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How food export bans, from India to Argentina, risk fuelling inflation

India is one of at least 19 countries that have introduced food export restrictions since the war in Ukraine sent prices...

Plastic sachets: How a waste crisis spiraled as big brands cashed in

A Reuters investigation has found that London-listed Unilever, a pioneer in selling sachets, has privately fought to der...

Wine Australia shuts China office as exports slump

China was Australia's largest market for wine exports until in 2020 the country began an anti-dumping probe into imports...

UN campaign toughens standards for company net-zero plans

The new rules follow a period of consultation between more than 200 independent experts and will affect many of the worl...

Goodbye Golden Arches: rebranded McDonald’s stores reopen in Russia

McDonald's last month said it was selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its local licensees, Alexander Govor.

Antipodean dairy firms line up to follow Bubs into the US

Shares in a2 Milk closed more than 10 per cent higher, while Bubs Australia shot up 40 per cent.

Bubs Australia to ship at least 1.25 million baby formula cans to US

Some of it is currently in stock for transport and more will be produced by the Australian company in the coming weeks a...

How Asia’s war on inflation is impacting food supply

From export bans to price controls, governments in Asia are taking a much more targeted approach than their Western coun...

India’s Reliance to buy dozens of brands in $6.5bn consumer goods play

Reliance plans to build a portfolio of 50 to 60 grocery, household and personal care brands within six months and is hir...

Mondelez flags profit hit from Ukraine crisis

Mondelez expects a 3-cent hit to its adjusted per share earnings in 2022 and a $200 million impact on its revenue.

European beauty manufacturers face supply crisis amid Ukraine-Russia war

European perfume- and cosmetics-makers face shortages of paper, glass, and some key oils and alcohols, as Russia's invas...

Japan researchers develop electric chopsticks to enhance salty taste

Excess sodium intake is related to increased incidence of high blood pressure, strokes and other ailments.

Australia under fire for shipping plastic trash as ‘fuel’

The licence granted to Cleanaway Waste Management and ResourceCo is the first confirmation that Australia will ship plas...

Unilever under pressure to show sustainability focus is good for business

In 2019, months after taking over as CEO, Jope said "brands without a purpose will have no long-term future with Unileve...

Crunch time: Japan’s ‘miracle’ snack gets first price hike after decades

Tokyo-based Yaokin Corp is increasing the price of Umaibo by 2 yen ($.02) apiece to 12 yen from April due to higher cost...

Unilever says GSK consumer arm ‘strong strategic fit’ for business

The update comes after GSK confirmed over the weekend that it had rejected the Unilever offer for its consumer healthcar...

Tasty TV: Japanese professor creates lickable screen

"The goal is to make it possible for people to have the experience of something like eating at a restaurant on the other...

P&G recalls Aussie product after carcinogens found

P&G did not disclose the number of recalled products, which were distributed through retail and online outlets.

New China import rules bring headaches for food and beverage makers

"We're heading for major disruptions after Jan. 1," said a Beijing-based diplomat from a European country who is assisti...

P&G faces shortage of recycled plastic in race to meet sustainability goals

Global supply chain issues are making obtaining environmentally sound packaging materials more difficult.