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Japan's Meiji offloads meat business Kenko Ham

3 Oct 2019

Japanese food company Meiji Holdings has sold its meat subsidiary to a fellow meat-processing business. 

Meiji extends presence in China with formation of Meiji Dairies

18 Sep 2019

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings is extending its presence in China with the formation of a new dairy unit.

Rich man's dairy - yogurt finds a new target

31 May 2019

A relaunch from Japanese dairy giant Meiji Holdings highlights how some manufacturers targeting health concerns are now making their product propositions more specific.

Earnings summary - Lotus Bakeries posts "record'' 2017; Pioneer Food turnover drops on commodity prices; Fraser and Neave dairy gains crimped by drinks; Savencia FY sales up on higher prices

9 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Meiji Holdings to invest in chocolate production

26 Jan 2018

Meiji Holdings, the Japan-based food group, has set out plans to invest in its domestic chocolate production.

Meiji books profits fall while food lifts sales

15 May 2017

Japanese pharma-to-food group Meiji Holdings has booked a fall in profits for the 12 months to the end of March although sales inched upwards aided by its foods business.

Delfi to exit venture with Meiji in Indonesia

16 Mar 2017

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi today (16 March) announced plans to pull out of PT Ceres Meiji Indotama (CMI) - a confectionery manufacturing joint venture in Indonesia with Japanese pharma-to-food group Meiji Holdings.

Meiji raises outlook on food growth 

8 Feb 2017

Japanese pharma-to-food group Meiji Holdings has said it expects to beat its forecast for annual profits on the back of growth in its food division.

Meiji Holdings lifts earnings forecast

24 Nov 2016

Meiji Holdings, the Japan-based food group, has raised its forecasts for annual profits after its half-year earnings, though down year-on-year, came in higher than expected.

Meiji expanding functional yogurt capacity 

8 Nov 2016

Japanese food giant Meiji Holdings is expanding its capacity to produce functional yogurt, which it sells under its Meiji Probio brand. 

Meiji Holdings books gains on yogurt, confectionery

3 Aug 2016

Meiji Holdings, the Japanese food group, has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits from its food business, driven in part by improving performances from its yogurt, confectionery and nutrition businesses.

UPDATE: Meiji bets on health to drive growth 

13 May 2016

Meiji Holdings is increasing its focus on products with "health value" as the Japanese group works to grow its dairy, nutrition and confectionery businesses over the coming year. 

Meiji sees FY earnings jump on food performance 

13 May 2016

Japanese food-to-pharmaceuticals group Meiji Holdings has booked a jump in annual profits on the back of efficiency gains and sales growth at its food unit. 

Meiji Holdings profits up amid improving Japanese economy

5 Feb 2016

Meiji Holdings has reported higher nine-month profits, as the Japan-based dairy-to-confectionery group raised prices to offset raw material costs but also saw net sales grow in what it called "a favourable consumption environment".

Meiji Holdings sells confectionery retail unit Francais

21 Dec 2015

Meiji Holdings, the Japanese food group, has sold local confectionery retail business Francais to candy maker Kotobuki Spirits.

Food industry news of the week - R&R Ice Cream, TPP trade deal, US dietary guidelines

12 Oct 2015

Nestle's "advanced" talks to put the bulk of its ice cream business into a venture with the UK's R&R Ice Cream was the week's stand-out M&A story, while regulatory developments - the TPP trade deal, food safety rules in China and US dietary guidelines - caught the eye elsewhere.

Meiji to expand yoghurt drink production

6 Oct 2015

Meiji Holdings, the Japanese food group, has announced plans to expand its local production of yoghurt drinks.

Meiji in McVitie's Japan relaunch

17 Aug 2015

Japanese food manufacturer Meiji Holdings has announced the relaunch of McVitie's biscuits in the country.

Meiji sales lifted by demand recovery

5 Aug 2015

Japanese food-to-pharma group Meiji Holdings has booked higher first-quarter earnings as sales were lifted by "mild" economic recovery in its domestic market.

Meiji opens ice cream plant in China

8 Jan 2015

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings has opened a new ice cream factory in China's southern city of Guangzhou.

Meiji Holdings H1 profits up despite dip in sales

11 Nov 2014

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings saw its profits grow by over 28% in the first half of its financial year despite stagnant sales.

JAPAN: Q1 profits up at Meiji despite sales dip

27 Aug 2014

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings has booked a 13% increase in first-quarter profits despite a decrease in sales.

Japan and growth: The expansionist agenda of Japan's food majors

13 Aug 2014

Demographic shifts within Japan - notably shrinking consumption due to an aging population and declining birthrate - have forced the Japanese food sector to look outward for growth. Katy Askew surveys some of the country's biggest food exporters and the strategies they are employing to grow overseas.

BRICs and beyond: Lactalis enters India's promising - but challenging - dairy sector

27 Jan 2014

Put next to China, there has been far less investment in India's dairy sector, which is not as developed as in its BRIC counterpart. However, earlier this month, Lactalis, the French dairy group and the third-largest processor worldwide, confirmed months of speculation it would enter India with the acquisition of local group Tirumala Milk Products.

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.

JAPAN: Meiji sees income jump as sales edge up

20 Nov 2013

Meiji Holdings, the Japanese food-to-pharmacy giant, has booked a jump in first-half earnings as it continues to progress its mid-term "Take Off 14" growth strategy.

CHINA: Meiji to start selling milk, yoghurt in China

20 Nov 2013

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings has started producing fresh dairy products for the Chinese market.

JAPAN: Meiji ups probiotic capacity on growing demand

20 Nov 2013

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings has increased its production capacity for probiotic yoghurt in response to growing domestic demand.

JAPAN/CHINA: Meiji "to quit China baby food market"

25 Oct 2013

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings has reportedly announced it will pull out of China's baby food market, where this summer it was found guilty of breaking competition rules.

JAPAN: Morinaga signs Pringles licensing deal

11 Oct 2012

Japanese confectioner Morinaga has signed a licensing deal with Kellogg for the distribution of the Pringles brand in the country.

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