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French fries in China – big opportunities and high hurdles 17 Feb 2020

The market for French fries in China is growing rapidly but barriers to entry exist for foreign providers, as Peter Peverelli explains.


China's 'light eating' trend takes aim at fat, salt, sugar 31 Jan 2020

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at the trend for qingshi, which takes in foods low in salt and fat and also for eating smaller meals or portions than usual.


Cracking China - tapping into UK food companies' experiences in the world's largest import market 13 Dec 2019

China remains a massive draw for food exporters. Andy Coyne sets the scene and rounds up the experiences of UK food businesses targeting the market.


Six trends to shape China's food market in 2020 26 Nov 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli analyses the emerging consumer trends driving demand in the Chinese food industry and sets out the product categories to watch in 2020.


Nestle may soon show how rules of game have changed in China 31 Oct 2019

Nestlé's business in China may be set for significant changes. If they materialise, what would it signify for the world's largest food maker's operations in the market?

Latest News

Keytone rolling out immunity-boosting SKUs for Chinese market 26 Feb 2020

New Zealand's Keytone Dairy has updated the market on the impact the coronavirus virus is having on its exports to China.


Danish Crown's China plant back in operation 26 Feb 2020

Danish Crown said it had to temporarily close a meat plant in China during the extended Lunar New Year holiday due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Mexico's Grupo Bimbo closes plant in China due to coronavirus 24 Feb 2020

The coronavirus outbreak in China has forced Mexico-based bakery behemoth Grupo Bimbo to temporarily close a plant in the Asian country.


PepsiCo buys Chinese direct-to-consumer snacks firm Be & Cheery 24 Feb 2020

US snacks and beverages giant PepsiCo has entered a direct-to-consumer deal in China as it seeks to become a leading snacks maker in the country.


Hormel to remove growth drug banned in China from pork supply 19 Feb 2020

US-based Hormel Foods is the latest business to make changes to its pork supply with foreign markets in mind.


China could look to overhaul meat industry in wake of ASF, coronavirus - bank 10 Feb 2020

A report from a US investment bank has predicted what will happen to China's meat industry as a result of the outbreak of diseases such as coronavirus.


China halves tariffs on $75bn of US imports 6 Feb 2020

China will halve additional tariffs imposed in September on some US imports next week following last year's preliminary trade deal.


Coronavirus - Nestle bans travel to and from China 5 Feb 2020

Nestle, the world's largest food maker, has issued an update on how it has reacted to the coronavirus outbreak in China.


Coronavirus impact on China consumption to last months - forecast 5 Feb 2020

The coronavirus outbreak in China will hit sales and profits in food-related industries such as retail and entertainment for "several months", a report from Moody's has warned.


CPF plays down threat to its China operation from bird flu 4 Feb 2020

Thailand-based consumer-goods giant Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has updated the market about the impact of bird flu on its poultry operation 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.