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Focus: Has Hershey's international push backfired?

Compared to many food sector giants, Hershey's expansion on the international stage was relatively recent. Stepping up Hershey's presence ov...

Has Yoplait adopted best strategy for China?

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...

Focus: What impact will Nestle's Maggi scare have?

Dramatic scenes emerged from India today (5 June) as television cameras showed rowdy consumers burning Nestle's Maggi branded noodles in a b...

just-food's pick: Products on show at SIAL China

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most pri...

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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.


just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam 2 Sep 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.

Latest News

China's Dali Food Group "mulls Hong Kong IPO" 3 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese biscuit maker Dali Foods Group is reportedly planning to raise US$1.5bn in a Hong Kong initial public offering in September.


Sodiaal's Candia signs China JV 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

French milk producer Candia, part of the dairy co-operative Sodiaal, is to set up its first joint venture in China as part of plans to broaden its reach in the country.


McCormick bucks peers with growth in China 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. has reported growth from its consumer-facing business in China, a market where a number of its peers have stuttered in recent quarters.


Nissin withdraws Top Ramen in India 1 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Indo Nissin, the Indian unit of Japanese food giant Nissin, has confirmed the withdrawal of its Top Ramen noodles from the market following a request from the country's food regulator.


Nestle cleared to export India-made Maggi noodles 30 Jun 2015

Dean Best

Nestle can continue exporting Maggi noodles made in India, the high court in Mumbai has ruled, although the ban on the sale of the product domestically remains in force.


American Lorain launches Chinese Fritters 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

American Lorain Group has launched a new product in China in a bid to boost its presence in the domestic breakfast market.

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