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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...

Thailand: convenience to continue to thrive

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in import...

Latest Interviews

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.


How Nestle tackles Indian challenges - interview 27 Oct 2016

Raghavendra Verma

Operating one of India's largest food companies is no simple task, Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and managing director of Nestle India, tells just-food in an exclusive interview at his business' headquarters, near New Delhi. The company faces an array of challenges in the market – from the recent Maggi recall, to intensifying competition, to issues like obesity and diabetes. Narayanan shares how the Switzerland-based food giant is responding in the country. 

Latest News

Fonterra launches "premium" Anchor line in China 8 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy group Fonterra is rolling out a "premium" line of milk products in China under the Anchor brand.


CP Foods venture buys COFCO meat unit 7 Dec 2016

Dean Best

CP Pokphand Co., the Hong Kong-listed animal feed and meat processing venture in which Thai food group Charoen Pokphand Foods owns a majority stake, has struck a deal to buy a poultry business in northern China owned by state-backed agri-food giant COFCO.


Future Group, LT Foods establish India rice JV 7 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Indian conglomerate Future Group has entered into a joint venture with local rice supplier LT Foods that will see the two companies take equal stakes in a new business, Genoa Rice Mills. 


Del Monte Pacific underlying profits up, sales dip 6 Dec 2016

Dean Best

Del Monte Pacific has reported lower half-year sales and earnings, although the canned fruit-to-condiments supplier sought to underline it had seen an increase in underlying profits.


Amul sets sights on camel milk launch 5 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

India's Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the country's Amul milk brand, is mulling the launch of camel milk next year.


Taiwan tightening food adulteration laws  2 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

Taiwan is tightening laws governing food adulteration and counterfeiting in a bid to crackdown on "unscrupulous" practices in the food sector and reduce the number of "major food safety and health incidents". 

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