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Katy Askew | 28 Aug 2014

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to raise investment behind "star" and growth brands will improve the group's long-term profitability profile. Katy Askew reports.


Katy Askew | 7 Aug 2013

International infant formula manufacturers are adjusting their business practices in China having been found guilty of price fixing. Multinational companies, which were the focus of an anti-trust investigation, say they have emerged from the probe with a "clearer understanding" of the regulatory framework in the country. However, some pundits suggest the probe must be viewed in the context of a wider government push to boost the domestic industry. Katy Askew reports.


Katy Askew | 18 Jun 2013

Chinese dairy giant China Mengniu Dairy Co. just got bigger. It has entered into an agreement that will see it take control of local infant formula maker Yashili. Mengniu is looking to reverse its fortunes in a category in which it has struggled. However, with concerns over food safety remaining high, there is a long road ahead as the company - and the country as a whole - look to build a safe and reliable dairy supply. Katy Askew reports.

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Dean Best | 22 May 2017

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


Katy Askew | 16 Sep 2016

Mengniu's chief executive, Sun Yiping, has stood down amid a number of board-level resignations at the Chinese dairy giant. 


Katy Askew | 22 Apr 2016

Chinese infant formula group Yashili International Holdings has announced plans to launch its Super a-Golden Stage infant formula in the New Zealand market. 


Dean Best | 25 Sep 2015

Russia this week reportedly ruled out the use of GMOs in its food production, a further stiffening of its position on the issue. In the US, meanwhile, the Obama administration announced plans to halve food waste in 15 years. And, among a series of stories out of France, came news of raids from the country's competition watchdog on compote manufacturers.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 Sep 2015

Chinese infant formula maker Yashili International Holdings has announced the planned acquisition of Mengniu Dairy Co.'s milk powder business in a HK$1.3bn deal.


Dean Best | 27 Aug 2015

Mengniu Dairy, the Chinese dairy group, has reported an increase in half-year profits despite lower sales amid efforts to reduce costs.


Katy Askew | 26 Mar 2015

Chinese infant formula maker Yashili International Holdings revealed that full-year profit fell by 43% in 2014 amid declining sales and lower margins.


Dean Best | 17 Mar 2015

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber has defended the French group's investment in Yashili International Holdings in the wake of the Chinese infant formula group's recent profit warning.


Dean Best | 16 Jan 2015

Brazil-based food giant Marfrig announced the surprise resignation of CEO Sergio Rial this week after just a year in the position. Another chief executive is to go at UK retailer Morrisons, with its board believing its best chance to return to growth is without Dalton Philips.


Katy Askew | 14 Jan 2015

Yashili International Holdings, the listed Chinese infant formula company in which Mengniu and Danone hold sizeable stakes, has warned that it now expects a 40% decline in profit for 2014.


Katy Askew | 7 Jan 2015

Jeffery Minifang Lu, chairman of Danone's early life nutrition business in Greater China, has been named CEO of Yashili International Holdings, the Chinese infant formula business controlled by state-owned enterprise Mengniu.


Katy Askew | 31 Oct 2014

Danone is taking a 25% stake in Yashili International Holdings, the infant formula business majority owned by Chinese dairy giant Mengniu, in a deal worth almost HK$4.4bn (US$567.4m).


Dean Best | 31 Oct 2014

After seven months, this week saw the uncertainty over Chiquita Brands International's future all but end with the US produce giant agreeing to a US$681m takeover bid from Brazil's Cutrale Group and Safra Group. Elsewhere, Danone announced moves to enter mass-market infant formula in China with an investment in local player Yashili International Holdings.


Katy Askew | 6 Jan 2014

WhiteWave Foods and China Mengniu Dairy have formed a joint venture that will enable the US organic and dairy alternatives business to enter the Chinese market.


Michelle Russell | 6 Aug 2013

Chinese infant formula maker Yashili International Holdings saw its earnings climb in the first half of the year on the back of increasing sales.


Wang Fangqing | 9 Jul 2013

Chinese dairy giant Yili Group has teamed up with US co-op Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) in a venture that will serve China's fast-growing dairy market.


Katy Askew | 18 Jun 2013

China Mengniu Dairy Co. has tabled a takeover bid worth around HK$11.35bn (US$1.46bn) to take full control of local infant formula maker Yashili International.


Katy Askew | 17 Jun 2013

China Mengniu Dairy Co. is expected to announce it has struck a deal to acquire a controlling stake in local infant formula firm Yashili International Holdings.


Katy Askew | 2 Apr 2013

Yashili International Holdings has received the go-ahead to invest CNY1.1bn (US$176.7m) to establish a dairy processing facility in New Zealand.


Dean Best | 20 Jan 2012

Chinese infant formula firm Yashili International Holdings has announced that joint CFO Chan Shing Yee is set to resign from the company.


Dean Best | 25 Jul 2011

Chinese infant-formula maker Yashili International Holdings has warned that its profits for the first six months of 2011 could be up to 40% lower than a year earlier.

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