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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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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.

Singapore steps up campaign against sugar to tackle diabetes rates 20 Feb 2018

Singapore is stepping up its campaign to reduce sugar in food and drink, seven months after launching a SGD20m (US$15.2m) healthier food scheme last year targeting ingredients suppliers.

Asian confectioner Delfi rejigs executive team 2 Oct 2017

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi has announced an executive reorganisation and senior management appointments.

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.

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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.