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Pizza to children's snacks – the fuel for cheese sales in China 26 Jun 2020

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli looks at the expanding market for cheese in China and sets out areas for manufacturers to exploit.


"This industry is so nascent" – Dao Foods investor Tao Zhang on taking plant-based meat mainstream in China 10 Jun 2020

Can a real, mainstream market for plant-based meat develop in China? Dao Foods investor Tao Zhang thinks so – but he knows there's a long way to go.


How China's expansion of e-commerce zones could benefit overseas food companies 10 Jun 2020

China has expanded its cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) scheme to push up trade battered by Covid-19. We look at the possible benefits for food companies exporting to the country.


Plant-based meat must target local tastes to succeed in China 21 May 2020

just-food's China market columnist Peter Peverelli weighs up the growing activity in the country's market for plant-based meat alternatives.


How Covid-19 might shape consumer trends in China 20 Apr 2020

Packaged-food companies mulling the post-Covid-19 consumer will be watching China with interest. Our local columnist Peter Peverelli sets out some trends that could take hold.

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Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development 7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.


Lever VC launches plant-based investment fund and accelerator in China 6 Jul 2020

Investor Lester VC has linked up with accelerator operator Brinc on a venture targeting plant-based start-ups in a key Asian market.


Beyond Meat set to make China retail bow 1 Jul 2020

US plant-based protein company Beyond Meat is about to make its debut on supermarket shelves in a major Asian market.


Unilever to expand China ice-cream plant with eye on more food products 26 Jun 2020

Unilever has embarked on the expansion of an existing factory in a key market in Asia, with possible plans to widen the site's output to take in more food products.


China suspends poultry imports from Covid-hit Tyson plant 22 Jun 2020

China has suspended poultry imports from a plant owned by Tyson Foods which has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak.


PepsiCo closes China food plant in Covid-19 move 22 Jun 2020

US food and beverages giant PepsiCo has taken action following an outbreak of Covid-19 at one of its food processing plants in China.


China Mengniu Dairy issues Covid-linked profit warning 9 Jun 2020

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has issued an updated profit forecast as a result of factors linked to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Danish Crown pulls out of e-commerce deal in China with Alibaba 5 Jun 2020

Danish Crown has discontinued a manufacturing and distribution agreement in China because volumes fell short.


Beyond Meat secures plant-based burger deal in China with KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell 1 Jun 2020

Free-from firm Beyond Meat has sealed another deal in China featuring the US firm's plant-based burgers.


China readies food security plans 22 May 2020

China is reportedly drawing up plans to secure the supply of food in the midst of the global coronavirus crisis.

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.