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How to tap China functional-food opportunity

Covid-19 has increased interest among China's consumers for functional food and the country's domestic manufacturers have reacted. How can i...

Why new deforestation coalition could be positive

With an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and information sharing, the new Forest Positive Coalition of Action could be an effective driver...

India food groups talk trading in Covid-19

India is among the countries worst hit and, in a market where retail is dominated by traditional outlets, trading can remain tough....

The prospects for plant-based meat in India

What is the opportunity in a country where meat consumption is relatively low and the quality of many of the meat-free products on sale has...

Latest Interviews

"We've done the hard part. We're excited about the year ahead" – CEO Abhishek Sinha on outlook for India plant-based meat firm GoodDot 15 Oct 2020

Dean Best

GoodDot Enterprises is seen as being the first modern plant-based meat business in India. The Udaipur-based firm has built a nationwide presence and has international ambitions.


Danone-backed Epigamia seeks to "contemporise" India's fragmented dairy industry – interview with CEO Rohan Mirchandani 3 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Epigamia, an Indian dairy brand, has set an ambitious growth target despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. We speak with CEO Rohan Mirchandani for insight into its strategy.

Latest News

Lamb Weston/Meijer eyes control of Russia plant 30 Oct 2020

Dean Best

A venture of European frozen potato-products business Lamb-Weston/Meijer is set for a change of ownership.


US pork processors strike Vietnam deal 28 Oct 2020

Dean Best

US processors including Smithfield Foods have secured a deal to export pork to Vietnam under a three-year agreement it's claimed could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.


Nestle to move production of Czech brand Lentilky to Germany 16 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé plans to shift production of a popular candy brand from the Czech Republic to Germany next year.


Saturn Bioponics to build vertical farms in Oman, Italy 13 Oct 2020

Simon Harvey

Saturn Bioponics, a UK-based vertical-farming technology business, is about to enter new markets next year in Europe and beyond.


Former PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi calls on India to embrace alternative protein 12 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

Indra Nooyi, the former long-time CEO of food and beverage giant PepsiCo, has told a virtual conference hosted in India that the country needs to change its food culture.


UAE's Agthia Group to take majority stake in date processor Al Foah Co. 12 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

United Arab Emirates-based food company Agthia Group is to take a majority stake in a local date processing and packaging firm.



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