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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

Danone aims to double India business by 2020 18 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Danone has told just-food it aims to double the size of its business in India over the next three years, boosted by new products and by exports from its operations in the country.


Danone launches Aptamil infant formula in India 17 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

French dairy giant Danone has launched its Aptamil infant formula brand in India as part of what it said are "aggressive plans" to grow its nutrition business in the country.


Nestle invests in another Sri Lanka facility 17 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

Nestle is investing in the construction of a dairy and coconut production facility in Pannala, Sri Lanka. 


Cooperl, New Hope Liuhe set up China pork venture 16 Jan 2017

Stuart Todd

Cooperl, the French pork group, has set up a joint venture in China with local group New Hope Liuhe.


Universal Robina Corp. books higher annual profits 16 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Philippines-based food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. has booked an increase in annual earnings.


WTO set to decide on Russia's EU pork ban 13 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

The World Trade Organization has said it will issue a final decision before the end of next month on the dispute involving Russia's trade ban on imports of pork from the European Union.

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