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just-food Survey: your take on M&A in 2018

The third part of just-food's 2018 Confidence Survey asked for your thoughts on plans to expand internationally next year - and for a flavou...

Focus: Bimbo's India entry could spark more deals

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has mu...

Foodservice, May '17: Pizza Hut, Fiesta, Elior

May saw Yum! Brands set out its plans to boost the performance of its flagging US Pizza Hut chain, investor pressure on US fast-casual opera...

India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and servi...

Latest Interviews

Lee Kum Kee targets European demand for "authentic" Chinese cuisine - interview 8 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Over more than a century, Lee Kum Kee, the Hong Kong-based supplier of Chinese sauces, had grown into a multinational supplying more than 120 markets. The privately-owned Lee Kum Kee rarely gives interviews but, at the Anuga trade expo in Germany, Dean Best sat down with Maria Chong, the general manager of the business’ operations in Europe, to hear about the company’s ambitions in the region.


Sustainability at heart of Ajinomoto's global ambitions 13 Oct 2017

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how Japan food and ingredients group Ajinomoto’s approach to sustainability ties in with its broader ambitions to become a leading force on the world food stage.

Latest News

Philippines' San Miguel confirms unit merger approval, share offering 19 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

Philippines business San Miguel Corp. has confirmed the amalgamation of its food, beverage and liquor units into a new entity has been approved by shareholders.


Nestle launches KitKat with Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate 18 Jan 2018

Dean Best

Nestle is to launch the first branded product using ingredient giant Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate.


Fonterra to debut fresh milk in China via Alibaba 17 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

Fonterra has teamed up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in a deal that will see the New Zealand dairy business sell fresh milk in China for the first time.


India's Patanjali Ayurved open to foreign investment 15 Jan 2018

Raghavendra Verma

Patanjali Ayurved has confirmed it is considering investment of US$800m from French luxury group LVMH but the fast-growing Indian consumer goods company stressed it is not the only overseas offer it has received.


Danone pulls out of dairy in India 12 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

France's Danone will no longer sell dairy products in India, instead focusing on nutrition products, including brands such as Protinex and Aptamil, in the market.


Cargill to invest in China production plant 5 Jan 2018

Dean Best

Cargill is to expand a poultry processing site in China.



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