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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...

Mead Johnson wrestles "irrational" Chinese market

Mead Johnson's business in China has come under pressure and was a factor in the US infant formula group's profit warning earlier this month...

Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the...

How Russia's embargo affects domestic firms

Russia recently extended its ban on various food imports from Western countries including the US and EU. The move provides Russian food make...

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

India court reserves Maggi judgement pending tests 3 Aug 2015

Katy Askew

The Bombay High Court has reserved its judgement in Nestle's case against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) concerning the watchdog's handing of the recent Maggi recall.


Kellogg, McCain rejected by India food safety body 3 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg and McCain Foods are reportedly on a list of firms that have seen some of their products rejected for approval by India's food safety watchdog.


BRF benefits from foreign exchange 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

BRF saw an improvement in its profits during the second quarter, with the meat group benefiting from the translation of its international sales into its weaker domestic currency, the Brazilian real.


Mondelez "cautiously optimistic" on China 31 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International is "cautiously optimistic" about its progress in China and believes it is taking the right steps amid a slowdown in the market affecting a number of its peers.


Arla, Valio deny interest in Latvia's Jelgava 30 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

European dairy companies Arla Foods and Valio have both moved to quell rumours they are interested in acquiring a controlling stake in Latvia's Jelgava Dairy Company.


Russia "eyes national system for food quality" 30 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

The Russian government is reportedly looking at the development of a "national system" to oversee the quality and safety of food products.

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