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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 to build new plant in southern China 1 Nov 2018

Vitasoy International Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed plant-based food and beverage maker, is building a new plant in southern China.


US alternative protein firm Just teams up with food accelerator in Asia 24 Sep 2018

Just, the US-based alternative protein business, has linked up with venture accelerator specialist Brinc.


Ausnutria manoeuvres for market share gains in Kabrita infant formula 16 Aug 2018

 Hong-Kong listed infant-formula maker Ausnutria Dairy Corp. has revealed that it has made a number of strategic moves as part of its attempts to gain further market share for the Kabrita brand. 


Japan's Nissin Foods enters into Hong Kong JV with Kagome Co. 23 Apr 2018

Instant noodle manufacturer Nissin Foods has set up a joint venture with fellow Japanese company Kagome Co, which will see them selling products in Hong Kong and Macau.


US vegan food business Just launches in Hong Kong 23 Jan 2018

Just, the alternative protein product business formerly known as Hampton Creek, has launched a number of its lines in Hong Kong.


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.

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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.