Indonesia's dairy market has enjoyed solid expansion in the last decade. With China's economy cooling, more attention is being paid to other...
Indonesia has become one of the world's largest markets for infant formula by volume, supported by demographic trends such as a large – and...
| 2 Nov 2015
Indonesia's dairy market has enjoyed solid expansion in the last decade. With China's economy cooling, more attention is being paid to other markets in south-east Asia, suggesting Indonesia could become of growing interest. However, the country has seen its own economic slowdown and its dairy sector has a series of significant challenges to surmount. Dean Best reports.
| 27 Oct 2015
Indonesia has become one of the world's largest markets for infant formula by volume, supported by demographic trends such as a large – and young – population. However, the country's economic situation means selling prices are low. Meanwhile, poor sanitation and high poverty levels leave infant formula makers in a very precarious position, with their products linked to infant mortality. Katy Askew looks at the potential and pitfalls of selling infant formula in Indonesia.
| 30 Sep 2015
Indonesia is south-east Asia's largest consumer market and is central to the growth strategy of many an international packaged food manufacturer eyeing or operating in the region. However, Indonesia's economy has slowed in recent years, hitting consumer spending, while there are concerns over issues from infrastructure to regulation. just-food gives a run-down of the issues in Indonesia strategy executives need to consider.
| 17 Jul 2015
Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the impact of China's recent economic slowdown is affecting companies in our sector.
| 28 Mar 2013
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has increased its focus on emerging economies as the battle among global dairy companies for a share of high-growth markets in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America intensifies. This strategy has proven fruitful, with emerging markets making a sizeable contribution to group revenues and offering scope for future growth. just-food's Jonathan Dyson spoke to Fonterra CFO Jonathan Mason in Auckland yesterday (27 March) about how the world's leading dairy exporter plans to exploit this opportunity.
| 29 Oct 2009
How to source palm oil is vexing the minds of many in the food industry. Growing consumer awareness of the links between palm oil, deforestation, the threat to wildlife and products on supermarket shelves is encouraging manufacturers and retailers to look for sustainable sources. However, only a few have grasped the nettle and, as Adam Harrison, senior food and agriculture officer for the WWF tells Dean Best, the industry needs to do much, much more - and quickly.
| 23 Nov 2015
US group ConAgra Foods, fresh from agreeing to sell the bulk of its own-label business, set out plans to split its remaining operations in two. Staying in the US, Glanbia struck a deal to buy protein foods maker ThinkThin, while local distributor Pompeian Group is to merge with Spanish olive oil co-op DCOOP. Olive oil was under scrutiny in Italy, where a clutch of products face a regulatory investigation over claims products are being mis-sold as extra virgin olive oil.
| 19 Nov 2015
Fonterra has announced plans to sell its 50% stake in its US joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America.
| 17 Nov 2015
Dairy giant Fonterra, which has been cutting jobs in a bid to generate savings and improve its performance, has made a further wave of redundancies.
| 16 Nov 2015
Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, has lifted its forecast range for earnings per share amid what it called "the ongoing improvement" in its performance.
| 11 Nov 2015
Fonterra has doubled its production capacity of the "high value" ingredient lactoferrin.
| 31 Oct 2015
Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., the Chinese infant formula producer, has booked a nine-month loss of CNY215.9m (US$34.2m), with sales down by more than 23%.
| 30 Oct 2015
Fonterra has confirmed the sale of its nine percent stake in Bega Cheese in a bid to focus its investments on more value add products.
| 30 Oct 2015
Fonterra has set up a site in China to develop products to supply foodservice customers in the country.
| 30 Oct 2015
This week the World Health Organization confirmed findings of a link between processed meat consumption and colorectal cancer - sparking fierce debate in and around the industry. Elsewhere, Snyder's-Lance agreed a deal to buy Kettle Chips owner Diamond Foods for US$1.91bn. And just-food interviewed Bonduelle CFO Gregory Sanson, who hinted at the firm's renewed ambitions for M&A. Here is the week in quotes.
| 28 Oct 2015
Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate has announced it is entering into a joint venture with South Korea's Maeil Dairies.
| 27 Oct 2015
Fonterra is launching its Anchor dairy brand into Ethiopia and Australia.
| 9 Oct 2015
Nestle and R&R Ice Cream confirmed that they are in joint venture talks, a tie up that could reshape the global ice cream sector. Meanwhile the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed - to mixed reactions from the food sector. Here are just-food's quotes of the week.
| 6 Oct 2015
After five years negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries - including the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - have struck a deal that will reduce tariffs and trade barriers in the region.
| 25 Sep 2015
Former Peanut Corporation of America CEO Stewart Parnell was this week sentenced to 28 years in jail over a fatal salmonella outbreak in the US seven years ago, prompting debate over how different outbreaks are viewed. In Russia, the country's deputy PM said Moscow would ban the use of GMOs in food production. And ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly explained the company's approach to its brands after seeing some progress in recent weeks.
| 25 Sep 2015
Russia this week reportedly ruled out the use of GMOs in its food production, a further stiffening of its position on the issue. In the US, meanwhile, the Obama administration announced plans to halve food waste in 15 years. And, among a series of stories out of France, came news of raids from the country's competition watchdog on compote manufacturers.
| 24 Sep 2015
Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy group, today (24 September) booked higher annual profits despite lower sales.
| 21 Sep 2015
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announced a further 227 job losses today (21 September) as part of its on-going business review, adding to the 523 job cuts announced in July.
| 24 Aug 2015
Beingmate, the Chinese infant formula maker, has posted a loss for the first half of the year, blaming competition in the sector.
| 21 Aug 2015
This week, Emmi reported a rise in first half profits on the back of stronger margins while Petra's profit suffered as a result of a slowing economy in Indonesia. We also took a look at what the easing of trade sanctions in Iran could mean for international food makers. Here is the week in quotes.
| 17 Aug 2015
Fonterra has launched a children's milk range in China under the Anchor brand.
| 7 Aug 2015
Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, has warned current global dairy prices are "unsustainably low" and starting to hit production levels.
| 7 Aug 2015
Activist US investor Bill Ackman got the market talking this week with the disclosure he has invested in Mondelez International. Could he be betting on an eventual bid for the Cadbury owner from the new Kraft Heinz Co.? Meanwhile, the row over the Maggi continued, with India's food safety watchdog brushing off tests that appeared to clear Nestle's noodles. And three UK snacks businesses hit the headlines. The owners of Nakd owner Natural Balance Foods are weighing up their options, Bear owner Urban Fresh Foods is looking at ways to expand internationally - which could involve investment in the business. And crisp firm Tyrrells snapped up an Australian snack maker.
| 14 Nov 2014
Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is reportedly looking to tap into rising demand in China for premium infant formula.
| 24 Apr 2014
The true impact of the Fonterra milk scare and the subsequent recall looks like it is surfacing, after Danone's subsidiary Nutricia announced a supply shortage in Australia and New Zealand.
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