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Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with a...

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...

Latest Interviews

Why Arla upbeat about LatAm prospects 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.


Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.

Latest News

Mengniu sales dip but work on costs boosts profits 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Mengniu Dairy, the Chinese dairy group, has reported an increase in half-year profits despite lower sales amid efforts to reduce costs.


Rhodes Food Group's Deemster buy gets green light 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Rhodes Food Group's acquisition of fellow South African food company Deemster has received the all-clear from the country's competition watchdog.


Ausnutria posts H1 sales profit fall 26 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A fall in sales at its private-label and contract manufacturing divisions has seen Chinese infant formula producer Ausnutria report lower sales and profits for the first six months of the year.


ITC's Yippee noodles face lead claims 25 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Indian FMCG giant ITC has become the subject of speculation over the lead content of noodles after reports food officials in Uttar Pradesh had found a batch contained excess levels of lead.


India's Cremica set for private-equity investment 25 Aug 2015

Jagdish Kumar

Cremica, the Indian food group, is set to see private-equity investment after one of the children of the company's founder decided to sell shares.


Mondelez adds to Dairy Milk range in South Africa 25 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Mondelez International has added to its Cadbury Dairy Milk range in South Africa with the launch of the "premium" line Silk.

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