Who said capitalism was dead in the new world order of prolific government handouts? The profit motive is at least alive and kicking in the sexed-up sanitiser sector, as both new and established participants grab on to what’s hopefully a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
With a new backer, Food Revolution Group is taking an aggressive approach to the Middle Kingdom. Further up the food chain, investors are trying to work out whether Costa Group’s issues are cyclical or more systemic
As Australia gets its head around the opportunity of supplying the Chinese market with “soft” commodities and edible products – instead of just shipping off rocks – there will be the inevitable mis-steps. You only have to think of the rhetoric of late last century, when Australia was mooted as the “food bowl of Asia,” as if the nation could grow massive amounts of bulk food to supply burgeoning Asian populations.