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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.


Fruit and nuts - from staples to snacking favourites in China 9 Aug 2018

In his debut column, just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at how the country's growing wealth and need for convenience has led to the staples of fruit and nuts be the foundation of a buoyant, on-the-go category.


Google and JD.com - another e-commerce duo to consider 22 Jun 2018

There was another e-commerce powerplay this week, with Google investing in and setting out plans to work with Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com. Dean Best reflects on the announcement and how suppliers should react.

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Swine fever outbreak sees China's WH Group shut slaughterhouse 17 Aug 2018

China's WH Group, the world's largest pork producer, has been ordered by the country's government to shut one of its slaughterhouses amid a swine fever scare.


Unilever hires JD.com as logistics partner in China 15 Aug 2018

Unilever has appointed Chinese e-commerce major JD.com its local logistics provider in a bid to boost its presence in the country.


Kroger to sell own-label in China via Alibaba's Tmall 14 Aug 2018

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, is to launch its own-label ranges in China through e-commerce giant Alibaba.


Meat giant WH Group names new deputy chairman 14 Aug 2018

WH Group, the Chinese meat processor, has appointed company executive Wan Hongjian as vice chairman.


A2 Milk extends supply agreement with China State Farm Holding 14 Aug 2018

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has extended a supply agreement with China State Farm Holding Shanghai Co. for its infant nutrition products for a further three years.


Ausnutria unit Pure Nutrition teams up with retailer AuMake International to launch A2 milk powder 8 Aug 2018

New Zealand-based Pure Nutrition, majority-owned by Hong Kong-listed infant-formula supplier Ausnutria, has struck a deal to manufacture own-label A2 milk powder formula for China-focused retailer AuMake International.


Range of food features in China's new tariff salvo at US 6 Aug 2018

Scores of food products feature on a new list of more than 5,000 US goods on which China is planning to impose additional tariffs of 5-25%.


PepsiCo to invest $100m on Shanghai food plant expansion 6 Aug 2018

PepsiCo has revealed it is planning to spend US$100m on expanding its food facility in Shanghai.


Hershey sells Chinese unit Shanghai Golden Monkey 26 Jul 2018

Hershey has offloaded Chinese subsidiary Shanghai Golden Monkey after four years of at times challenging ownership.


PepsiCo and Select Harvests target China with Lucky brand nut deal 19 Jul 2018

PepsiCo has signed a deal with Select Harvests to distribute the Australian firm's Lucky brand nuts, seeds and blends in China.

Latest blogs

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.