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BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of...

Eyeing Egypt: Why firms are queueing up to invest

A new president and a revised investor law for Egypt appears to be restoring business confidence. Last month three food and beverage giants...

Focus: Trade restrictions hitting Russian outlook

In a period of escalating international tensions, Russia is turning to the use of trade restrictions as a political weapon. This adds a laye...

Carrefour's Indian exit highlights challenges

Carrefour's move to exit India underlines the ongoing challenges international retailers and food manufacturers face in the market where res...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.

Latest News

Russia bans canned products from Ukraine 29 Jul 2014

Keith Nuthall

Russia's agricultural watchdog has announced a ban on imports from Ukraine of canned vegetables, fruit and fish.


H1 up but Lala CEO bemoans "low" sales growth 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Mexico-based dairy company Grupo Lala saw sales and profits rise in the first half of 2014 - but CEO Arquimedes Celis said macro-economic conditions had weighed on the business.


Price hikes boost M. Dias Branco's H1 profits 29 Jul 2014

Dean Best

M. Dias Branco, the Brazil-based food group, has booked higher profits as a series of price increases helped grow sales.


FrieslandCampina to form "dairy zones" in Vietnam 28 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina is to set up three "dairy zones" in Vietnam that it says will support production in a fast-growing market.


Gruma posts net profit increase in H1 25 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Gruma has reported an increase in net income for the first half of 2014 driven by better operational performance, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, lower interest expenses and taxes.


FrieslandCampina opens Hungary site extension 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

FrieslandCampina has opened a new facility at its soon-to-be only plant in Hungary as the dairy group works on revamping its network in the country.

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