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How to avoid FDI turning into a nightmare

Dreaming of an international expansion for your company? Consider these cautionary tips from FDI consultant Douglas van den Berghe first....

Covid sweetens China interest in functional candy

That Covid-19 has increased demand for healthier products is being seen in markets worldwide. In China, the trend is creating opportunities...

How Covid has shaped Brazil frozen-food market

Brazilian consumers have shown greater interest in frozen food over the last year and demand for healthier options has grown....

Plant-based meat's Asia optimism

A clutch of announcements this week underline the optimism among makers of plant-based meat alternatives about the opportunity in Asia, writ...

Latest Interviews

"We want to replicate the taste of meat in the healthiest way" – Brazilian plant-based protein firm The New wants to stand apart as market builds 7 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The New is a fledgling plant-based protein business based in beef-loving Brazil. We hear from co-founder Bruno Fonseca about the company's ambitions domestically and overseas.


Chocolate maker Landbase eyes China's interest in low-sugar treats – interview 4 Jan 2021

Wang Fangqing

Landbase is a fledgling Chinese firm building a business to cater for interest in healthier options for chocolate products in China in the country. We speak to CEO Ethan Zhou.

Latest News

China D2C dairy business Adopt A Cow gets KKR backing 19 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The buy-out house said the Chinese firm had a "disruptive strategy to change the way dairy is produced, marketed and sold to customers".


Dutch Lady Milk Industries plans new dairy facility in Malaysia 19 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Malaysia dairy business Dutch Lady Milk Industries is planning a new production facility in south-east Asia to replace an aged plant.


Nestle joins Magnit-led Russia initiative to promote healthy food 16 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

A raft of consumer goods companies have joined an initiative in Russian to promote healthy food and beverages.


Lithuanian dairy firm Vilvi Group buys Latvia's SIA Baltic Dairy Board 15 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Lithuania-based dairy firm Vilvi Group has acquired a 70% stake in a Latvian ingredients business for an undisclosed sum.


Acquisitions central to Agthia's new growth strategy 14 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

UAE food business Agthia Group has announced details of its plan to become a regional food and drinks "leader" by 2025.


OmniPork owner Green Monday to open plant in China 9 Apr 2021

Dean Best

Green Monday Group, the Hong Kong supplier of plant-based meat, is set to open its second manufacturing plant.



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