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How will demonetisation affect India food sector?

Last month, India pulled from circulation INR500 and INR1,000 banknotes, in a bid, the country's government said, to clamp down on counterfe...

Burger King, Jollibee: foodservice focus, Nov 2016

November saw Burger King open its latest market in Africa, Philippines-based foodservice giant Jollibee indicate plans to enter Canada and E...

Analysis: Thai online food sales set to take off

The online channel is expanding in south-east Asia and Thailand is at the vanguard of that development. Michael Tatarski analyses how the on...

Focus: impulse, health key to premium in Thailand

After a period in the economic doldrums, Thailand looks set to be a potential opportunity for domestic and international food manufacturers...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.


Quorn CEO sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 2016

Dean Best

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.

Latest News

Maruha Nichiro books earnings surge  20 Feb 2017

Katy Askew

Japan's Maruha Nichiro revealed a surge in third quarter earnings despite lower sales during the period. 


Prabhat sees earnings rise  20 Feb 2017

Katy Askew

Indian dairy group Prabhat Dairy has booked an increase in earnings during the first nine months of the year. 


Vitasoy, Universal Robina form plant drinks JV 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Hong Kong-based Vitasoy Group and Philippines-headquartered food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. have set up a venture to market plant-based drinks.


Britannia 9M sales, profits up but Q3 growth slows 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Britannia Industries, the India-based food group, today (16 February) reported higher nine-month sales and earnings but saw demonetisation weigh on its third-quarter results.


Ruchi Soya sales slide, points to demonetisation 15 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Ruchi Soya, the India-based edible oil group, has booked losses of over INR1.8bn for the first nine months of its financial year due to a drop in sales and inventory charges.


Parag Milk books 9M loss despite higher sales 14 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Parag Milk Foods, the India-based dairy group, has reported nine-month losses of over INR128m (US$1.9m) despite sales rising year-on-year.

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