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Mengniu’s Bellamy’s takeover could benefit both in competitive Chinese market 18 Sep 2019

Mengniu, one of China's largest dairy companies, has moved for Australia's Bellamy's to bolster its ambitions in its infant formula. Both companies could do with the help.


China's fight against obesity augurs change for food businesses 20 Aug 2019

Jens Kastner looks at how international food businesses selling their products in China are responding to the country's plans to target obesity.


How should food companies work with Alibaba? 16 Aug 2019

Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall is soon mooted to overtake Walmart to become the world's largest B2C retailer. Naturally, food companies want to work with the Chinese behemoth.


Selling to China's young, single "post-90" professionals 7 Aug 2019

In his latest Eye on China column, Peter Peverelli surveys what the country's "post-90" consumer wants from packaged food.


Muscling in on China's market for meat snacks 3 Jul 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli chews over the market for meat snacks in China, which has some very local attributes.

Latest News

Meiji extends presence in China with formation of Meiji Dairies 18 Sep 2019

Japanese food group Meiji Holdings is extending its presence in China with the formation of a new dairy unit.


China "our number one priority", meat-free firm Impossible Foods says 9 Sep 2019

The CEO of Impossible Foods has outlined the US meat-alternatives supplier's top priority when it comes to international markets.


China releases lists of US food set for more duties 27 Aug 2019

The US food industry has been weighing up the potential cost of the latest round of tariffs that look set to be imposed on its exports to China.


China plans to reduce salt, sugar intake 9 Aug 2019

The Chinese government has been releasing plans to reduce China food consumers' intake of salt, sugar and edible oil.


Fonterra to sell stake in China's Beingmate 7 Aug 2019

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has made a decision regarding its stake in China-based baby and infant-food business Beingmate in which it has an 18.8% holding.


Reckitt Benckiser sees infant-nutrition sales slow in Q2 30 Jul 2019

Reckitt Benckiser, the UK-based consumer goods group behind brands including Enfamil and Enfagrow, has seen its infant-nutrition sales slow in the second quarter.


China food market growth "lowest for decade" - Nestle 26 Jul 2019

After reporting a set of half-year results that drew a positive response from the market, Nestle remarked how China had been a factor in the slowing growth from its Asia division.


PepsiCo to buy stake in Chinese "health food" firm Natural Food International Holding 26 Jul 2019

PepsiCo is to invest in a Hong Kong-listed, China-based "health food" business, according to a local stock-exchange filing.


New products - Nestle's ice cream push in China; Kellogg's Nutri-Grain for kids; Chobani nut butter yogurt; Danone's So Delicious yogurt alternatives 19 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Kellogg pushing Nutri-Grain into US kids category and a nut butter line of Greek yogurts from Chobani. 


Spanish olive oil firm Deoleo lists Carbonell brand on China e-commerce platform 15 Jul 2019

Spanish olive-oil company Deoleo is to list one of its brands on one of the largest e-commerce platforms 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.