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Comment: Splenda buy would fit Ajinomoto strategy

Japanese food maker Ajinomoto is said to be interested in acquiring the Splenda sucralose business from UK food ingredients group Tate & Lyl...

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...

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

China to introduce "toughest" food safety law yet 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

China has reportedly passed amendments to its food safety rules that will see offenders given "the heaviest penalties yet".


PepsiCo launches Lay's Maxx in India 24 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has launched a product under its Lay's potato chip brand in India.


Beingmate buys Chinese milk supplier 21 Apr 2015

Wang Fangqing

China-based infant formula manufacturer Beingmate is to buy 65% of a subsidiary of local dairy products company Meilijian Group.


China "mulls infant formula ad ban" 20 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

China is reportedly working on a ban on advertisements for infant formula in a bid to tackle low breast feeding levels across the country.


Devyani targets US$160m in India sales 20 Apr 2015

Raghavendra Verma

India’s Devyani Food Industries Private Ltd is expanding its Cream Bell ice cream brand nationally, aiming to double its sales in the next five years.


Nissui eyes global demand for Japanese food 20 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Japanese seafood group Nippon Suisan Kaisha is eyeing expansion in North America and Europe, pointing to rising international interest in the Asian country's cuisine.

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