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Focus: Can Mars gain share in Indian chocolate?

Mars Inc plans to step up investment in the Indian chocolate sector by investing in local production. The Indian chocolate market is dominat...

E-commerce battleground for formula in China

E-commerce has rapidly emerged as a key battleground for multinational infant formula manufacturers in China. In a category that has come un...

Comment: Prepare for emerging market e-commerce

Consumer goods conglomerate Hindustan Unilever is changing the operating model of its business-to-consumer direct sales arm in India, Hindus...

Britannia's e-cookie: why peers won't follow suit

Britannia Industries last week claimed to be the first biscuit company in India to launch an online-exclusive product before it hit retail s...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Kikkoman innovates to stay ahead 4 Nov 2014

Julian Ryall

Like many Japanese food majors, soy sauce and seasonings group Kikkoman Corp. is battling an ageing domestic population. However, through innovation, Kikkoman is looking to meet changing consumer demand at home, while looking to expand further overseas. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman president and CEO Noriaki Horikiri to discuss the company's plans.

just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam 2 Sep 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.

Latest News

Lotus Bakeries acquires Korean distributor 26 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Lotus Bakeries has taken control of its Korean sales office through an agreement to buy local distributor Lotus Korea Co.

Yashili turnover, profit slumps 26 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Chinese infant formula maker Yashili International Holdings revealed that full-year profit fell by 43% in 2014 amid declining sales and lower margins.

Mengniu earnings jump 44% 26 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

China Mengniu Dairy has booked a 44% jump in full-year profit as higher sales, portfolio optimisation and efforts to improve efficiency lifted the bottom line.

Tingyi sales hit by China slowdown 23 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Instant noodle maker Tingyi Holding Corp booked a drop in sales and earnings for 2014, as a slowdown in China's economy weighed on demand.

Fuling Zhacai raises capital for HT Food buy 23 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Mustard manufacturer Chongqing Fuling Zhacai Group plans to take full ownership of condiments maker Sichuan Province HuiTong Shiye Co (HT Food) for CNY129.2m (US$20.82m).

CG Foods "eyes Indian noodle expansion" 23 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

CG Foods, part of the Chaudhary Group, is reportedly planning to increase investment in noodle production to build its sales in India.

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