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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

Hong Kong limits Brazil beef import ban 29 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Food safety chiefs in Hong Kong is to limit an import ban on frozen and chilled meat and poultry from Brazil to the 21 plants under police investigation over allegations of corruption in the country's meat sector.


Britannia Industries, Chipita announce deal on JV 29 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Talks between Britannia Industries and Chipita over a possible venture have culminated in a deal being signed between the Indian food group and the Greek snacks maker.


Huishan Dairy admits missed payments 29 Mar 2017

Dean Best

China Huishan Dairy Holdings, which last week saw its shares slump by 85% amid speculation its chairman and majority shareholder had misappropriated funds, has provided an update on its financial position, revealing it had met with its creditors after missing interest payments.


Vinamilk to take over Angkormilk in Cambodia 29 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy, is to buy full control of its Cambodian venture Angkor Dairy Products Co., or Angormilk.


WTO rejects bulk of China's EU poultry protests 28 Mar 2017

Keith Nuthall

The World Trade Organization has rejected most of China’s complaints against EU poultry tariff quotas - although Beijing could secure improved access in one area.


COFCO Meat Holdings books jump in 2016 sales 28 Mar 2017

Dean Best

China-based pork processor COFCO Meat Holdings has posted a 31% rise in annual sales, benefiting from higher hog prices, as well as improved volumes of fresh pork and processed meat.

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