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Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 2016

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.


How Nestle is catering for an ageing global population  22 Jul 2016

The newest of Nestle's 40 R&D facilities is a unit in Singapore specialising in nutrition to support healthy ageing. Ben Cooper reports on the new facility and examines the role food companies can play in maintaining and improving health in old age as life expectancy increases.


Consuming issues: Why Wilmar palm oil move is good news 13 Dec 2013

The upbeat response to the most recent announcement concerning the sustainability of palm oil owes little to such cultural pre-programming or seasonal hyperbole. The commitment to the sustainable production and sourcing of palm oil made by Wilmar International is, quite simply, extremely good news, writes Ben Cooper.


In the spotlight: Barry Callebaut believes in pricey Petra deal 13 Dec 2012

Increased exposure to emerging markets? Tick. Boost portfolio with more in-demand products? Tick. Barry Callebaut tried to outline the benefits of its move to buy Petra Foods' cocoa ingredients arm but the market winced at the price paid. Dean Best reports.


Comment: Kirin's conundrum over Fraser and Neave 28 Sep 2012

Now that Heineken has airlifted Fraser and Neave's share of Tiger beer out of the company's hands, all eyes turn to Kirin Holdings and ThaiBev's intentions for the Singapore food and drink group, writes Chris Mercer.

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Del Monte Pacific first-quarter sales edge up, profit turns from loss 7 Sep 2017

Del Monte Pacific said its first-quarter sales edged up 1% due to a "strong'' performance of its S&W branded business in Asia and the Middle East, which offset lower sales in the US.


Vinamilk helps Fraser and Neave's dairy profits 8 Aug 2017

Singapore's Fraser and Neave has reported higher third-quarter earnings from its dairies division, boosted by income from its stake in Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy company.


Murray Goulburn to close Dubai, Singapore offices 14 Jul 2017

Australian dairy co-op Murray Goulburn is to shut offices in Dubai and Singapore as part of changes the company, trying to improve its performance, is making to its export operations.


Freedom Foods Group eyes more markets for formula after Singapore launch 21 Jun 2017

Australia's Freedom Foods Group has launched a line of infant formula into Singapore and is eyeing entering the category in more markets this year.


Ferrero opens innovation centre in Singapore 14 Jun 2017

Kinder and Nutella owner Ferrero has opened an innovation centre in Singapore.


Confectioner Delfi dented by lower Indonesia sales 9 May 2017

Singapore-listed candy group Delfi has booked a fall in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2017 as a result of lower sales performance in Indonesia, its largest market.


Fraser and Neave books higher sales, profits from dairy 8 May 2017

Fraser and Neave, the Singapore-based food and drinks group, today (8 May) reported increased half-year sales and earnings from its dairies division.


Unilever, Lazada launch Asia e-commerce partnership 31 Mar 2017

Unilever has signed an agreement with the Alibaba-backed Lazada Group to "build the e-commerce industry's first end-to-end alliance", a move the Knorr maker said would "generate rapid growth for both businesses" across south-east Asia.


Irish dairy Ornua eyes south-east Asia push 22 Mar 2017

Ireland-based dairy business Ornua is lining up a fresh push into south-east Asia.


Delfi "optimistic" of continued growth in 2017 23 Feb 2017

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi today (23 February) reported higher annual profits, with its CEO John Chuang expressing optimism about the company seeing further growth this year.

Latest blogs

Wilmar International lifts lid on palm oil sourcing 22 Jan 2015

Singapore-based agribusiness giant Wilmar International is to publish more information on how it sources its palm oil, a move welcomed by environmentalists.


Olam to become "global leader" in cocoa with ADM deal 16 Dec 2014

Singapore-based agribusiness group Olam International is to become a major international cocoa supplier after announcing a US$1.3bn deal for Archer Daniel Midlands' cocoa business.