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Britannia's e-cookie: why peers won't follow suit

Britannia Industries last week claimed to be the first biscuit company in India to launch an online-exclusive product before it hit retail s...

Ferrero highlights problem Indian red tape

Ferrero Group is purportedly re-thinking its investment plan in India due to difficulties with regulators in the country. The Indian market...

Comment: Danone, PepsiCo caught in Russia backlash

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

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...

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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

Ajinomoto 9M profits up on overseas growth 30 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Japanese food group Ajinomoto has reported an 8% increase in nine-month profits, helped by higher earnings from its overseas operations.


Yakult sales rise on international expansion 30 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Japanese probiotics company Yakult booked an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings driven by strong overseas growth.


Cherkizovo sees volume, value sales gain 29 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Russian meat firm Cherkizovo Group reported higher volume and value sales throughout 2014.


San Miguel to buy out Hormel Foods from Vietnam JV 28 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Philippines food and drink business San Miguel Corp. is to buy out US group Hormel Foods from the companies' venture in Vietnam.


Fourth quarter surge lifts Hanoimilk FY sales 26 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Vietnamese dairy group Hanoimilk booked a surge in fourth-quarter sales, offsetting some impact of lower revenues in the first nine months of the year.


F&N secures Nestle dairy licensing deal in ASEAN 23 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave has secured a licensing deal with Nestle to manufacture and distribute the Carnation, Bear Brand, Bear Brand Gold, Ideal Milk and Milkmaid products in ASEAN countries.

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