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just-food's 2018 Confidence Survey – your take on international expansion and on M&A 1 Jan 2018

The third part of just-food's 2018 Confidence Survey asked for your thoughts on plans to expand internationally next year - and for a flavour of your M&A intentions. Ben Cooper reports.


Nestle's baby food arm Gerber on adapting to grow - interview 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.


Yili leads Stonyfield chase but race not yet run - analysis 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.


What is Mondelez International's outlook for China? - the just-food interview, part two 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.


Mondelez International aims for sweet success in China's chocolate market - the just-food interview, part one 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.

Latest News

Baby-food firm Bubs Australia strikes JD.com deal 21 Feb 2018

Bubs Australia, the infant formula and baby-food business, has secured a deal to sell its range of products through Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.


Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina takes full control of Huishan venture 15 Feb 2018

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has acquired the remaining shares in a joint venture with China's Huishan Dairy Holdings.


New Zealand's Synlait signs new supply deal with China's Bright Dairy 14 Feb 2018

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand business best known for co-packing infant formula, has renewed a supply arrangement with its largest shareholder, China's Bright Dairy.


Danish Crown unveils China export deal 6 Feb 2018

Pork powerhouse Danish Crown has won permission from the Chinese authorities to export sausages and canned products to the country.


Beingmate 'blames Fonterra for its losses' 1 Feb 2018

The cracks in the relationship between Fonterra and Beingmate, in which the New Zealand dairy business is an investor, appear to be widening with the Chinese baby formula firm reportedly blaming the Kiwi co-op for its losses.


Fazer seeks China growth through new e-commerce deal 23 Jan 2018

Finland's Fazer Group is the latest western food company to try and gain traction in the Chinese market through a distribution deal with one of the country's big e-commerce providers.


Young's Seafood 'targets Chinese market' 22 Jan 2018

The UK's Young's Seafood is reportedly eyeing China as its next export destination.


Fonterra to debut fresh milk in China via Alibaba 17 Jan 2018

Fonterra has teamed up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in a deal that will see the New Zealand dairy business sell fresh milk in China for the first time.


Cargill to invest in China production plant 5 Jan 2018

Cargill is to expand a poultry processing site in China.


Aquatic Foods Group shares delisted in London 3 Jan 2018

Aquatic Foods Group, the China-based seafood processor, has been delisted from the UK's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) after failing to file accounts for 2016.

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.