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Jens Kastner

Articles by Jens Kastner

South Korea's Shinsegae to invest in bakery productionShinsegae invests in bakery production 6 November 2017

South Korea's Shinsegae Food plans to invest KRW51.9bn (US$46.5m) to boost production at its Osan bakery plant in the north-west region of the country.

Changes to China cross-border e-commerce rules on hold 29 September 2017

A revised tariff for cross-border e-commerce has been extended by China’s State Council for an extra year enabling food and supplement importers to save on duty.

South Korea's CJ Cheiljedang plans new domestic plant 14 June 2017

CJ CheilJedang, one of South Korea’s largest makers of processed foods, is to build of a production facility in Jincheon County in the centre of the country.

Beingmate shareholders to vote on Fonterra JV in NovemberBeingmate takes step toward completion of Fonterra JV 3 May 2017

Chinese infant formula company Beingmate Baby and Child Food has set up an Australian unit, Guangdasheng (Australia), through which to carry out its acquisition of a stake in a local plant owned by Fonterra.

Thailand to restrict baby food marketing 1 May 2017

Thailand is set to introduce new laws to control marketing and promotions used for infant and toddler food.

Lotte changes company structureLotte announces company revamp 27 April 2017

South Korea’s Lotte is to create a new united investment wing, under a major restructuring of the group.

South Korea lifts ban on BRF imports 21 March 2017

South Korea today (21 March) lifted an import ban on chicken from BRF, one of the Brazilian meat exporters at the centre of allegations involving meatpackers paying off inspectors to overlook practices including processing rotten meat.

Earlier this month, South Korea suspended imports from USSouth Korea eyeing lifting of chicken import tariffs 14 March 2017

South Korea's ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs plans to lift chicken import tariffs from early April to stabilise local chicken prices.

Thailand's rising urban middle-class driving demand for conveniencePackaged food in Thailand - demand for convenience to continue to thrive 25 October 2016

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in importance for Thais amid the urbanisation of the country and look set to remain a key channel for manufacturers to target. Jens Kastner looks at the growing demand for convenience in the south-east Asian country.

Demand for health through food in Thailand is boosting categories including dairyPackaged food in Thailand - demographics driving healthier categories but price key 24 October 2016

As the Thai economy shifts away from being agricultural- to more skilled-based, as well as industry-and-commerce-focused, many consumers are gaining knowledge of the nutritional value and the health benefits of certain products and ingredients. Meanwhile, Thailand's population is ageing, which also looks set to drive demand for improved health through food. Jens Kastner surveys the development of the country's healthier food segments and looks at what could lie ahead.

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