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H1 sales up, profits mixed at infant formula firm Health and Happiness

8 Sep 2017

China-based Health and Happiness International Holdings - the infant formula business formerly known as Biostime International Holdings - has reported rising half-year sales but mixed profit numbers.

Biostime "confident" despite drop in formula sales in 2016

31 Mar 2017

Biostime International Holdings has expressed "confidence" it can benefit this year from rising demand for infant formula in China - and the expected consolidation in the sector - after a year of declining sales from that side of its business.

Formula maker Biostime finds cheer in namesake brand

24 Nov 2016

Biostime International Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed infant formula maker, has reported higher nine-month revenue, as sales from vitamins arm Swisse offset pressure on its formula business.

Biostime positive despite infant formula challenge in H1

24 Aug 2016

Biostime International Holdings was another infant formula business operating in China to see its sales come under pressure in the first half of 2016 but expressed optimism the recent changes to regulation in the country on recipes and births would boost the sector from next year.

Biostime infant formula sales fall in Q1

10 May 2016

Hong Kong-listed nutritional products provider Biostime International Holdings has reported a rise in first-quarter sales, although revenue from its largest division - infant formula - fell.

Biostime International Holdings profits fall in 2015

5 Apr 2016

Biostime International Holdings, the Chinese infant formula producer, saw profits tumble in 2015 amid a jump in selling and distribution costs and a 16% fall in infant formula sales.

China infant formula competition hits Biostime profits

19 Aug 2015

Intensifying competition in China's infant formula sector has weighed on profits at local producer Biostime International Holdings.

HONG KONG: Mixed H1 for infant formula firm Biostime

26 Aug 2014

Hong Kong-listed infant formula group Biostime International Holdings has posted an increase in its first-half net profit but competition pushed up costs, hitting pre-tax earnings.

China briefing: Multinationals face shifting formula landscape

29 Nov 2013

Multinational companies have dominated China's infant formula market but domestic companies are, with government support, looking to bolster their position with demand expected to remain buoyant. Wang Fangqing in Shanghai reports.

CHINA: Beijing hits formula makers with record fines

7 Aug 2013

China has fined six infant formula companies - including Danone and Mead Johnson - for fixing prices in the country.

CHINA: Formula firms "admit possible price rule violation"

6 Aug 2013

The Chinese government has reportedly suggested companies under investigation for allegedly fixing infant formula prices in the country have admitted they may have broken rules.

Best bits: Fonterra scare could help China's domestic formula sector

5 Aug 2013

Safety concerns have again blighted the infant formula sector with Fonterra's recall of whey powder after fears over botulism. China has reacted, banning some imports from Fonterra and Dean Best writes the scare could prompt some consumers to question their belief foreign-made products are safer.

CHINA: Fonterra cuts maternal milk price amid formula probe

18 Jul 2013

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra will cut the price of a maternal health milk product in China, becoming the latest firm to respond to Beijing's investigation into prices in the sector.

CHINA: Japan's Meiji to cut price amid formula probe

12 Jul 2013

Japanese food and dairy manufacturer Meiji Holdings, another infant formula company being investigated for allegedly breaking competition rules in China, has become the latest to pledge to cut prices.

CHINA: Mead Johnson pledges formula price cut

11 Jul 2013

Mead Johnson has become the last of the infant formula companies being investigated for allegedly breaking competition rules in China to pledge to cut prices.

CHINA: Beijing claims firms knowingly broke law on dairy pricing

9 Jul 2013

Foreign suppliers of milk products to the China market suspected of colluding to maintain high prices could face hefty fines if found guilty, according to the China State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA).

CHINA: Biostime: We may have broken pricing rules

9 Jul 2013

Hong Kong-listed Biostime International Holdings has admitted its agreements with distributors in China on the price of infant formula could have broken anti-trust rules.

CHINA: Abbott next to cut formula prices

9 Jul 2013

US infant formula producer Abbott Laboratories has become the latest of the companies being investigated for allegedly breaking competition rules in China to pledge to cut prices.

CHINA: Danone reveals extent of formula price cut plans

8 Jul 2013

Danone said today (8 July) it will cut prices on some infant formula products in China by as much as 20% from tomorrow in response to the country's anti-trust investigation into the sector.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

8 Jul 2013

The story of the week centred around China's probe into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices in China, an investigation that has taken in the likes of Nestle and Danone. Elsewhere, consumer goods giant PZ Cussons has decided to move further into food with its acquisition of Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden. And our latest executive interviews included Australian free-from business Freedom Foods Group and UK baker Finsbury Food Group.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

8 Jul 2013

Last week saw just-food following China's investigation into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices, which has involved Danone, Nestle and Mead Johnson. We also spoke with a number of company executives about their growth plans including the MD of Australia-based Freedom Foods Group, Rory McLeod, who outlined the company's plans and explained why gluten-free needs to focus more on taste. We also spoke with Finsbury Foods CEO John Duffy about the potential the company sees in bread. Elsewhere, Ocado released its first-half results and FMCG giant PZ Cuzzons struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden.

NZ/CHINA: Fonterra hints at wider Beijing dairy probe

5 Jul 2013

Fonterra has indicated China is investigating more dairy products than simply infant formula after a week when it emerged companies including Nestle and Danone are being probed over alleged price fixing on baby milk.

CHINA: Danone prepares infant formula price cut

4 Jul 2013

Danone has followed rival Nestle in confirming it will cut the price of infant formula milk in China as authorities carry out an investigation into alleged illegal pricing practices by foreign companies.

CHINA: Nestle to cut infant formula prices amid probe

3 Jul 2013

Nestle has confirmed its Wyeth Nutrition arm will cut prices on infant formula sold in China as local authorities investigate foreign companies, including the world's largest food maker.

CHINA: Beijing probes infant formula prices

2 Jul 2013

China has launched an investigation into infant formula prices, a probe that takes in foreign industry giants including Nestle, Danone and FrieslandCampina.

CHINA/FRANCE: Infant formula firm Biostime to invest in France's Isigny Sainte Mere

2 Jul 2013

Hong Kong-listed infant formula firm Biostime International Holdings is to invest in French dairy co-op Isigny Sainte Mere as the companies plan to set up a production facility in northern France.

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