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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....

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...

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...

Focus: Eyeing Asia, Saputo buys Aussie dairy giant

Dean Best weighs up why Saputo has moved to buy the embattled Australian dairy group....

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

PZ Cussons 'mulling options for Australian yogurt maker' 16 Oct 2019

Dean Best

UK-based consumer-goods giant PZ Cussons is reportedly weighing up its options over the future of its Australian yogurt business Five:Am.

Aussie agri-food group Webster attracts takeover bid 16 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Webster, the Australia-based agri-food supplier, has received a takeover offer from an overseas pension fund.

Australia's Beston sells assets linked to stake in local seafood firm Ferguson 14 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Australia's Beston Global Food Co. has sold assets as part of its plan to dispose of its holdings in a local seafood firm.

SunRice announces more job losses 9 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Australia-based rice supplier SunRice has set out plans for more job losses, with the company pointing to the effects of a small rice crop.

Fonterra brings in transformation specialist Fraser Whineray as its first COO 8 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has brought in additional help to implement its new strategy by appointing a transformation specialist as its first ever chief operating officer.

Synlait CFO Nigel Greenwood to leave infant-formula maker next year 8 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

New Zealand's Synlait has announced its finance chief is set to leave the infant-formula maker after nine years in the role.

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