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On the money: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

BRICs and beyond: Fonterra, Beingmate partnership

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and Chinese baby food maker Beingmate are to form a joint venture to try to capitalise on the exponential g...

Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for Griffin's

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in so...

Latest Interviews

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.


Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.

Latest News

WH Group H1 earnings jump 105% 1 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Chinese pork processor WH Group booked a surge in earnings in its first set of interim results as a listed company, boosted by last year's acquisition of US pork giant Smithfield Foods.


Ros Agro posts profit rise in H1 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Russian food firm Ros Agro which has interests in sugar and meat has posted an increase in net profits for the first half of 2014.


Valio lactose-free trucks stopped at Russia border 29 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Four trucks containing Valio's lactose-free products were stopped at the Russian border over issues with certification - the latest setback for the Finnish dairy in a major export market.


One-offs boost Olam FY profits 29 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Olam International has booked a jump in full-year earnings, which were boosted by margin expansion and one-time gains.


Mengniu sales, profits surge but shares slide 28 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

China Mengniu Dairy saw its share price tumble today (28 August), despite posting a jump in first-half sales and profits.


India's Mahindra coy on dairy sector entry talk 28 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group has refused to confirm or deny reports it is preparing to enter the country's dairy sector.

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