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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...

Hatching new ideas - incubators and 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...

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

Australian retailer Coles approved to acquire Jewel Fine Foods after B&J City Kitchen deal ruled out 25 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Australian supermarket chain Coles has been approved by the country's competition watchdog to acquire ready-meals maker Jewel Fine Foods.

Coronavirus - Keytone Dairy notes surge in demand for branded, private-label milk powders 25 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Keytone Dairy said it is experiencing a surge in demand for its milk powder products both from its branded customer base and also private-label clients.

Comvita postpones capital raise but points to Covid-19 sales boost 23 Mar 2020

Andy Coyne

New Zealand-based Manuka honey maker Comvita has updated the market on capital raising plans as demand for its products has noticeably increased in recent weeks.

Murray River Organics begins search for CFO as Albert Zago departs 20 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Australia's Murray River Organics announced its finance chief Albert Zago has left the publicly-listed producer of dried fruit snacks, nuts, seeds and rice.

Synlait experiencing Covid-19 supply-chain issues; China office remains closed 19 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Synlait, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula manufacturer, has provided an update on coronavirus as it reported first-half results.

Coronavirus - Bubs Australia boosts capacity, builds inventories 18 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Bubs Australia said it has boosted production capacity and increased shift rotas to meet a rise in demand for infant formula due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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