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Interview: Gerber adapting to grow 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.

Analysis: Stonyfield race not yet run 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.

Interview: Mondelez's outlook for China 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.

Interview: Mondelez eyes sweet success in China 22 Sep 2016

China is central to Mondelez International's growth strategy but it has not always been an easy ride for the snacks giant since its formation in October 2012. However, the US company is confident about its prospects in the country and signalled its optimism with the launch of European chocolate brand Milka in August. Dean Best spoke to Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in China, to find out more.

Tackling infant formula fraud in China 18 May 2016

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines what action is being taken to tackle the sale of fake products in the country's booming e-commerce market. 

Latest News

Huishan Dairy lenders demand US$220m loan payment 13 Sep 2017

Ailing Chinese dairy processor Huishan Dairy has received a demand from lenders for the payment by the end of tomorrow of loans worth US$220m.

H1 sales up, profits mixed at renamed Biostime 8 Sep 2017

China-based Health and Happiness International Holdings - the infant formula business formerly known as Biostime International Holdings - has reported rising half-year sales but mixed profit numbers.

China Menghiu earnings rise on consumer preference 4 Sep 2017

China Mengniu Dairy Company booked an increase in first-half earnings led by its Milk Deluxe and Just Yogurt products, with new consumption habits giving an added boost to sales.

China's Yili sees first-half revenue, profits rise 4 Sep 2017

China's dairy company Yili Group reported an increase in first-half revenue and profits, in what it attributed to chairman Pan Gang's strategy for innovation and globalisation to boost growth.

Dali Foods' bread, cakes and pastries sales fall 29 Aug 2017

China's Dali Foods posted a first-half decrease in revenue for bread, cakes and pastries, the biggest category within its food business segment, after increasing prices to reflect higher raw material costs.

Want Want China's profits slump on rice crackers 23 Aug 2017

Want Want China Holdings posted a slump in first-half revenue and profits, which the snack maker attributed to distortions due to the timing of the Lunar New Year and a rise in raw material costs.

Danish Crown ties up Alibaba deal in China 22 Aug 2017

Pork giant Danish Crown has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tmall, one of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba's business-to-consumer marketplaces.

Tingyi profits up on "core" products, cost control 22 Aug 2017

Tingyi Holding Corp., the Chinese maker of Master Kong noodles, pointed to a focus on its "core" products and on controlling costs as factors in its rising first-half increase in sales and profits.

Meat giant WH Group profits up on fresh pork 15 Aug 2017

WH Group, the world's largest pork producer, saw its net profit increase by 1% to US$557m in the first six months of 2017.

UK meat processors cleared for China exports 14 Aug 2017

Seven meat processors across England and Northern Ireland have been given the green light to export pork to China.

Latest blogs

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.

Is Chinese meat company WH Group eyeing US M&A? 6 May 2016

Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced.