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.
11 November 2013
Chinese infant formula group Synutra International has moved to a profit in the first half of its financial year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 December 2012
Chinese infant formula group Synutra International has appointed Ning Cai as its CFO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30 August 2011
Chinese infant formula manufacturer Synutra International has announced the resignation of CFO Donghao Yang.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 November 2010
Synutra International has said that false media allegations over the safety of its products had "significantly" hurt its second quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 August 2010
Chinese infant formula maker Synutra International has hit back at "irresponsible" reports that allege a link between hormone levels in its milk powder to premature development and sexual precocity.
10 August 2010
Synutra International, the Chinese infant formula maker, has swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter.