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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...

Analysis: Stonyfield race not yet run

Chinese dairy giant Yili has declared its interest in buying Stonyfield but just-food columnist Victor Martino contends there could be more...

Opinion: Tapping into Japan's e-commerce

Andrew Pearl, director of strategy and insights for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, casts...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna 6 Jan 2017

Raghavendra Verma

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.


Quorn CEO sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 2016

Dean Best

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.

Latest News

EU warning on China food certification changes 27 Jun 2017

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has warned China is planning to introduce what Brussels calls "unjustifiable food certification requirements" for imports into the country.


Vitasoy FY profits rise 23 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Hong Kong-listed plant-based food and beverage maker Vitasoy International Holdings has reported a rise in annual profits despite a fall in revenue in the wake of selling assets in the US.


Huishan Dairy names new directors 23 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Beleaguered China-based Huishan Dairy, which has been rocked by allegations of misappropriation of funds and director resignations in recent weeks, has announced the appointment of several new directors to its board.


Thai Union, Driscoll's strike Alibaba deal 22 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

Seafood giant Thai Union Group and US berry grower Driscoll’s are to sell products on Alibaba's Tmall platform, pointing to demand in China for fresh food.


Freedom Foods takes formula into Singapore 21 Jun 2017

Dean Best

Australia's Freedom Foods Group has launched a line of infant formula into Singapore and is eyeing entering the category in more markets this year.


Banks' expansion loan for China's Saikexing dairy 16 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

Chinese dairy firm Inner Mongolia Saikexing Breeding and Biotechnology Group has secured an Asian Development Bank-led syndicated loan valued at US$125m aimed at expanding domestic milk supply in China.

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