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What are the opportunities for cheese suppliers in China? 4 Oct 2018

When I arrived in China as a student in 1975, I knew that most Chinese didn’t like dairy products in general and particularly disliked cheese because of its smell. I was surprised to find small amounts of domestic Chinese cheese from Heilongjiang, the province bordering Russia, in a special store for foreigners.


How chilli is spicing up parts of China's food sector 5 Sep 2018

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines how chilli flavours has made inroads in the country's packaged food industry as the palates of local consumers get used to - and embrace - some heat in their food.


China the next frontier for determined US grocer Kroger 17 Aug 2018

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, has, in the face of a challenging domestic market and the spectre of Amazon, rolled up its sleeves in recent months and announced a series of moves in developing parts of the food industry. This week, Kroger announced another initiative but, this time, it was international. Dean Best reports.


China breakfast cereal deep-dive part two – how to tap future growth 16 Aug 2018

Demand for breakfast cereal in China is expected to continue to grow amid the urbanisation of the population and continued interest in Western eating habits. But what must manufacturers do to tap that demand? Wang Fangqing reports in this second part of just-food’s in-depth look at the category.


China breakfast cereal deep-dive part one - how the market has slowly opened up 15 Aug 2018

China has been a key target for multinational food companies for decades but success has varied by category. Western-style breakfast cereal has not made the advances seen in other parts of the industry but, as Wang Fangqing reports, that is gradually changing.

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UK meal-alternative start-up Huel enters China 23 Oct 2018

Fresh from a recent funding round, UK-based meal alternative start-up Huel is launching another market.


Marine Harvest inks salmon supply deal in China with e-commerce giant Alibaba 19 Oct 2018

Norway-based seafood group Marine Harvest has entered into an agreement with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba for the supply of fresh salmon products.


Alibaba's Tmall eyes faster product innovation in market research deal 17 Oct 2018

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba's e-commerce platform has partnered with a range of market research groups as it looks to help companies speed up their new product development process.


China Xiangtai Food plans IPO, Nasdaq listing 8 Oct 2018

Pork processor China Xiangtai Food plans to raise as much as US$15m from a public share offering on the Nasdaq exchange in the US to fund expansion.


Update - US food in firing line as China retaliates on tariffs 19 Sep 2018

Beijing has responded swiftly to the announcement the US will be imposing 10% tariffs on food exports from China from 24 September.


China-focused retailer AuMake buys stake in valerian root milk firm Herbsmart Pharmaceutical 14 Sep 2018

AuMake International, the China-focused retailer listed in Australia, has acquired half of Herbsmart Pharmaceutical, a company supplying milk containing valerian root.


Bubs Australia strikes another deal in China 3 Sep 2018

Infant-formula and baby-food supplier Bubs Australia has signed a deal with Hipac, a supplier to China’s mother-and-baby stores, a key selling channel for manufacturers doing business in the country.


African Swine Fever outbreak could spread beyond China, warns UN body 29 Aug 2018

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned the current outbreak of African Swine Fever, at the moment confined to China, could spread to other Asian countries. 


Bellamy's in black but China permit delay continues 29 Aug 2018

Infant-formula and baby-food supplier Bellamy's Australia swung back into the black in its most recent financial year but was unable to give full guidance for its new fiscal period amid continued uncertainty about a portion of the company's sales in China.


US healthy milkshake firm Sneakz eyes exports after gaining approval in China 21 Aug 2018

Sneaks Organic, the Florida-based vegetable-infused milkshake business, has achieved organic certification for its products in China.

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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.