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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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Indofood's palm oil unit evicted from RSPO certification scheme 1 Mar 2019

Indofood's palm-oil producing unit has been evicted from the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification scheme.

Indofood quits sustainable palm oil body amid allegations of labour violations 30 Jan 2019

Indofood, one of Indonesia's largest food companies, has withdrawn from the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification scheme. 

Industry report highlights forced labour in palm oil 6 Nov 2018

A report commissioned by industry body The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has revealed concerns about the palm-oil industry.

Nestle, Unilever among FMCG giants to sign plastics pledge 29 Oct 2018

Nestlé, Unilever and Danone are among the consumer-goods companies to have signed a new commitment on plastic packaging.

Indonesia venture between Nestle, Indofood ends 4 Oct 2018

Nestle and Indofood have ended their joint venture marketing culinary products in Indonesia.

Westland Milk Products seeks tie-up with Indonesia's Kalbe 19 Mar 2018

New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indonesian consumer health and nutrition company Kalbe (PT Sanghiang Perkasa) to form a "strategic partnership".

Arla Foods enters Indonesia joint venture to boost South East Asia growth strategy 22 Dec 2017

Dairy cooperative Arla Foods is forming a joint venture with Indonesia's PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur (ICBP) as the company expands its operations in South East Asia.

Danone forges deal with e-commerce provider in South East Asia 28 Nov 2017

Danone has tied up a 'strategic regional partnership' with South East Asian e-commerce platform Lazada which will initially see its infant nutrition products sold on the online platform.

Indonesia loses WTO appeal on food import restrictions 10 Nov 2017

New Zealand and the US have welcomed the decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to reject Indonesia's appeal over its restrictions on imports of food and animal products.

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.