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BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of...

Focus: Trade restrictions hitting Russian outlook

In a period of escalating international tensions, Russia is turning to the use of trade restrictions as a political weapon. This adds a laye...

Carrefour's Indian exit highlights challenges

Carrefour's move to exit India underlines the ongoing challenges international retailers and food manufacturers face in the market where res...

BRICs and beyond: China's slowing biscuit market

China's biscuit market has seen rapid growth in recent years. However, as the category matures the pace of expansion is slowing. With catego...

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The rise of Vietnam: Nestle eyes faster growth 12 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Vietnam is an up-and-coming emerging market that is gaining increasing attention as international companies seek out fresh avenues of growth. Nestle first established an office in the country in 1912. In the 1990s the company took its presence in Vietnam to the next level with the establishment of a local subsidiary. Today, the firm is focused on accelerating growth in the market. Katy Askew spoke to Rashid Aleem Qureshi, MD of Nestle Vietnam, to find out more about the group's plans in the country.

Arla looks to grow Chinese cheese category 2 May 2014

Katy Askew

Arla Foods has a sizeable presence in infant nutrition and long-life milk categories in China and the company is now working to develop the long-term potential of cheese in the country. To this end, the European dairy cooperative is opening a cheese innovation facility in Beijing. Senior vice president Frede Juulsen, who is responsible for Arla's business in China, spoke to just-food about the company's plans in the market.

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A2 Milk gets OK for formula exports to China 23 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has received the green light from the Chinese authorities to start shipping its A2 Platinum brand infant formula back into the country.

Amira secures Ratnadeep listing in India 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Rice manufacturer Amira Nature Foods has announced the launch of a range of products in Ratnadeep supermarkets in India.

Britannia hit by strike action 18 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Indian biscuit manufacturer Britannia Industries has confirmed strike action by contract labour has hit production at a factory in Delhi.

Nissin envisions "global brand" after United deal 17 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Japanese food group Nissin Foods Holdings has insisted its sponsorship deal with Manchester United is the "first step" to become a "true global brand".

Documents reveal COFCO corruption warnings 15 Jul 2014

Wang Fangqing

Documents from China's anti-graft watchdog show the extent of its warnings to COFCO - China's largest state-owned food manufacturer and trader - that it faces a risk of potential corruption.

General Mills opens innovation centre in China 15 Jul 2014

Dean Best

General Mills today (15 July) opened its first innovation centre in China and signalled its belief it could tap into demand for healthier and more convenient products in the country.

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