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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

"If it's not affordable, then we're not going to be mass-market" – V2Food co-founder Nick Hazell on why price is central to Australian plant-based meat firm’s strategy 16 Dec 2020

Dean Best

After fresh funding, V2Food is eyeing Asia but, at home and abroad, product pricing will be key to success, the Australian plant-based meat firm tells just-food.

"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.

Latest News

Walter & Wild snaps up Emerald Foods Group in all-New Zealand deal 19 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

New Zealand's Walter & Wild has acquired a local ice-cream maker for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.

Chobani to expand production in Australia 16 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

US-based Greek yogurt and oat-milk maker Chobani has started work on a project to increase production capacity.

PepsiCo invests in Smith's snacks line at Australia plant 14 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

PepsiCo revealed it has invested in one of its snacks plants in Australia to produce better-for-you crisps products.

Synlait Milk announces CEO Leon Clement's departure 12 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula producer, has announced the resignation of a senior executive.

Pure Foods Tasmania continues M&A with move for The Cashew Creamery 6 Apr 2021

Dean Best

Pure Foods Tasmania (PFT), which listed on the Australian Securities Exchange last April, has made another acquisition.

Australia's Inghams Group appoints Andrew Reeves as CEO 29 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

Australian poultry firm Inghams Group has appointed an experienced food industry executive as CEO to replace Jim Leighton.

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