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Which meat groups have stakes in alt-meat?

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manu...

How to avoid FDI turning into a nightmare

Dreaming of an international expansion for your company? Consider these cautionary tips from FDI consultant Douglas van den Berghe first....

Covid sweetens China interest in functional candy

That Covid-19 has increased demand for healthier products is being seen in markets worldwide. In China, the trend is creating opportunities...

How Covid has shaped Brazil frozen-food market

Brazilian consumers have shown greater interest in frozen food over the last year and demand for healthier options has grown....

Latest Interviews

"We want to replicate the taste of meat in the healthiest way" – Brazilian plant-based protein firm The New wants to stand apart as market builds 7 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The New is a fledgling plant-based protein business based in beef-loving Brazil. We hear from co-founder Bruno Fonseca about the company's ambitions domestically and overseas.


"We want to be Asia's leading plant-nutrition company" – Growthwell Group's Justin Chou on how Singapore alt-protein firm plans to grow 20 Jan 2021

Dean Best

Growthwell Group executive director Justin Chou on the Singapore alt-protein firm's plans, which involve expansion in Asia and a vision for a presence along the supply chain.

Latest News

Brazil's JBS earmarks investment for seven domestic plants 21 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat major JBS has announced it plans to invest in a number of domestic plants over the next three years.


Mexico's Sigma invests in plant-based start-up The Live Green Co. 20 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Mexico-based food group Sigma Alimentos has acquired a minority stake in a Chile-headquartered, plant-based start-up for an undisclosed sum.


Meggle to close Bulgaria dairy plant 20 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

German dairy firm Meggle Group is to close a plant in eastern Europe as part of a regional restructuring exercise, it has announced.


Dutch Lady Milk Industries plans new dairy facility in Malaysia 19 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

Malaysia dairy business Dutch Lady Milk Industries is planning a new production facility in south-east Asia to replace an aged plant.


China D2C dairy business Adopt A Cow gets KKR backing 19 Apr 21

Dean Best

The buy-out house said the Chinese firm had a "disruptive strategy to change the way dairy is produced, marketed and sold to customers".


Nestle joins Magnit-led Russia initiative to promote healthy food 16 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

A raft of consumer goods companies have joined an initiative in Russian to promote healthy food and beverages.



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