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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...

Food feels impact of China-Australia tensions

What started in technology and was further fuelled by Covid-19 is now starting to impact Australia's agri-food sector, Dean Best writes...

How can insect foods take flight?

Grocers have stocked bars made from bugs and there's been some investment in the nascent sector but, up against other alternative proteins,...

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...

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

Lion Dairy sale to Bega Cheese not done deal, says Kirin 24 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

Japan's Kirin Holdings has responded to speculation its Lion Dairy & Drinks business in Australia is to be sold to Bega Cheese.


New products – Mondelez extends BelVita range in Australia; Aunt Millie's unveils Live bread sub-brand; UK's Jude's moves into custard category 23 Nov 2020

just-food.com

Our selection of new products this week includes new BelVita products in Australia from Mondelez International and US-based Aunt Millie's launching the Live bread sub-brand.


Bega Cheese 'agrees deal for Australia's Lion Dairy & Drinks' 23 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Australia's Bega Cheese has reportedly emerged as the buyer of the local dairy and beverages business of Japan's Kirin Holdings.


Saputo 'no longer in running for Lion Dairy & Drinks' 20 Nov 2020

Dean Best

Dairy giant Saputo is reportedly out of the running to buy another asset in one of the Canada-based group's main overseas markets.


Nestle reveals new names for Australia candy brands 16 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has revealed the new names for two confectionery brands in Australia put under review during the summer due to concerns over racial stereotyping.


Costa Group COO Sean Hallahan promoted to chief executive 16 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Costa Group, the Sydney-listed fresh fruit and vegetable supplier, has promoted from within to fill the CEO role of the retiring Harry Debney.



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