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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Food feels impact of China-Australia tensions

31 Aug 2020

What started in technology and was further fuelled by Covid-19 is now starting to impact Australia's agri-food sector, Dean Best writes.

China Mengniu Dairy pulls out of Lion deal

25 Aug 2020

China Mengniu Dairy Co. and Kirin Holdings have made announcements regarding the future of a deal for the former to buy the latter's Lion Dairy & Drinks business in Australia.

China Mengniu Dairy's Lion deal under threat as Australia-China spat rumbles on

21 Aug 2020

China Mengniu Dairy Company's previously announced deal to buy an Australian business may be under threat.

Pizza to children's snacks – the fuel for cheese sales in China

26 Jun 2020

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at the expanding market for cheese in China and sets out areas for manufacturers to exploit.

China Mengniu Dairy issues Covid-linked profit warning

9 Jun 2020

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has issued an updated profit forecast as a result of factors linked to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Coca-Cola Co. gets green light for China chilled-milk JV

13 May 2020

The Coca-Cola Co. is to launch a chilled milk brand in China after agreeing a joint venture with one of the country's largest dairy companies.

China shoppers' focus on wellbeing to drive healthy snacks – deep dive, part two

27 Mar 2020

In part two of our deep dive into healthy snack segments in China, Wang Fangqing outlines how the markets for yogurt, nut snacks and snack bars could develop.

The three categories riding healthy snacks wave in China - deep dive, part one

26 Mar 2020

In our latest market deep dive, we set out three categories being boosted by growing demand in China for healthier snacks.

China Mengniu Dairy gets ACCC clearance for Lion Dairy & Drinks

21 Feb 2020

Australia's competition watchdog has given the green light to a local M&A deal by China Mengniu Dairy Company.

China's Mengniu Dairy invests in owner of Australia's Brownes Dairy

8 Jan 2020

Mengniu Dairy has made an investment in a fellow Chinese group that owns a prominent business in Australia.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu turns again to Australia

27 Nov 2019

Why has Mengniu, one of China's largest dairy companies, moved to make another acquisition of an Australian business? We look at its deal for Lion Dairy & Drinks.

China Mengniu Dairy Company strikes deal for Lion Dairy & Drinks

25 Nov 2019

China Mengniu Dairy Company has struck a deal to buy another business in Australia, just months after moving to acquire local infant-formula supplier Bellamy's Australia.

Aussie watchdog approves Mengniu's move for Bellamy's

18 Nov 2019

A formal takeover offer for infant-formula maker Bellamy's Australia by a Chinese dairy group has been approved by the country's overseas investment regulator.

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 dairy giant Mengniu moves for Australian infant-formula maker Bellamy's

16 Sep 2019

Bellamy's, the Australia-based infant-formula supplier, looks set to have a major business in the dairy sector become its new owner.

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.

Danone cleared to control up to 65% of Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co.  

6 Jun 2019

The ruling is in on French dairy heavyweight Danone's attempt to purchase up to 49% of Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co.

Arla CFO Natalie Knight on battles with Brexit, Chinese regulators and added sugar - the just-food interview

21 Feb 2019

Arla CFO Natalie Knight tells Andy Coyne about the dairy giant's investment plans and discusses whether recent acquisitions and category innovation can feed growth. 

Danone strikes deal on Yashili NZ stake

3 Jan 2019

Danone, the French food giant, has finalised a deal to invest in an infant-formula business in New Zealand.

Mengniu to invest in unit of Chinese organic peer Shengmu

2 Jan 2019

China Mengniu Dairy, one of the largest dairy companies in China, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in a subsidiary of a local organic peer.

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.

Danone pursues 49% stake in Yashili New Zealand

12 Jun 2018

Danone has entered into a non-binding agreement to purchase a 49% stake in infant-formula maker Yashili New Zealand.

Earnings summary - Nestle lowers annual sales figures in earnings restatement; JBS FY profits more than double even as sales falter; 2017 a mixed bag for Vion; Avangardco sales hit by bird flu but annual loss narrows

29 Mar 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.

Australia's Burra Foods to build infant formula canning plant in Korumburra

5 Dec 2017

Australia's dairy ingredients maker Burra Foods will spend AUD24.5m (US$18.7m) on a new infant formula blending and canning plant in what it says is its biggest expansion project since 2011.

China Mengniu earnings rise aided by new consumption habits

4 Sep 2017

China Mengniu Dairy Company booked an increase in first-half earnings led by its Milk Deluxe and Just Yogurt products, with new consumption habits giving an added boost to sales.

Burra Foods to supply Yashili with formula

22 May 2017

Chinese infant formula group Yashili International Holdings is to source base powder from Australian dairy ingredients firm Burra Foods.

Chinese dairy major Mengniu runs up FY loss, sales rise

31 Mar 2017

China Mengniu Dairy has reported annual losses of CNY812.8m (US$118m), despite improved sales, after booking a CNY2bn impairment charge on its milk powder products business.

Mengniu bids for dairy producer China Modern Dairy 

5 Jan 2017

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has tendered an offer for milk producer China Modern Dairy Holdings in an acquisition the company said would strengthen its control over the raw milk supply chain. 

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