Trade and economy leaders in Dubai are looking to position the city as the main food hub in the region, calling for more investment from international food firms and claiming its ‘political stability and ease of doing business’ are major draws.
In Israel, interest in food tech ranges from alternative proteins to food waste, vertical farming to delivery robots. Which areas have ecosystem majors pinpointed as particularly strong growth opportunities?
For the co-founders of the better-for-you Asian American food startup immi, the most exciting part of closing their seed fundraise wasn’t the $3.8m that will help them relaunch an improved version of their low-carb, high-protein, plant-based instant ramen...
Australian mushroom-based meat firm Fable Food is making plans for widespread international expansion as well as intensive new product development using the fresh funding obtained from its latest seed round.
Australia needs to make policy and investment adjustments to prioritise new product development, sustainable packaging and digitalisation in the food and grocery manufacturing to secure growth – otherwise it faces stagnation or decline by 2030.
Cultivated product firms with pioneering technology, a wide geographical focus and a strategy involving both short- and long-term revenue gains hold an advantage in terms of securing investments, according to ex-Beyond and Impossible Foods VC fund MD.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is stepping up its programme to attract food-tech companies that are developing solutions across ‘land, sea and space’ to the region. ADIO Director General His Excellency Dr Tariq Bin Hendi tells FoodNavigator that...
Start-ups with a focus on technology related to F&B supply chains and alternative protein product development are in the strongest positions to attract investments in the post-COVID-19 era all across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)-based F&B start-ups received US$20 million in funding, and clinched 8% of deals in H1 2019, amidst findings that investor interest in the region’s food and beverage sector is on the rise.
Food and beverage giant Danone has re-entered the dairy market in India with a US$25mn (INR1.82bn) investment in local yoghurt company Epigamia, a move that analysts say could ‘lay the path of its revival’ in the country.
A new programme for entrepreneurs who want to create cutting-edge solutions for a more sustainable food supply has been unveiled in Hong Kong by accelerator Brinc and plant-based protein / clean meat firm JUST.
Following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) comments over a potential lack of competition should Saputo’s purchase of Murray Goulburn go ahead, the Canadian company has said it will sell the plant in question so its takeover...
A division of China's state-run investment fund is believed to be among the front runners to snap up Australian vitamin maker Nature's Care, as it embarks on its second sale attempt with a price tag of around $1bn.
India has already attracted over US$180m in foreign direct investment in the new fiscal year, and has been witnessing growing interest from foreign food companies, according to the food processing minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
India’s food processing minster has returned home after a trade tour to Japan, where she met executives of close to a dozen food companies in a bid to attract them to invest in production in India—at a time when few others are following that route.
New Zealand supplement and health food manufacturers are likely targets for merger and acquisition activity over the next year, with private equity firms, notably from China, increasingly looking to splash the cash.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has welcomed the first large-scale Vietnamese agricultural investment in the country – the purchase of an AU$18 million ($13.6m) cattle station by An Vien Pastoral Holding and Agriculture Company in the Northern Territory.
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has made a rare foray into into the food industry after concluding a deal to buy half of Adeptio Holdings, which recently acquired a 67% stake in Kuwait Food Co., otherwise known as Americana.
The government will soon introduce a scheme to develop crop-specific infrastructure that is designed enable farmers to become entrepreneurs and start their own food-processing or cold-chain transportation businesses.
In the first of a two-part interview, DuPont’s Asia president for health and nutrition Dr Li Yongjing discusses the initial turbulence created by the ongoing merger with Dow, and explains why he believes the new relationship will make the firm better...
A Chinese investment management company will establish a specialist food and agriculture fund worth up to A$1bn (US$760m) in Australia to establish a vertically integrated supply chain between the countries.
Singapore-based agri-food company, Japfa, which focuses on supplying protein staples to emerging Asian markets, has announced the purchase by a global investment firm of over 10% of its interest in PT Japfa Cornfeed Indonesia.