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How global retailers target emerging markets

Global retailers have continued to expand into emerging markets, in spite of the political and economic turbulence seen in many of these cou...

Focus: How Vietnam-EU FTA will boost food sales

A free trade agreement initialled between the European Union and Vietnam last week, is set to stimulate trade for both the European and Viet...

Comment: FSSAI's antagonism on Maggi is lose-lose

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has taken a hard line on Nestle's Maggi brand. But – with Nestle's strong international foo...

BRICs and beyond: Kam Tai's Chinese growth story

Last year, more than 400 local companies in Dongguan, a major manufacturing city in China's southerly Guangdong province, went bankrupt as C...

Latest Interviews

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 2015

Ben Cooper

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

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.

Latest News

Parag Milk Foods preparing IPO 29 Sep 2015

Jagdish Kumar

Indian dairy manufacturer Parag Milk Foods is preparing to launch an IPO.

Yili teams up with Cornell on cheese for China 29 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Yili, the Chinese dairy giant, is teaming up with Cornell University to develop a cheese product for its domestic market.

Huishan Dairy rebuffs food safety allegations 29 Sep 2015

Katy Askew

Huishan Dairy Holdings Co. has questioned claims made by food safety officials in Hebei province that some of the Chinese firm's products contain excessive levels of sodium thiocyanate.

McCormick India JV hit by row 29 Sep 2015

Dean Best

McCormick & Co.'s rice venture in India, Kohinoor Speciality Foods (KSF), has been rocked by a dispute over supplies to the unit.

Mondelez starts Oreo production in Russia 28 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Mondelez International has started to manufacture Oreo biscuits in Russia.

Bright Dairy invests in ecological dairy farm 28 Sep 2015

Katy Askew

Bright Food & Dairy Co. has confirmed plans to invest CNY43.3bn in the development of an “ecological” dairy farm project.

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