The Food & Drink Business Podcast Ep12: Angeline Achariya from Simplot Australia on innovation

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to Simplot Australia innovation and growth executive director Angeline Achariya about what innovation in the food and beverage sector looks like.

The conversation starts with Angeline discussing her career and background in FMCG along with how she became involved with innovation. She explains how she defines innovation and the many factors involved in making improvements to existing operations and bringing new products to market.

Kim and Angeline discuss the importance of targeted innovation and on-going innovation along with the need for a diverse team.

We talk about why innovators aren't always the best executors, the importance of establishing an innovation culture and how innovation is about people, not processes.

Angeline also talks about innovation needing to produce a minimum viable concept and how collaboration with competitors can produce great results to help grow the market and train future employees.

There's plenty of great information in this episode and Angeline will be back in the future to share more of her experiences and industry insights.



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