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The move towards branded agricultural produce in China 5 Mar 2019

Branded agricultural produce is becoming increasingly sought after in China, as Peter Peverelli reports.


Why China's elderly is a lucrative market segment 7 Feb 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines why food manufacturers operating in the country need to consider its modern, older consumer.


Global brands to see stiffer competition in China's chocolate market 8 Jan 2019

The consumption of chocolate in China continues to rise, offering opportunities for international manufacturers - but also for ambitious domestic players, Peter Peverelli writes.


Four product trends to watch in China in 2019 2 Jan 2019

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines four product trends food companies doing business in the country - or wanting to do business there - should bear in mind as we enter 2019.


The great repositioning of instant noodles in China 13 Dec 2018

China may be the world's largest market for instant noodles but sales have stuttered in recent years. How have manufacturers reacted and what could lie ahead?

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Thai Union strikes another deal with Alibaba 13 Mar 2019

Thai Union Group has secured another agreement with retail giant Alibaba in China, a market the seafood giant says is key to its growth.


Australian baby-food firm Bubs signs Chinese distribution deal with peer Beingmate 6 Mar 2019

Bubs Australia, the infant formula and baby food business, has revealed it has entered a strategic partnership with a Chinese peer.


Bakkavor planning to build a factory a year in China 28 Feb 2019

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label business, has revealed what it will need to do in China to match capacity to demand.


Annabel Karmel makes major China move, eyes US 7 Feb 2019

Annabel Karmel has launched its latest move to boost operations in China, part of plans to expand overseas that could see the UK-based baby and toddler food business enter the US.


China's Junlebao dairy business building second infant milk formula facility 1 Feb 2019

Chinese company Junlebao Dairy Co. has revealed plans for increasing the production of infant milk formula.


Australia's Jatenergy enters new infant formula deal in China 31 Jan 2019

Australia's Jatenery has signed a new agreement with a Chinese partner to sell its infant formula brands.


HKScan deepens China ties with Alibaba deal 28 Jan 2019

Finnish meat processor HKScan's plan to expand in China has been boosted by a new agreement with a retailer there.


Plant-based firm Just set to enter mainland China 9 Jan 2019

Just, the US plant-based firm formerly known as Hampton Creek, is to launch its first product in mainland China.


Finland's Valio gets infant formula export licence for China 9 Jan 2019

Finnish dairy company Valio has received a new export licence from the Chinese authorities following an audit of its plants.


Mengniu to invest in unit of Chinese organic peer Shengmu 2 Jan 2019

China Mengniu Dairy, one of the largest dairy companies in China, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in a subsidiary of a local organic peer.

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.