Honey companies and Maori collectives have met with Kiwi government representatives at a hui (Maori assembly), seeking faster government action and a better solution to issues wrought by recently implemented mānuka honey regulations.
New Zealand peanut butter firm Fix & Fogg has hedged its bets on high quality, healthier nuts and creative, New Zealand-themed product variations in an attempt to expand further in the Asia Pacific region.
A new report on the alternative proteins sector has identified experience, agriculture and branding as three of Australia’s key advantages to standing out in the global industry despite a sluggish start and stiff competition from the US, Asia and Europe.
The food and beverage industry in Australia is at odds with local health and consumer groups over calls by the latter to enforce usage of the Heath Stars Rating (HSR) System by food firms in the country as a mandatory requirement.
The food and retail industry in New Zealand has fired back against a recently-published study claiming that ‘junk food’ marketing that children are subjected to may cause them ‘physical, mental and moral harm’.
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced plans to extend operations of its Amatil X start-up accelerator platform into Indonesia, with a focus on areas such as sustainable packaging and distribution optimisation.
Australian researchers are calling for stricter governance over regulator FSANZ’s food-health relationship claims system, after arguing that 40.3% of product claims have not been proven with substantial evidence.
CP Kelco is eyeing aggressive APAC expansion with its recent global brand strategy launch, with the Philippines, Malaysia and Pakistan topping the list of countries for market entry, on the back of growing demand for plant-based protein and dairy alternatives.