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On the money: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

BRICs and beyond: Fonterra, Beingmate partnership

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and Chinese baby food maker Beingmate are to form a joint venture to try to capitalise on the exponential g...

Spotlight: What could be impact of Russia's ban?

In a tit-for-tat move, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a year-long ban on on food imports from countries participating in the imp...

Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for Griffin's

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in so...

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

Bisco Misr says Kellogg eyeing majority stake 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr has said cereal giant Kellogg is eyeing a majority stake in its business.


WH Group H1 earnings jump 105% 1 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Chinese pork processor WH Group booked a surge in earnings in its first set of interim results as a listed company, boosted by last year's acquisition of US pork giant Smithfield Foods.


Ros Agro posts profit rise in H1 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Russian food firm Ros Agro which has interests in sugar and meat has posted an increase in net profits for the first half of 2014.


Valio lactose-free trucks stopped at Russia border 29 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Four trucks containing Valio's lactose-free products were stopped at the Russian border over issues with certification - the latest setback for the Finnish dairy in a major export market.


Mengniu sales, profits surge but shares slide 28 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

China Mengniu Dairy saw its share price tumble today (28 August), despite posting a jump in first-half sales and profits.


Nutrition & Sante to buy Brazil's Jasmine 28 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical has struck a deal to buy Brazilian health food group Jasmine Alimentos.

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