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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 confirms plan to buy noodle supplier Pinehill 10 Jun 2020

Noodle giant Indofood Sukses Makmur has confirmed a plan to acquire one of its manufacturing partners in a deal worth around US$3bn.

Olam International to sell stake in Indonesia sugar business 3 Mar 2020

Singapore-based agri-food company Olam International is to sell its 50% stake in an Asian joint venture to its partner in the business.

Indofood mulls move for noodle production partner Pinehill 14 Feb 2020

Noodle giant Indofood is considering a move to buy one of its manufacturing partners, a business that produces for the Indonesian giant across a number of markets.

Nestle calls on industry to improve on deforestation 2 Oct 2019

Nestlé has admitted it will miss a 2020 target on deforestation it set ten years ago - but the company has set out how it believes the wider industry can end the practice.

Indonesia opens doors to Brazilian beef 30 Aug 2019

Indonesia has taken a decision on Brazilian beef imports following a meeting between the two countries.

Indonesia 'tells retailers to remove palm-oil free labelled products' 27 Aug 2019

Indonesia has reportedly asked some of the country's retailers to remove products labelled as palm oil-free.

Nestle to expand production in Indonesia 31 Jul 2019

Nestle has today (31 July) set out plans to increase the production capacity at three of the Swiss food giant's plants in Indonesia.

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.