbreak, but predicted that this was a severe under-report.
Should plastic bags be the primary and sole focus of the large food suppliers? In our previous article, we raised an equally important issue that hasn’t received nearly as much attention from these companies, or the media – food waste.
Banning plastic bags ticks the box on environmental responsibility. But is only one part of a global problem. Recycling and reuse go hand in hand, and the numbers show that when it comes to food, we haven’t made as much of a conscious effort to improve our practices, both in Australia and as a global community.
In all areas of retail – the food industry included – the consumer is constantly changing.
Trends are forever shifting.
The consumer’s needs, demands, purchase behaviours, and reasons for purchase are becoming harder to track. There are now endless consumer categories making it more difficult for businesses to pinpoint a target audience. Not to mention the rise of digital media, giving the modern consumer more avenues than ever before to make decisions and purchases.
Owners, managers, and staff of food businesses are acutely aware of their loyal customers. For butcher shops, it may be the elderly couple picking up their weekly selection of meat. For restaurants, it may be the regular monthly double daters. For burger shops, it may be the nearby office workers satisfying their cravings.