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Synutra saw sales of branded formula improveCHINA: Infant formula firm Synutra hails "strong" Q3 results

12 February 2014

Chinese infant formula firm Synutra International has reported "strong" quarterly results, with sales and earnings better than it expected.

FRANCE: Synutra starts building work for drying facility

15 January 2014

Chinese infant formula firm Synutra International has started construction of a drying facility for powdered milk and fat-enriched demineralised whey in Carhaix in France.

China briefing: Multinationals face shifting formula landscape

29 November 2013

Multinational companies have dominated China's infant formula market but domestic companies are, with government support, looking to bolster their position with demand expected to remain buoyant. Wang Fangqing in Shanghai reports.

CHINA: Synutra moves to H1 profit

11 November 2013

Chinese infant formula group Synutra International has moved to a profit in the first half of its financial year.

CHINA: Synutra records "pleasing" Q1 performance

9 August 2013

Chinese infant formula group Synutra International said it was "pleased" with the performance and ongoing recovery of its core business as it booked an increase in first-quarter earnings and sales.

Best bits: Asia drives more Europe dairy consolidation

5 July 2013

The prospect of tapping growing demand for dairy in markets in Asia has driven another deal in Europe's dairy sector - this time a merger between two French processors, Sodiaal and 3A.

CHINA: Infant formula firm Synutra claims progress after challenging year

14 June 2013

Chinese infant formula firm Synutra International has insisted it has seen its core business return to profitability in the fourth quarter at the end of a year which saw sales fall and losses widen.

CHINA: Synutra cuts forecasts again after Q3 results

12 February 2013

Chinese infant formula group Synutra International has again cut its full-year financial forecasts after reporting a loss in the third quarter of its fiscal year.

CHINA: Synutra appoints Cai to CFO role

21 December 2012

Chinese infant formula group Synutra International has appointed Ning Cai as its CFO.

CHINA: Synutra books Q2 loss, lowers outlook

12 November 2012

Chinese infant formula group Synutra International has lowered its full-year outlook for a second time, having booked a second-quarter loss.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

24 September 2012

This week's coverage on just-food had the World Retail Congress at its centre. The event, held in London, heard Tesco CEO Philip Clarke say retailers should look to "mass personalisation". It also gave us the chance to interview India's Future Group on the country's reforms to allow more foreign investment into its retail sector.

FRANCE: Sodiaal, Synutra sign investment deal

17 September 2012

French dairy co-operative Sodiaal has signed a partnership deal with Chinese infant formula firm Synutra for the construction of a milk-drying facility in France.

US/CHINA: Synutra International trims FY guidance on slow Q1

10 August 2012

China-focused infant formula firm Synutra International has cut its full-year sales and profit guidance following a weaker-than-expected first quarter.

CHINA: Infant formula firm Synutra swings to FY profit

15 June 2012

Chinese infant formula firm Synutra returned to profitability in its last financial year as it recovered from the impact of a food safety scandal in the previous 12 months.

BRICs and beyond: Fresh concerns over food safety in China

19 January 2012

The Chinese New Year is marked on Monday (23 January) but the same old questions over the safety of food made in the country have reared their head once again. Contaminated milk at Mengniu Dairy has renewed consumer concern and infant-formula maker Synutra International found itself linked to the death of a baby boy. Chinese food makers are working on improving supply chains but there is still much more to do, as Dean Best reports.

CHINA: Tests prove no link to infant deaths - Synutra

13 January 2012

Chinese infant formula maker Synutra International said today (13 January) that government tests proved its products were not linked to the death of a child.

CHINA: Synutra CFO Yang resigns

30 August 2011

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Synutra International has announced the resignation of CFO Donghao Yang.

CHINA: Synutra books Q1 loss

10 August 2011

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Synutra has posted a first-quarter loss as a decision to stop selling industrial milk powder hit sales.

Category crunch: Infant formula in China - part 1

30 June 2011

just-food's latest category crunch looks at the infant formula sector in China, an industry often rocked in the last decade by concerns over product safety but one that domestic and international manufacturers believe has the potential for rapid growth. Petah Marian reports.

Category crunch: Infant formula in China - part 2

30 June 2011

In part two of just-food's category crunch on China's infant formula sector, Petah Marian reports on how product development has reacted to the fears over product safety.

CHINA: Synutra FY losses widen

15 June 2011

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Synutra saw losses widen during the 2011 fiscal year, as it was hit by a food safety scandal earlier in the year.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

18 February 2011

Yet more 2010 financial results this week but, with the likes of Nestle, Danone and Dean Foods reporting, the market was keen to hear how some of the largest manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic were dealing with the fragile economic recovery and with soaring commodity costs. In the retail sector, just-food took a look at Germany's grocery sector and we analysed why Nelson Peltz's Trian fund has tabled a US$7bn takeover bid for US retailer Family Dollar Stores. Click on the headlines to find out more.

FRANCE/CHINA: Synutra and Sodiaal join forces on infant milk

17 February 2011

Chinese powdered baby milk specialist Synutra is set to invest between EUR65m and EUR80m in building a production plant in the French region of Brittany.

CHINA: Synutra continues to feel impact of milk scandal

4 February 2011

Chinese infant food manufacturer Synutra International has said that it continues to feel the financial impact of unsubstantiated claims that its products caused premature breast growth in three infant girls.

CHINA: Synutra sales hit by media allegations

5 November 2010

Synutra International has said that false media allegations over the safety of its products had "significantly" hurt its second quarter.

CHINA: Mengniu denies Synutra smear campaign

21 October 2010

Chinese dairy company Mengniu has denied allegations that it spread rumours that baby formula made by rival Synutra International caused infant girls to grow breasts.

CHINA: Synutra sues over early development claims

1 September 2010

Synutra International is starting legal proceedings to get a formal apology from Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings following the television station's reports that its infant milk caused premature development in infants.

CHINA: Beijing clears Synutra in infant milk scare

16 August 2010

The Chinese Ministry of Health has found no clinical evidence to link Synutra's infant milk products and premature breast growth in three infant girls.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

13 August 2010

Concerns over the grain crisis in Russia trickled down through the financial results this week, with companies like Nestle and Sara Lee hinting at possible price increases due to increased commodity prices.

CHINA: Fonterra defends product safety amid Synutra link

11 August 2010

Fonterra has been forced to publicly defend the quality of its products amid allegations that Chinese customer and infant formula maker Synutra has sold milk powder that has caused premature breast development in three girls.

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