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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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OmniFoods unveils faux fish range

“Now, we can enjoy fish and chips without harming the ocean,” said Green Monday co-founder and CEO David Yeung.

Tyson Foods to launch plant-based foods in Australia

“Our plant-based launch will complement our existing assets across Thailand, Malaysia and Australia where we offer a ran...

Australia’s largest meat company paralysed by cyber attack

JBS Foods operates 47 manufacturing plants around Australia and employs 11,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.

Beef prices rise as global supply gets ‘very tight’ – Rabobank

Regional and local factors are putting pressure on beef prices globally, says Rabobank research.

Greater China drives profit growth for Fonterra

CEO Miles Hurrell said the company achieved higher margins and reduced its operating expenditure, despite the challenges...

Australian startup ends single-use plastics in cleaning products

"Most homes have many bottles of cleaning products cluttering cupboards which ultimately get thrown away and end up in l...

Nestle buys Nuun as it continues to boost its nutritional portfolio

Nuun is the top-selling sports drink supplement brand in running, cycling, outdoor and natural foods stores in the US.

Arnott’s buys Kiwi biscuit maker 180 Degrees

From a small range of crackers 20 years ago, Kiwi cracker company now has trans-Tasman distribution.

Pepsi virtual restaurant matches fizz with foods

'Fast beverage' restaurant delivery concept features a menu and experience literally built around the idea of what foods...

Bubs Australia ends China joint venture, to go it alone

Select employees will transfer from the joint venture to the new company and Bubs is actively recruiting senior executiv...

FMCG giants join global innovation fund to help startups solve eco issues

"We want to supercharge adoption of sustainable solutions by funding and accelerating fantastic innovations that will ch...

FMCG brands will boost digital ad spend as consumers stick to online

While 74 per cent of Australian consumers still like the in-store experience 24 per cent prefer online.

BWS to offer one-hour delivery guarantee, boost drive-thru service

BWS is also increasing its focus on drive-thrus, after the 220 stores offering the service proved to be the best perform...

Walmart leads US$2.75bn investment in self-driving car startup Cruise

Cruise's relationship with Walmart includes a trial delivery service in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced in November.

Swisse eyes resurgence after Covid-related sales slump

Last year’s sales revenue fell to $260 million after the loss of personally ferried orders from Australia to Mainland Ch...

Nestle to move Allen’s production from New Zealand to Victoria

“It has been a commercial decision made after careful consideration of the benefits of simplifying and consolidating man...

Chinese ‘investigation’ into wine dumping leads to five-year duty ruling

China’s final determination does not result in any change to Treasury's plans to expand into other markets.

Patties Foods buys healthy ready-meals business

Fitness Outcomes had run out of production capacity after experiencing strong demand from consumers seeking healthy, pre...

Queensland ‘Fair Go’ dairy licensing scheme wins ACCC clearance

‘Fair Go Dairy’ logo may be used on dairy products that contain at least 80 per cent unprocessed milk produced by Queens...

Murray River Organics hits Woolworths confectionery aisles nationwide

The plant-based products rollout follows a five-month test of the range in selected Woolworths stores which proved custo...