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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?


Four product trends to watch in China in 2019 15 Nov 2018

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.


What are the opportunities for cheese suppliers in China? 4 Oct 2018

When I arrived in China as a student in 1975, I knew that most Chinese didn’t like dairy products in general and particularly disliked cheese because of its smell. I was surprised to find small amounts of domestic Chinese cheese from Heilongjiang, the province bordering Russia, in a special store for foreigners.


How chilli is spicing up parts of China's food sector 5 Sep 2018

just-food's China columnist Peter Peverelli outlines how chilli flavours have made inroads in the country's packaged food sector as the palates of local consumers get used to - and embrace - some heat in their food.


China the next frontier for determined US grocer Kroger 17 Aug 2018

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, has, in the face of a challenging domestic market and the spectre of Amazon, rolled up its sleeves in recent months and announced a series of moves in developing parts of the food industry. This week, Kroger announced another initiative but, this time, it was international. Dean Best reports.

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Aviko terminates China joint venture with Snow Valley 7 Dec 2018

Aviko, the Netherlands-based potato supplier, is exiting a joint venture in China after closing a plant in Germany last month.


JD.com enters food production 6 Dec 2018

Chinese retail giant JD.com has made its first foray into food production through a tie-up with Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi.


Australia's Jatenergy expands China presence with milk powder supply agreement 6 Dec 2018

Australia's Jatenergy has expanded its presence in China with another distribution deal for dairy products.


Beingmate 'seeks state capital', bringing Fonterra's stake into question 30 Nov 2018

Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., the struggling China-based business, is reportedly seeking state assistance.


Foreign food companies boosted by China e-commerce ruling 23 Nov 2018

The Chinese government has announced its future rules for retail imports being sold via e-commerce channels in the country.


Freedom Foods enters China deal with Alibaba unit for cereals, snacks 8 Nov 2018

Australia's Freedom Foods has entered a strategic partnership with a unit of one of China's largest e-commerce companies. 


JBS enters meat supply deal with China's Alibaba 7 Nov 2018

Brazilian meat giant JBS has signed an e-commerce supply deal for the Chinese market.


Danish Crown inks new e-commerce deal with Alibaba in China 6 Nov 2018

Danish Crown has signed a new distribution deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba to supply pork to Chinese consumers from its soon-to-be-completed factory in Shanghai.


Nestle unveils fruits of China incubator 1 Nov 2018

Nestlé, the world's largest food maker, is rolling out new products in China developed by an in-house incubator team set up earlier this year.


UK meal-alternative start-up Huel enters China 23 Oct 2018

Fresh from a recent funding round, UK-based meal alternative start-up Huel is launching another market.

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.