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Why Danone is withdrawing Dumex from Vietnam 

It emerged this week that French dairy giant Danone could be preparing to pull its Dumex infant formula brand from Vietnam. It is not yet cl...

Navigating challenging Russian ice cream market

Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia....

Nestle catering for an ageing global population

The newest of Nestle's 40 R&D facilities is a unit in Singapore specialising in nutrition to support healthy ageing. Ben Cooper reports on t...

Regional variation in food policy sets challenges

The regional government in the Indian state of Kerala has become the latest administration to impose a tax on less healthy foods. Ben Cooper...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Mondelez's outlook for China 26 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Mondelez International's top-line performance in China has been patchy since the US snacks giant was established four years ago. Biscuits has been Mondelez's main business in China and challenges in the category meant, for example, the Oreo maker saw its sales in the country fall in 2014. A recovery from Mondelez's biscuit arm in China, plus growth from its chewing gum stable, helped the company's sales grow in 2015 - but sales fell in the first six months of this year. Speaking to just-food after announcing a significant push into China's chocolate market, Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in the country, discusses how he sees the prospects for the company in the market.

Interview: Mondelez eyes sweet success in China 22 Sep 2016

Dean Best

China is central to Mondelez International's growth strategy but it has not always been an easy ride for the snacks giant since its formation in October 2012. However, the US company is confident about its prospects in the country and signalled its optimism with the launch of European chocolate brand Milka in August. Dean Best spoke to Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in China, to find out more.

Latest News

Vietnam to sell chunk of Vinamilk by end of 2016 30 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy company, has confirmed the country's government plans to sell a batch of its shares in the company by the end of the year.

Bunge, D&L Industries sign distribution deal 30 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Bunge, the US agribusiness giant, has announced a distribution agreement with Philippines-based food ingredients supplier D&L Industries.

Quotes of week - investors on meat, Aryzta, Vion 30 Sep 2016

Dean Best

This week, there were more calls from the investment community for the world's food giants to look at how - and how much - they source and process meat. Bakery giant Aryzta announced its annual results, which included falling profits and slow sales growth. Belgium's Lotus Bakeries set out plans for a plant in the US, while McCormick & Co. said it expects to have a "record" year.

Mahindra Univeg takes minority stake in MeraKisan  29 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

Mahindra Univeg, a 60:40 joint venture between India's Mahindra Agri Solutions and Belgium-based produce giant Greenyard Foods, is acquiring a minority stake in produce distributor MeraKisan. 

India releases draft e-commerce legislation  28 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has released draft proposals on new rules that would govern food sales through e-commerce channels. 

Mondelez launches Cadbury Fuse brand in India  28 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

Mondelez International is launching what it describes as a "premium" chocolate brand in India, Cadbury Fuse. 

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