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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...

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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.

The rise of Vietnam: Nestle eyes faster growth 12 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Vietnam is an up-and-coming emerging market that is gaining increasing attention as international companies seek out fresh avenues of growth. Nestle first established an office in the country in 1912. In the 1990s the company took its presence in Vietnam to the next level with the establishment of a local subsidiary. Today, the firm is focused on accelerating growth in the market. Katy Askew spoke to Rashid Aleem Qureshi, MD of Nestle Vietnam, to find out more about the group's plans in the country.

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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.

Meat firm Cherkizovo back to "normal" profits 28 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Russian meat processor Cherkizovo said today (28 August) it has returned to "normal profitability" in the first half of the year amid more favourable market conditions.

Mondelez eyes snacks categories in India 27 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Mondelez International has indicated it wants to build its presence in snacks in India, with consumption rising as incomes grow.

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