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TECH 09 Dec 2015 | 1:00 AM Premium

A hard sell? Companies struggle to promote green consumption

Eat misshapen veg, wash clothes in cold water, drive more slowly and recycle? It is perhaps no surprise that companies say persuading consumers to go green is a big challenge.

TECH 01 Jul 2014 | 3:11 PM Premium

Food makers feel their way towards online future

Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

Business 27 Jun 2015 | 12:09 PM Premium

Nestle US chief seeks to turn around frozen food

NEW YORK: Nestle SA thinks it can turn around its U.S. frozen foods business despite recent sales declines driven by consumer perceptions that the products are not healthy, the company's U.S. chief executive said in an interview.

Plantations 11 Feb 2019 | 10:52 PM Premium

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

LONDON: Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly

TECH 09 Jul 2014 | 3:31 PM Premium

Retailers swallow online food cost to lock in shoppers

Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

Technology 28 Aug 2015 | 4:04 PM Premium

Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode – the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.

Nation 25 May 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nogeh: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily, including 3,000 tonnes still fit for consumption. Fifteen thousand tonnes is equivalent to 1.5 million bags of 10kg rice.

Nation 24 May 2016 | 10:42 AM Premium

Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily including 3,000 tonnes that is still fit for consumption and should not be discarded.