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Will Belvita win at breakfast in China? - analysis

Mondelez International has taken its breakfast biscuit concept, Belvita, to China in a bid to capture the attention of the young, time-poor...

Talking shop October 2015 - Wal-Mart, Auchan, X5

Multinational grocery retailers demonstrated a various different strategies to grow their sales and expand their consumer reach over the pas...

How global retailers target emerging markets

Global retailers have continued to expand into emerging markets, in spite of the political and economic turbulence seen in many of these cou...

Focus: How Vietnam-EU FTA will boost food sales

A free trade agreement initialled between the European Union and Vietnam last week, is set to stimulate trade for both the European and Viet...

Latest Interviews

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 2015

Ben Cooper

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.


Interview: Kikkoman innovates to stay ahead 4 Nov 2014

Julian Ryall

Like many Japanese food majors, soy sauce and seasonings group Kikkoman Corp. is battling an ageing domestic population. However, through innovation, Kikkoman is looking to meet changing consumer demand at home, while looking to expand further overseas. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman president and CEO Noriaki Horikiri to discuss the company's plans.

Latest News

Synutra lowers guidance on 9M sales, profit plunge 9 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese infant formula maker Synutra has blamed a competitive promotional environment and unfavourable foreign exchange rates for a fall in nine month sales and profits.


Dr Oetker to open new plant in India 8 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Dr Oetker, the German food group, is setting up a new plant in India, where it has been looking to expand production for over five years.


Nissin 9M sales, profits rise 8 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Nissin Foods Holdings has reported an increase in profits and sales for the first nine months of its financial year, following product launches, as well as higher sales in the Americas and China.


Kikkoman enjoys domestic and overseas growth 5 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese food maker Kikkoman has announced increased sales and profits for the first nine months of its financial year, citing positive sales in both its domestic and overseas markets.


Meiji Holdings profits up 5 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Meiji Holdings has reported higher nine-month profits, as the Japan-based dairy-to-confectionery group raised prices to offset raw material costs but also saw net sales grow in what it called "a favourable consumption environment".


China eyes further infant formula restrictions 3 Feb 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Infant formula manufacturers selling their products in China could see a tightening of restrictions under new proposals submitted to the World Trade Organization, limiting manufacturers to selling three brands.

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