Five food and beverage companies have made the top ten most innovative manufacturing and consumer companies in Australia, in The Australian Financial Review’s annual Most Innovative Companies Awards.

A company reorganisation was the perfect time for Danone to bring its science-based specialised nutrition portfolio together under the Nutricia brand. Kim Berry spoke with Nutricia Oceania managing director Rodrigo Lima.

Australian SMEs will be featured on the Amazon Launchpad platform designed to give them access to the company’s retail expertise and infrastructure.

Labelmakers Group is set to acquire the country's biggest linerless labels producer, Le Mac Australia. The transaction, for an undisclosed sum, is expected to be completed next month.

Red tape will be cut and the granting of licences increased for medicinal cannabis, Health minister Greg Hunt has announced.

Australian company Made By Cow has launched the world’s first cold pressed raw milk. Using its new, patented method, approved by the NSW Food Authority, Made By Cow uses milk from a single Jersey herd on the New South Wales south coast.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expressed preliminary competition concerns about Saputo's proposed acquisition of the Tasmanian-based cheese business of competitor Lion Dairy & Drinks.

The Chinese State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) has proposed five changes to the registration process of the country's infant formula milk powder.

Vaughan Constructions will build the new $135 million Melbourne Fresh Distribution Centre for Woolworths. It will be co-located with the supermarket's meat supplier Hilton Meats' production facility.

Two-thirds of Yowie Group (ASX:YOW) shareholders have voted against the removal of director Louis Carroll from the board following a request of resolutions by major stakeholder Keybridge Capital.

Fonterra will sell a portion of its stake in Beingmate Baby & Child Food Company as part of its efforts to turn the business around. CEO Miles Hurrell said: “We are still very much focused on the areas in China where we can succeed.”

Global consciousness is rising around the impact of food production and consumption. Food consultant Sharon Natoli looks at this growing driver of consumers’ food purchasing decisions.

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is funding a new industry-led grant program, Fight Food Waste SME Solutions Centre, to help small-to-medium enterprises find solutions to their agri-food waste challenges.

Lion-owned beer brand Little Creatures has opened its first venue and microbrewery in San Francisco's Mission Bay, which will sell a range of beers imported from Australia and feature 36 taps with beers brewed exclusively on-site.

Campbell Soup Company announced it signed a definitive agreement for the sale of Arnott’s and other international operations to global investment firm, KKR, for US$2.2 billion.