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Lee Kum Kee targets European demand for "authentic" Chinese cuisine - interview 8 Nov 2017

Over more than a century, Lee Kum Kee, the Hong Kong-based supplier of Chinese sauces, had grown into a multinational supplying more than 120 markets. The privately-owned Lee Kum Kee rarely gives interviews but, at the Anuga trade expo in Germany, Dean Best sat down with Maria Chong, the general manager of the business’ operations in Europe, to hear about the company’s ambitions in the region.


Interview: Raisio targets emerging markets in Benecol push 4 Sep 2013

Finnish food group Raisio is looking to expand the presence of its Benecol brand in emerging markets, with South America and Asia at the forefront. The company today (4 September) launched its Benecol yoghurt drinks in Hong Kong. Katie Smith spoke to Mikko Laavainen, vice president of Raisio's licensed brands, who outlined the group's mid- to long-term growth strategy for the Benecol business.


Deal or no deal: ParknShop bidders must mull challenges in HK, China 6 Aug 2013

In ten days time, Hong Kong retail-to-energy conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa will reportedly consider any offers that have come in for ParknShop, its supermarket chain. However, any interested parties need to consider the challenges facing ParknShop, operating in the saturated Hong Kong market and so far not enjoying significant inroads on the mainland.


HOFEX: UK cereal firm Good Carb Food Co trailblazing in Asia 10 May 2013

UK firm The Good Carb Food Company has set its sights on further expansion in Asia, where it is acting as a trailblazer for the granola category.


HOFEX: Taywell looks to China, Gulf for premium ice cream opportunity 9 May 2013

Taywell Ice Creams is hoping to cater to affluent consumers in China and the Gulf as it seeks out premium markets for its ice creams.

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Vitasoy FY profits rise 23 Jun 2017

Hong Kong-listed plant-based food and beverage maker Vitasoy International Holdings has reported a rise in annual profits despite a fall in revenue in the wake of selling assets in the US.


Beyond Meat expands into Hong Kong 10 Apr 2017

US meat alternative food maker Beyond Meat is expanding into its first overseas market, Hong Kong. 


Hong Kong limits Brazil beef import ban 29 Mar 2017

Food safety chiefs in Hong Kong is to limit an import ban on frozen and chilled meat and poultry from Brazil to the 21 plants under police investigation over allegations of corruption in the country's meat sector.


Capespan, Joy Wing Mau announce Asia JV 21 Mar 2017

Fresh produce supplier Capespan has announced a joint venture with Joy Wing Mau to expand its presence across Asia.


Vitasoy H1 profits rise despite US disposal hitting sales 29 Nov 2016

Hong Kong-listed plant-based food and beverage maker Vitasoy International Holdings grew its profits in the first half of its financial year despite the sale of much its business in the US leading to a drop in revenue.


Tingyi acknowledges "poor" H1 30 Aug 2016

Tingyi Holding Corp., the Hong Kong-listed food and beverage group, has reported a slump in first-half profits, with work to "upgrade" its flagship noodle products and higher input costs weighing on earnings.


Want Want China Holdings sales down but profits up on easing costs 23 Aug 2016

Want Want China Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed food and beverage group, today (23 August) reported higher first-half profits despite a fall in revenue amid weaker sales of snack foods and from its combined dairy and drinks division.


Vitasoy sees FY profits jump 23 Jun 2016

Hong Kong-listed plant-based food and beverage maker Vitasoy International Holdings today (23 June) reported a 43% rise in annual profits, with market share rising in its "core markets" and a boost from "favourable" raw material costs.


Hong Kong suspends live poultry trade over bird flu concerns 6 Jun 2016

Hong Kong's government has ordered the temporary suspension of trade in live poultry imports and supplies from local farms as a contingency measure after a sample of poultry droppings tested positive for the H7N9 avian influenza virus at the weekend.


Biostime infant formula sales fall in Q1 10 May 2016

Hong Kong-listed nutritional products provider Biostime International Holdings has reported a rise in first-quarter sales, although revenue from its largest division - infant formula - fell.

Latest blogs

Talk of IPO of Australia's Manassen Foods returns 29 Oct 2015

Speculation Bright Food is planning to float its Australian asset, the distributor Manassen Foods, has resurfaced, with a report the Chinese giant has hired banking advisers to line up a listing next year.