Africa chocolate supply chain

Can Africa milk chocolate?

While Europe has long dominated chocolate, Africa supplies its most vital ingredient – cocoa, producing and exporting more than two-thirds of the world supply. Europe holds a global…

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Long road to meat-free future

Dutch banker Rabobank and US-based CoBank have both released reports examining the future for alternative proteins. While acknowledging that alternative proteins such as the Impossible Burger and Beyond…

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Is it the end of the road for co-ops?

The well-publicised downfall of Murray Goulburn (MG) – the Australian dairy industry’s largest cooperative has been well documented. The recent announcement of an impending sale to Canada’s Saputo…

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Is convenience always King?

Bodega has been labelled the most hated start-up in the US, accused of cultural misappropriation, and wanting to put beloved mom and pop stores – where many immigrants…

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Australia not Asia-ready

Recent research on Australia’s top 200 companies indicates they are not positioned to effectively utilise the Australian-Asia relationship to do business in the region.

The research was conducted by…

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Don’t beat them, buy them

Large food and beverage multinationals have changed their strategy when it comes to the smaller, cooler and more agile rivals. Where once they may have used their dominance…

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Craft beer gets serious

Craft beer makers BrewDog have turned a niche company into a billion-dollar business in 10 years. BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie started out in Dickie’s mother’s…

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