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China's instant noodle makers try to bounce back

China may be the world's largest market for instant noodles but sales have stuttered in recent years. How have manufacturers reacted and wha...

Why did Unilever buy GSK's Horlicks-led assets?

Some question the future of Unilever's presence in food and drinks. Why did the FMCG giant snap up GSK's consumer-nutrition assets, at...

Four product trends to watch in China in 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines four product trends food companies doing business in the country - or wanting to do bus...

Where could GSK's Horlicks assets end up?

Some major names in the food and drinks industries are said to have eyed up the GlaxoSmithKline assets under review - at the centre of...

Latest Interviews

"India is a big country with big opportunities to grow" - just-food meets Dr Oetker's Oliver Mirza 23 Mar 2018

Mini Pant Zachariah

German giant Dr Oetker is looking to grow the sales its business in India generates five-fold in just three years. Oliver Mirza, the managing director and chief executive, of Dr Oetker's business in the country spoke to just-food about the company's goal.

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.

Latest News

New products - US hemp extract specialist Weller launches CBD Coconut Bites; General Mills to debut Larabar in UK; Hood unveils vegan 'milk' line Planet Oat; US healthy snack firm NightFood moves into ice cream, cannabis-infused cookies 14 Dec 2018

This week's new products include the first plant-based meat range from Japan's Otsuka Foods, a vegan product from US dairy HP Hood and General Mills adding to its UK range.

Plant-based firm Just to explore "cultured" Wagyu 11 Dec 2018

Dean Best

Just, the US plant-based firm formerly known as Hampton Creek, is looking to add another lab-grown or "cultured" food to its portfolio.

Unilever talks up prospects for foodservice arm 7 Dec 2018

Dean Best

Unilever has outlined how it believes it can grow the division of the consumer-goods giant that supplies the foodservice sector.

Aviko terminates China joint venture with Snow Valley 7 Dec 2018

Simon Harvey

Aviko, the Netherlands-based potato supplier, is exiting a joint venture in China after closing a plant in Germany last month. enters food production 6 Dec 2018

Dean Best

Chinese retail giant has made its first foray into food production through a tie-up with Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi.

Japan's Megmilk to spend JPY4bn on consolidating plants 6 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne

Megmilk Snow Brand, the Japan-based dairy and infant formula business, has revealed it is to spend JBY4bn (US$35.5m) on plant consolidation.

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