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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...

Comment: FSSAI's antagonism on Maggi is lose-lose

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has taken a hard line on Nestle's Maggi brand. But – with Nestle's strong international foo...

BRICs and beyond: Kam Tai's Chinese growth story

Last year, more than 400 local companies in Dongguan, a major manufacturing city in China's southerly Guangdong province, went bankrupt as C...

Mead Johnson wrestles "irrational" Chinese market

Mead Johnson's business in China has come under pressure and was a factor in the US infant formula group's profit warning earlier this month...

Latest Interviews

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

Mitsubishi buys stake in Olam International 30 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. is to buy 20% of Singapore-based agri-food group Olam International.


CP Foods "halves growth target on Thai slowdown" 28 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods has reportedly halved its target for annual sales growth on the back of the country's slowing economy.


Mengniu sales dip but work on costs boosts profits 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Mengniu Dairy, the Chinese dairy group, has reported an increase in half-year profits despite lower sales amid efforts to reduce costs.


Hong Kong blocks Vietnam poultry on bird flu fear 27 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Hong Kong has put a temporary block on poultry meat and product imports from the Lao Cai Province in Vietnam on the back of bird flu fears.


Ausnutria posts H1 sales profit fall 26 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A fall in sales at its private-label and contract manufacturing divisions has seen Chinese infant formula producer Ausnutria report lower sales and profits for the first six months of the year.


ITC's Yippee noodles face lead claims 25 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Indian FMCG giant ITC has become the subject of speculation over the lead content of noodles after reports food officials in Uttar Pradesh had found a batch contained excess levels of lead.

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