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The future of retail in China: using Big Data to create smart shops 18 May 2018

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences in an effort to create a 'new retail' landscape. In this report, Lucy Britner offers an overview of the major changes and a closer look at how food and beverage companies are getting involved.


just-food's 2018 Confidence Survey – your take on international expansion and on M&A 1 Jan 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 flavour of your M&A intentions. Ben Cooper reports.


Nestle's baby food arm Gerber on adapting to grow - interview 1 Aug 2017

Gerber, one of the most-established names in the baby food sector, is marking its 90th anniversary. In some markets, a company can trade on that longevity; in others, it can turn some consumers off. Bill Partyka, Gerber's president and CEO, talks to Dean Best about how the Nestle-owned company is emphasising its heritage in China but seeking to adapt to changing consumer tastes in the US.


Yili leads Stonyfield chase but race not yet run - analysis 15 May 2017

Chinese dairy giant Yili has declared its interest in buying Stonyfield but just-food columnist Victor Martino contends there could be more twists and turns in the race for Danone's US organic dairy unit.


What is Mondelez International's outlook for China? - the just-food interview, part two 26 Sep 2016

Mondelez International's top-line performance in China has been patchy since the US snacks giant was established four years ago. Biscuits has been Mondelez's main business in China and challenges in the category meant, for example, the Oreo maker saw its sales in the country fall in 2014. A recovery from Mondelez's biscuit arm in China, plus growth from its chewing gum stable, helped the company's sales grow in 2015 - but sales fell in the first six months of this year. Speaking to just-food after announcing a significant push into China's chocolate market, Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in the country, discusses how he sees the prospects for the company in the market.

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US baby food company Mead Johnson ties up Chinese e-commerce deal 15 Jun 2018

Mead Johnson, the US infant nutrition company owned by consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser, has linked up with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.


China sets out more measures to modernise dairy industry 12 Jun 2018

China's government has announced fresh measures to try to modernise the country's dairy sector.


Bubs Australia enters e-commerce supply agreement with China's Alibaba 8 Jun 2018

Bubs Australia has entered a ''merchant service agreement'' with China's e-commerce retailer through which the baby food maker has launched a flagship store.


China imposes duties on chicken imports from Brazil 8 Jun 2018

China is imposing temporary anti-dumping duties on imports of chicken products from Brazil in a further blow to major meat processors JBS and BRF.


GreenSpace Brands takes Love Child baby foods to China in Sinova e-commerce deal 5 Jun 2018

Canadian food manufacturer GreenSpace Brands has entered an exclusive agreement with Sinova Group to distribute its Love Child baby products in China through e-commerce platforms.


Bubs Australia stretches China ideals in distribution deal with New Times Asia 4 Jun 2018

Infant formula and baby food maker Bubs Australia is expanding its presence in China through a AUD17m (US$13m) ''long-term'' distribution agreement with New Times Asia that will see its annual revenues double.


China to slash import tariffs on many consumer products  1 Jun 2018

China has announced it is to cut import tariffs on nearly 1,500 consumer products  from 1 July.


Jatenergy expands infant-formula presence in China with kids' retail outlet 30 May 2018

Australia's Jatenergy, an exporter of infant formula, has secured a deal to open a retail outlet in China dedicated to children's products.


Nestle sells majority stake in China plant 24 May 2018

Nestle is offloading a majority stake in a factory in northern China.


Nestle eyes better nutrition for China's seniors 23 May 2018

Nestlé has launched an app in China it believes can help the country’s older consumers follow a healthier diet.

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Food part of Nestle's investment in consumer healthcare in China 24 Apr 2018

Nestle has announced the opening of two consumer healthcare in China and one of which will be supplying foods "for special medical purposes".


China's Yili gained as dairy market curdled in 2015 26 Jul 2016

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.


China's new e-commerce laws - confusion reigns 11 May 2016

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce have brought that concern into sharp relief.