BRICs and beyond

BRICs and beyond

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



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.


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.


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