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Regional start-ups aim to ride China's online boom

The e-commerce channel in China is buoyant - one only has to witness the recent IPO of Alibaba in the US to see that - but smaller online re...

BRICs: The thinking behind Mondelez's Vietnam deal

Mondelez International this week announced it was acquiring a majority stake in the snacks business of Vietnamese food group Kinh Do. Hannah...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

FrieslandCampina in China: right place, right time

FrieslandCampina made two announcements last week that it was re-jigging its European operations, demonstrating it was well on its way to ri...

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

Mahindra plans dairy entry with US$80m acquisition 27 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group plans to enter the country's dairy sector with the acquisition of an unnamed dairy for up to INR5bn (US$80.8m).


Parle trimming portfolio from 50 to 20 brands 27 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Indian snack maker Parle Products has confirmed it will be streamlining its portfolio and cutting the number of brands from 50 to 20.


Ros Agro posts higher profits 27 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Ros Agro, the UK-listed holding company behind Russian sugar-to-mayonnaise maker Rusagro Group, has reported a jump in nine-month profits.


Danone "mulls Yakult stake sale" 26 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Danone is reportedly weighing up whether to sell its 20% stake in Japanese group Yakult.


Hormel mulling exit from Vietnam 26 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Hormel Foods has revealed it is considering leaving Vietnam, a market where it has a business with Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp.


Milk Mantra buys Indian peer Westernland Dairy 25 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Indian dairy Milk Mantra has acquired local peer Westernland Dairy in a US$1.6m deal.

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