Indonesia’s business-to-business market platform for farmers AgriAku has secured US$35 million in a Series A funding round led by Alpha JWC Ventures as it looks to expand its team and product range. Existing backers Go-Ventures and MDI Ventures also joined the round, along with new investors such as BRI Ventures,...
Cargill has partnered with Rise Against Hunger to implement a two-year sustainable nutrition program designed to alleviate nutritional deficiency among the underprivileged B40 community as part of its commitment to Malaysia and its purpose of nourishing the world in a safe and sustainable way Over 160 volunteers from Cargill put...
Singapore has added Indonesia as a new source for the import of chilled, frozen and processed chicken, said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on 30 June. "Chickens from approved Indonesia establishments can now be imported in addition to existing sources such as Brazil, Thailand and Australia," said SFA in a...
TMG Ventures’ recent acquisition of Mikey’s Original New York Pizza, known as ‘The Home of the 18” Pizzas’ and NY Burger Co, a brand offering wholesome, authentic and hearty New York burgers, is opening up affordable franchise opportunities for local entrepreneurs. These acquisitions come on the heels of a strategic...
For the hot weather of Malaysia, the various flavours of ice cream are much welcomed desserts, especially with a rich and creamy texture like the ones available at LalaPop, the first alcohol-infused ice cream boutique under the Frozen umbrella. The outlet was open for business on 24 June and is...
Malaysia has partially eased the chicken exports ban to Singapore, allowing poultry importers to resume bringing live premium chickens. Exports of live coloured birds including kampung and black chicken, as well as all chicken-based products and parent stock day-old chicks are permitted, the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry said in...
Malaysian plant-based meat company Phuture is making a timely entry into the local food market through partnerships with leading brands at a time when food prices are increasing, and the country is facing a chicken shortage. According to research, Asia Pacific is set to experience a 200% surge by 2025...
Next Gen Foods, the maker of TiNDLE – the chicken made from plants, is rolling out the product in restaurants across Germany. It will debut across six of Germany’s biggest cities, across 40 sites with many more to come, partnering with over 20 of Germany’s top restaurants – in...
Chicken suppliers in Malaysia are rushing to send as many chickens as they can across the Causeway before the export ban kicks in tomorrow. Eight exporters, farmers and suppliers in Malaysia who spoke to The Straits Times on condition of anonymity said the sudden announcement by the Malaysian government to...
Malaysia’s move to restrict chicken exports may result in temporary disruptions to the supply  of chilled chicken in Singapore, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a statement, noting that frozen chicken options remain available to mitigate the shortfall. About 34% of Singapore’s chicken imports were from Malaysia last year,...
Oddle, an omnichannel F&B technology company, has announced the closing of a US$5 million funding. The financing was led by Altara Ventures, a technology venture capital firm headquartered in Singapore and investing across Southeast Asia. As the start-up continues to disrupt and revolutionise the food technology industry in the Asia...
Float Foods, a Singapore start-up enterprise pioneering food technologies and innovations in plant-based food, has been awarded ‘Best Health or Wellness Food’ at the World Food Innovation Awards 2022, for its plant-based OnlyEg White formulation. The eighth edition awards ceremony was held on 21 March during the International Food and...

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