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BRICs and beyond: Competition rises in Indonesia's growing dairy sector 28 Apr 2014

Drinking milk consumption in Indonesia lags neighbouring countries in Asia. However, demographic drivers and growing consumer awareness around the functional benefits of dairy mean demand is expected to witness dynamic growth. As international and domestic players vie for position in the market competition is also growing apace. Katy Askew reports.


Interview: 7-Eleven's Indonesian operator Modern Putra outlines ambitions 22 Oct 2013

7-Eleven has built a significant worldwide presence since its inception in 1927 but the Japanese-owned international convenience chain still has its eye on building its presence in key emerging markets. Michelle Russell met Henri Honoris, the head of Modern Putra Indonesia, 7-Eleven's operator in the populous Asian market, to discuss the plans for the chain there.

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Infofood touts palm oil performance as profits rise 14 Aug 2017

Indonesia's Indofood has posted higher first-half sales and profits, pointing to growth from its agribusiness arm.


Delfi cuts FY sales forecast, warns on profits 8 Aug 2017

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi today (8 August) downgraded its expectations for its annual sales and cautioned its 2017 profits could come in lower than last year.


Indofood hails Q1 growth 2 May 2017

Indofood has reported higher first-quarter sales and profits despite what the Indonesia-based food group had been "weaker market demand" during the first three months of the year.


Confectioner Delfi strikes Indonesia venture with Japan candy firm Yuraku 24 Apr 2017

Singapore-listed candy group Delfi has announced a new venture in Indonesia - its largest market - a month after pulling out of a different tie-up in the country.


Indofood profits leap in 2016 24 Mar 2017

Indofood, the Indonesia-based food group, today (24 March) booked a jump in annual profits, helped by one-off factors but also underlying growth.


Delfi to exit venture with Meiji in Indonesia 16 Mar 2017

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi today (16 March) announced plans to pull out of PT Ceres Meiji Indotama (CMI) - a confectionery manufacturing joint venture in Indonesia with Japanese pharma-to-food group Meiji Holdings.


Unilever signs sustainable palm oil agreement with Indonesia 26 Jan 2017

Unilever has signed a three-year "produce and protect" agreement with regional authorities in Indonesia to support a jurisdictional approach for sourcing sustainable palm oil at village level. 


WTO rules against Indonesia over food import restrictions 23 Dec 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has upheld challenges brought against Indonesia by the US and New Zealand over import restrictions on food and animal products including beef and poultry.


Wilmar International calls for "labour transformation" in palm oil industry after Amnesty report 30 Nov 2016

Wilmar International, the agribusiness accused by Amnesty International of running Indonesian palm oil plantations that contribute to child labour and human rights abuses, has called for collaboration to achieve a "labour transformation" across the global palm oil industry.


Amnesty International - Global brands "profiting" from child and forced labour 30 Nov 2016

Nestle, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies that are contributing to child labour and human rights abuses, Amnesty International has claimed in a report published today (30 November).