BRICs and beyond

BRICs and beyond

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



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.


How bread is riding the changing breakfast market in China 2 Apr 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli illustrates how the more rapid pace of life in China is shaking up the nation's breakfast habits.


What could further fuel India's appetite for potato chips? - just-food deep-dive, part two 15 Mar 2019

India's market for potato chips is buoyant - but what could drive further growth? The second part of Raghavendra Verma's deep dive into the category outlines possible factors.


What's the state of play in India's potato chips market? - just-food deep-dive, part one 13 Mar 2019

India's appetite for potato chips is growing rapidly - with some major players building a nationwide presence to cater to rising demand, Raghavendra Verma reports.


The move towards branded agricultural produce in China 5 Mar 2019

Branded agricultural produce is becoming increasingly sought after in China, as Peter Peverelli reports.


What consumer trends are shaping India's foodservice growth? 27 Feb 2019

India has an expanding foodservice market but how can manufacturers doing business in the country harness that growth? Mini Pant Zachariah reports back from India Food Forum 2019.


How to exploit India appetite for overseas foods 26 Feb 2019

India offers a potential opportunity for overseas firms, with a rising middle class showing a growing appetite for foreign fare, although businesses need to tread carefully.


What impact could Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro have on the food industry? 12 Feb 2019

Latin America correspondent Ivan Castano looks at how the administration of Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro could impact the country's food industry.


Why China's elderly is a lucrative market segment 7 Feb 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines why food manufacturers operating in the country need to consider its modern, older consumer.


Why Lactalis' M&A spree continued in India and Egypt 29 Jan 2019

The pace of acquisitions made by Lactalis shows no sign of abating as the dairy giant starts 2019 with a pair of acquisitions. Simon Harvey takes a look.


Global brands to see stiffer competition in China's chocolate market 8 Jan 2019

The consumption of chocolate in China continues to rise, offering opportunities for international manufacturers - but also for ambitious domestic players, Peter Peverelli writes.


Four product trends to watch in China in 2019 2 Jan 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines four product trends food companies doing business in the country - or wanting to do business there - should bear in mind as we enter 2019.


Unilever's 2018 investor day - six things to learn 11 Dec 2018

Last week, Unilever's senior management was in the Indian city of Mumbai for the company's annual investor day. just-food presents what you need to know from the two-day event.


Why did Unilever buy GSK's Horlicks-led assets? 10 Dec 2018

Some question the future of Unilever's presence in food and drinks. Why did the FMCG giant snap up GSK's consumer-nutrition assets, at the centre of which was Horlicks?


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