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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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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. 


Brazil's BRF sells stake in Singapore-based SATS Food Services 5 Sep 2019

Brazilian meat heavyweight BRF said today (5 September) it is selling its stake in a frozen meat venture in Singapore.


Singapore launches agri-food accelerator 26 Jul 2019

The Singaporean government has joined forces with an accelerator operator to launch a programme aimed at fostering innovation among nascent agri-food businesses.


Singapore's Shiok Meats gets investment backing for cell-cultured shrimp 2 May 2019

Shiok Meats, a Singapore-based start-up developing cell-cultured foods, has secured funding from a wide range of investors across the Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.


Singapore backs lab-grown meat under billion dollar innovation programme 29 Mar 2019

Singapore is allocating SGD144m (US$106.3m) to help foster food-related innovation including lab-grown meat.


Delfi brings in Heineken executive Koo Liang Kwee as CFO to replace Francis Ryan 31 Aug 2018

Singapore confectioner Delfi has announced that its chief financial officer Francis Benedict Ryan, known as Ben, is to retire.


Confectionery giant Lotte Group signs Singapore sales deal with DKSH 20 Aug 2018

Asian confectionery heavyweight Lotte Group is partnering with DKSH, a sales and marketing organisation with a focus on the region.


Singapore relaxes restrictions on Scottish beef, but controls remain for rest of UK 1 May 2018

Singapore is relaxing restrictions on beef imports from Scotland, but England, Wales and Ireland still remain under certain controls.


Delfi buys Van Houten chocolate brand licence for US$13m 13 Apr 2018

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi has entered into an agreement with peer Hershey and chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut which will see it acquire the regional licence for the Van Houten chocolate and cocoa products brand.

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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.