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Plant-based meat and China: target local tastes

just-food's China market columnist Peter Peverelli weighs up the growing activity in the country's market for plant-based meat alternatives....

How Covid-19 might shape consumer trends in China

Packaged-food companies mulling the post-Covid-19 consumer will be watching China with interest. Our local columnist Peter Peverelli sets ou...

Covid-19 briefing - key global updates, 30 March

The latest daily update of the major developments around Covid-19, with particular respect to national government developments, forecasts an...

The outlook for Chinese demand for healthy snacks

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

Latest Interviews

Climate change, aquaculture and healthy diets - Thai Union's Dr Darian McBain on seafood giant's sustainability targets 6 Dec 2019

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper speaks to Dr Darian McBain, global director of corporate affairs and sustainability at Thai Union, about attempts to put sustainability at the heart of the business.


"I want to try to be optimistic. We've been let down before" - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil chief executive Darrel Webber exhorts food companies to buy sustainably 27 Mar 2019

Ben Cooper

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil speaks with Ben Cooper about its new standards and how food companies can promote the idea palm oil can be a sustainable commodity.

Latest News

Danish Crown pulls out of e-commerce deal in China with Alibaba 5 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Danish Crown has discontinued a manufacturing and distribution agreement in China because volumes fell short.


Dairy group Vinamilk enters South Korea 2 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Vietnam's largest dairy group, Vinamilk, has launched into another market in Asia, the company has confirmed.


Beyond Meat secures plant-based burger deal in China with KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Free-from firm Beyond Meat has sealed another deal in China featuring the US firm's plant-based burgers.


Orkla Indian subsidiary MTR linked with deal for local peer Eastern Condiments 29 May 2020

Andy Coyne

MTR Foods, an India-based business owned by Norway's Orkla, has been linked in media reports to the acquisition of a controlling stake in a local peer.


NH Foods among investors in Japanese cell-based start-up IntegriCulture 28 May 2020

Simon Harvey

IntegriCulture, a Japanese firm developing cell-based foods, has received a round of funding from an investor consortium.


Japan joins roster of markets for meat-free supplier Naturli' 27 May 2020

Dean Best

Naturli' Foods, the meat-free supplier backed by Nordic food giant Orkla, has entered a market in Asia where the company sees "huge, untapped potential".



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