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Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes 21 Aug 2019

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

"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

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 speaks with hemp-food maker Trichomia's chief marketing officer, Georgia Branch, on the Sydney-based company's plans for the year ahead. 

Slendier MD Erica Hughes on how konjac foods supplier tapping into consumer demand for healthier products - the bitesize interview 30 Oct 2018

Slendier, a "healthy pasta substitute" from Australia, has become a brand available in 20 countries, touting its better-for-you credentials. Andy Coyne speaks to MD and owner Erica Hughes.

Food industry M&A eases in April versus Q1 - data 4 May 2018

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

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Australia's FFI to sell assets of meat processing arm Tradition Smallgoods 11 Sep 2019

FFI Holdings, the Australia-based food company, has entered into an agreement to sell the business assets of its meat processing arm.

Arla's Castello cream cheeses shipped to Australia via new 'supercooled' tool 11 Sep 2019

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has launched a cream cheese in Australia under its Castello brand utilising its "supercooled" shipping technology. 

Bega Cheese invests in fledgling Aussie firm Hummingbird Superfoods 9 Sep 2019

Bega Cheese, the Australian food major, has acquired a stake in a local subscription-based business focusing on breakfast products.

Australia's Beston to manufacture plant-based products for Soulfresh Group 6 Sep 2019

Australia-based Beston Global Food Co. (BFC) has signed a manufacturing contract with a local plant-based food business.

B&J City Kitchen's Jewel Fine Foods buy opposed by Australia's competition watchdog 5 Sep 2019

A proposed acquisition by Australia's B&J City Kitchen for a fellow ready-meals maker has been opposed by the country's competition body.

Nestle to close tinned milk plant in Australia putting 106 people out of work 29 Aug 2019

Nestlé plans to close a factory in Australia with all of the staff set to be made redundant over the course of the next 18 months.

Australian start-up VOW Food developing cell-cultured meat from kangaroos 27 Aug 2019

An Australian start-up developing cell-cultured meat has received funding from the New South Wales government to develop the technology.

Australia's SunPork completes extension to Swickers abattoir 21 Aug 2019

Australia's SunPork Group has completed an extension to its Swickers abattoir in Queensland with support from a government fund.

Mars names Australian Seeds of Change accelerator cohort 15 Aug 2019

Mars has named the fledgling Australian companies to join the US giant's Seeds of Change accelerator programme.

Food features in extensive list of items EU wants protected in Australia trade deal 15 Aug 2019

The European Union has issued an extensive list of items including food that it wants protected under a trade deal being negotiated with Australia.

Latest blogs

Now Aussie grocery giant Woolies invests in meal-kits 10 Jun 2019

The growing consumer interest in - and demand for - buying food online has put meal-kit players in a number of western markets in the spotlight, even if it is still too early to judge how big the market could become or which products will be a long-term success.

UK online grocer Ocado forms another overseas partnership 26 Mar 2019

Ocado, the UK-based pure-play online grocer, is to team up with another major overseas food retailer.

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business 28 Jun 2017

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.