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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...

What are the implications of Kerala's 'fat tax'?

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

Tackling infant formula fraud in China

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines wha...

Wal-Mart, Kroger, Casino - retail round-up

April saw Wal-Mart continue the expansion of its click-and-collect service in the US, while Kroger invested in a local retailer focused on n...

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What potential does Myanmar offer food exporters? 6 Jun 2016

Jessica Mudditt

With tourism supporting growing demand for branded foods in Myanmar, the growing market offers international food makers a growth opportunity. However, the country - which has infrastructure and regulatory challenges - can also be difficult to navigate. just-food spoke to industry experts on the ground to find out more.


Future focuses on tradition as Indians experiment 1 Mar 2016

Mini Pant Zachariah

Devendra Chawla, group president for food, FMCG and brands at India's Future Group, has a clear view of how the Indian branded food sector is, and has been, developing. While Indian consumers love to try new products, they prefer them to be spiced with some familiar flavours from the past. Mini Pant Zachariah caught up with Chawla to learn more about his take on the evolution of the Indian palate. 

Latest News

Mondelez launches Milka chocolate in China 27 Jul 2016

Dean Best

Mondelez International is to make a move to build its presence in China's chocolate market with the launch of its European brand Milka in September.


Beingmate lowers outlook on formula fraud scandal  27 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. has lowered its outlook for profits for the first half of this year, warning of the impact fraudulent infant formula sales has had on its brands.


Wrigley launching Juicy Fruit gum in Russia 27 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Mars Inc subsidiary Wrigley is investing RUB600m (US$10m) in modernising its manufacturing facility in St Petersburg, Russia, to support the launch of a "Russian-developed" Juicy Fruit chewing gum product.


Beston Global reveals "proposal" from Nongshim 22 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Australia's Beston Global Food Co (BFC) has received a "proposal" from Taekyung Food & Processing (‘TFP’), a wholly-owned subsidiary of South Korean company Nongshim Group. 


India's ITC posts increased first-quarter profits 22 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Indian food and tobacco producer ITC has posted total pre-tax profits of INR3.67bn (US$552m) for the first quarter of the fiscal year ended 30 June compared to INR3.34bn crore in the corresponding period a year ago.


Danone boosts India presence with Chennai launch 21 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

French leading dairy company Danone is strengthening its presence in India with the launch of operations in Chennai.

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