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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.

Latest News

Singapore alternative-protein firm Growthwell invests in Israel's ChickP 29 Apr 2020

Growthwell Group, a Singapore-based alternative-protein business, has invested in an Israeli start-up following a consortium investment.


Singapore's Japfa sells dairy business stake in China to Japan's Meiji 16 Apr 2020

Singapore-based agri-food company Japfa is selling a minority stake in its dairy business unit in China.


Singapore launches initiative to foster local food production 8 Apr 2020

Singapore is putting up SGD30m (US$21m) to speed up local food production as it seeks to reduce its reliance on imports.


Singapore foodservice giant SATS snaps up UK peer Monty's Bakehouse 3 Mar 2020

Singapore-based foodservice heavyweight SATS has acquired a UK airline food specialist for GBP10.1m (US$12.9m).


Cultured milk start-up TurtleTree Labs gets investor backing 20 Jan 2020

TurtleTree Labs, a Singapore company developing cell-based milk, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from a group of investors.


Olam International reorganises business units, eyes listings 20 Jan 2020

Singapore-based agri-food company Olam International is reorganising its operations into two new business units.


Singapore's Fraser & Neave starts work on new innovation facility 18 Dec 2019

A subsidiary of Singapore-based conglomerate Fraser & Neave is building an "integrated" food and beverage manufacturing facility.


Asia food report highlights need for huge level of investment  20 Nov 2019

A report published today (20 November) looking at Asia's food and agricultural sector suggests there is a need for massive investment over the next decade.


Yogurt drinks part of new Singapore health regulations 14 Oct 2019

Yogurt drinks are among the list of beverage products on sale in Singapore that will need to have front-of-pack nutrition labels.


Private label gaining momentum in Asia Pacific - research 25 Sep 2019

Private label is gaining momentum in the Asia Pacific as consumer perceptions change, according to a report from data and analytics firm GlobalData. 

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.