BRICs and beyond

BRICs and beyond

Coverage and analysis of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets



How might Argentina's emergency economic measures affect the food industry? 5 Feb 2020

just-food's Latin America correspondent Paula Krizanovic analyses how Argentina's recent packaged of emergency economic measures could impact the food sector.


China's 'light eating' trend takes aim at fat, salt, sugar 31 Jan 2020

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at the trend for qingshi, which takes in foods low in salt and fat and also for eating smaller meals or portions than usual.


Cracking China - tapping into UK food companies' experiences in the world's largest import market 13 Dec 2019

China remains a massive draw for food exporters. Andy Coyne sets the scene and rounds up the experiences of UK food businesses targeting the market.


What will drive growth of chocolate in India? - deep dive, part two 3 Dec 2019

hIndia's chocolate sector is set to continue to enjoy solid growth and, in part two of a deep dive into the market, we look at which parts could offer rich pickings.


How one brand dominates India's chocolate market - deep dive, part one 2 Dec 2019

In a two-part look at India's chocolate market, Raghavendra Verma surveys the state of play in a growing industry.


Nestle may soon show how rules of game have changed in China 31 Oct 2019

Nestlé's business in China may be set for significant changes. If they materialise, what would it signify for the world's largest food maker's operations in the market?


How Chinese interest in meat-alternatives is growing 24 Sep 2019

China may be the largest consumer of pork but there is growing interest in vegetarianism - and in meat-alternative products. Peter Peverelli takes a look.


Mengniu’s Bellamy’s takeover could benefit both in competitive Chinese market 18 Sep 2019

Mengniu, one of China's largest dairy companies, has moved for Australia's Bellamy's to bolster its ambitions in its infant formula. Both companies could do with the help.


China's fight against obesity augurs change for food businesses 20 Aug 2019

Jens Kastner looks at how international food businesses selling their products in China are responding to the country's plans to target obesity.


How should food companies work with Alibaba? 16 Aug 2019

Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall is soon mooted to overtake Walmart to become the world's largest B2C retailer. Naturally, food companies want to work with the Chinese behemoth.


PepsiCo's Pioneer-led Africa push may face challenges 22 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne looks at PepsiCo's plans in sub-Saharan Africa after the US giant announced it is to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group.


Muscling in on China's market for meat snacks 3 Jul 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli chews over the market for meat snacks in China, which has some very local attributes.


Who stands to gain from China's African swine fever crisis? 17 Jun 2019

China's farming industry has seen African swine fever sweep across the country, with mass culling of pigs and rising prices. But which countries could benefit?


Mixed reaction as meat giants Marfrig, BRF seek more muscle 3 Jun 2019

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sector. Market reaction, though, has been mixed.


What drives China's growing appetite for biscuits? 7 May 2019

In his latest dispatch from China, just-food columnist Peter Peverelli unpicks the growing demand for biscuits in the country.


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