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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....

Food industry M&A eases in April - data

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to...

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

Beston Global to quadruple lactoferrin output partly funded by share issue 16 Jan 2020

Simon Harvey

Australia's Beston Global Food Co. has announced production targets linked to investment in both an existing and new plant.


Australia's Freedom Foods moves to play down talk of supplier rift 10 Jan 2020

Andy Coyne

US almond products firm Blue Diamond in dispute with its Australian manufacturing partner over alleged missed payments for supplies.


Bega Cheese informs the market of bushfire-related business interruption 9 Jan 2020

Andy Coyne

Australian dairy company Bega Cheese has issued an update to the country's stock exchange about the impact on its business from raging bushfires.


China's Mengniu Dairy invests in owner of Australia's Brownes Dairy 8 Jan 2020

Dean Best

Mengniu Dairy has made an investment in a fellow Chinese group that owns a prominent business in Australia.


Freedom Foods says operations unaffected by Australian bushfires 8 Jan 2020

Andy Coyne

Australia's Freedom Foods has issued an update to the market on the impact the country's raging bushfires are having on its operations.


Bega Cheese tries to reassure on bushfires 6 Jan 2020

Dean Best

Shares in Bega Cheese tumbled today (6 January) amid fears among some investors about the impact the bushfires in New South Wales could have on the Australian food manufacturer.



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