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Food firms weigh up China's fight against obesity

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

How should food companies work with Alibaba?

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

Selling to China's young, single "post-90" cohort

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

PepsiCo's Africa push may face challenges

Andy Coyne looks at PepsiCo's plans in sub-Saharan Africa after the US giant announced it is to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group....

Latest Interviews

"I want to try to be optimistic. We've been let down before" - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil chief executive Darrel Webber exhorts food companies to buy sustainably 27 Mar 2019

Ben Cooper

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil speaks with Ben Cooper about its new standards and how food companies can promote the idea palm oil can be a sustainable commodity.

Russia's iFarm on whether vertical farming could herald a new era of urban agriculture - interview 25 Mar 2019

Joe Baker

iFarm, one of several start-ups seeking to get ahead in the urban farming stakes, explains to Joe Baker why the concept could revolutionise farming.

Latest News

India regulator postpones traffic-light labels implementation amid opposition 12 Sep 2019

Raghavendra Verma

India's draft regulations for traffic-light labelling on packaged foods have been postponed amid industry opposition.

Arla Foods to help further develop sustainable dairy industry in Nigeria 12 Sep 2019

Simon Harvey

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has entered a commitment to help further develop a sustainable dairy industry in Nigeria. 

Indian snacks firm DFM Foods changes hands as majority stake acquired 10 Sep 2019

Andy Coyne

The owners of DFM Foods, the India-based snacks firm, have sold a majority stake in the business to a US private-equity firm.

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

Dean Best

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

Modern Foods takes majority stake in peer Supreme Baker India 6 Sep 2019

Simon Harvey

Modern Foods, the India-based bakery business owned by private-equity firm Everstone Capital, has taken a majority stake in a local peer.

US ice-cream firm Dippin' Dots continues international push 2 Sep 2019

Dean Best

Dippin' Dots, the US ice-cream supplier, is to set up another manufacturing facility overseas, the company's fourth outside its domestic market.

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