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On the money: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

BRICs and beyond: Fonterra, Beingmate partnership

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and Chinese baby food maker Beingmate are to form a joint venture to try to capitalise on the exponential g...

Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for Griffin's

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in so...

Latest Interviews

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.


Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.

Latest News

Cherkizovo to up pork, poultry output in Voronezh 19 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Russian meat group Cherkizovo is looking to capitalise on existing assets in the south-western region of Voronezh by expanding pork and poultry production.


Taiwan ups punishment for food safety breaches 18 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

The Taiwanese government has unveiled plans to increase fines for food safety violations in the wake of this month's "gutter oil" scandal.


Strong demand sees BanaBay set up Shanghai office 17 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based fresh fruit producer BanaBay has opened an office in Shanghai.


Acquisition costs hit Del Monte Pacific Q1 12 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Del Monte Pacific racked up a net loss for the first quarter of its financial year as costs related to its US$1.68bn acquisition of Del Monte Foods dented the bottom line.


Chang Guann fined TWD50m in tainted oil scandal 12 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Taiwan's Chang Guann Co. - the firm accused of supplying 243 tonnes of tainted oil products to food companies - has been fined TWD50m (US$1.7m).


San Miguel confirms eyeing bid for United Biscuits 10 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Philippines food and beverage group San Miguel Corp. is weighing up a bid for UK snacks firm United Biscuits.

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