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Hatching new ideas: incubators, accelerators

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the con...

Can plant-based cheese melt consumer doubts?

Cheese remains an area where plant-based alternatives have not made the same inroads as alternatives to burgers or milk. We look at the pros...

Analysis: Chinese giant Mengniu swoops again

Why has Mengniu, one of China's largest dairy companies, moved to make another acquisition of an Australian business? We look at its deal fo...

Safeguarding plant-based's positive health message

As the plant-based meat and dairy markets explode, Ben Cooper sets out why food companies must ensure products deliver on nutritional value....

Latest Interviews

"There are a lot of areas we haven't tapped into" - Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator 11 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to help their innovation and tap into emerging trends. Dean Best discussed the move with Mars exec Clarence Mak.

Trichomia chief marketing officer Georgia Branch touts health and sustainability benefits of hemp-based foods - the bitesize interview 14 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with hemp-food maker Trichomia's chief marketing officer, Georgia Branch, on the Sydney-based company's plans for the year ahead. 

Latest News

A2 Milk Co. names clothing industry executive David Bortolussi new CEO 11 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula group A2 Milk Co. has named a clothing industry executive as its new CEO.

Freedom Foods interim CEO Michael Perich to oversee internal probe 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Embattled Australian manufacturer Freedom Foods Group has appointed an interim CEO with immediate effect.

Australia's Mitolo gets green light for acquisition of Thomas Foods International potato business 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

Australia-based potato business Mitolo can proceed with its acquisition of a local peer after the deal was okayed by the country's competition watchdog.

New Zealand's Sanford plans to close fish processing plant 5 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

New Zealand seafood business Sanford is proposing to close one of its processing sites, partly as a result of the impact from the pandemic.

Meat production cut in new lockdown measures in Australia 4 Aug 2020

Dean Best

The meat sector is at the centre of new lockdown measures in Victoria, Australia's second most populous state.

Yili-owned Westland Dairy reveals CEO Toni Brendish to step down 4 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

A key executive at New Zealand-based Westland Dairy has stepped down a year after the business was taken over by Chinese peer Yili.

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