The move from General Mills and Sodiaal to expand Yoplait into China is a significant step for the yoghurt brand. The potential of the Chine...
Brazil's economy slowed sharply in 2014 and is forecast to fall into recession this year. What impact could this have on dairy consumption i...
| 18 May 2015
Brazil's economy slowed sharply in 2014 and is forecast to fall into recession this year. What impact could this have on dairy consumption in the country? Paula Krizanovic investigates.
| 2 Jan 2015
The - relatively speaking - sluggishness of the Chinese economy has been a subject of debate in recent months and the country looks set to see GDP growth slow in 2015, which will only intensify competition in an already tough market. However, the prospects for India look brighter and a number of countries in south-east Asia offer opportunities. Dean Best reports.
| 30 Sep 2014
India is the world's largest raw milk producer and one of the biggest global markets for dairy products. While the participation of international dairies remains relatively low in the country, interest is increasing. Continued rapid demand growth presents a challenge and an opportunity for multinationals stepping up their operations in India - and the growing presence of foreign firms bodes well for the health of the sector itself. Katy Askew reports.
| 30 Sep 2014
Overseas dairy companies talk of the potential India can offer their business but the market remains challenging, not least when looking at its supply chain and infrastructure. However, there are ways international dairy players can gain a foothold in India's promising dairy sector.
| 31 Jul 2015
The results announced this week included improving sales and profits at Yakult, better earnings but lower sales at US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride and growth at Mexican dairy processor Grupo Lala.
| 24 Jul 2015
The Indian venture between Danone and Yakult is expanding its production capacity of probiotic fermented milk in response to rising demand.
| 30 Jan 2015
Japanese probiotics company Yakult booked an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings driven by strong overseas growth.
| 1 Dec 2014
The much-awaited campylobacter tests on supermarket chicken in the UK were published this week. On the mergers and acquisitions side, Abraaj raised its bid yet again for Bisco Misr. Conversely, Danone was reported to be mulling a sale of its shares in the Yakult business and Kerry Group was reportedly looking to offload its frozen ready-meals arm in the UK. Meanwhile, Ireland's Greencore published some strong annual results. Here is the week in quotes.
| 26 Nov 2014
Danone is reportedly weighing up whether to sell its 20% stake in Japanese group Yakult.
| 12 Nov 2014
The Indonesian unit of Japanese probiotic drinks giant Yakult has confirmed it will expand its production facility in East Java to meet growing demand in the country.
| 7 Nov 2014
Yakult has lifted its forecasts for annual sales and earnings after an increase in revenue and profits in the Japanese group's second quarter.
| 3 Sep 2014
Franck Riboud is to step down as CEO of Danone after 18 years at the helm of the French food giant. just-food takes a look at the highs and lows of Riboud's tenure.
| 21 May 2014
Japanese probiotics group Yakult has established its first US manufacturing facility in Fountain Valley, California.
| 6 Sep 2013
The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes trends and developments in the Mexican dairy sector, snack foods in the US, and frozen food production in China.
| 9 Aug 2013
Dairy's top five emerging markets, the outlook for convenience stores around the world and the performance of Whole Foods Market and European hypermarket operator Kaufland are among the topics featured in this week's just-food research round-up.
| 31 Jul 2013
First-quarter profits have jumped at probiotics group Yakult on the back of higher sales at home and abroad.
| 15 May 2013
A TV ad for Yakult yoghurt drink has been banned by the UK's advertising watchdog for implying health benefits that were not supported by an approved health claim.
| 13 May 2013
Japanese dairy products group Yakult has forecast rising annual revenue and earnings after seeing sales and profits grow in its last financial year.
| 26 Apr 2013
Danone and Japanese probiotic drinks group Yakult Honsha have ended a long-standing alliance and replaced it with a looser "cooperation framework".
| 6 Feb 2013
Danone has confirmed it will not make a hostile move to up its stake in Japanese probiotic drinks group Yakult Honsha.
| 19 Dec 2012
Yakult Honsha is set to exit Argentina after failing to achieve a profit in the country.
| 9 Nov 2012
Danone has declined to comment on reports it has resumed talks about potentially taking a larger stake in Japanese probiotic drinks manufacturer Yakult Honsha Co.
| 9 Nov 2012
Japan's Yakult Honsha Co. has invested in its fourth production facility in China.
| 9 Nov 2012
Japan's Yakult Honsha Co. said foreign exchange hit profits in the second quarter of its fiscal year.
| 26 Oct 2012
Featured reports from the just-food research store include global food and grocery retailing and functional food marketing in Asia Pacific.
| 15 May 2012
Japanese probiotic drinks manufacturer Yakult Honsha Co. has reportedly said it does not want top stakeholder Danone to lift its shareholding on concerns it might affect its independence.
| 29 Jul 2011
Japanese probiotic drinks manufacturer Yakult has revealed a plan to further expand in emerging markets including China, India and Brazil.
| 12 Jul 2011
Danone and Yakult in India have confirmed that they are looking for possible distribution synergies through a test in Pune city.
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