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Packaged food in Thailand - online food sales are set to take off 27 Oct 2016

The online channel is expanding in south-east Asia and Thailand is at the vanguard of that development. Michael Tatarski analyses how the online space is growing in Thailand.

Packaged food in Thailand - impulse and health to drive premium segments 26 Oct 2016

After a period in the economic doldrums, Thailand looks set to be a potential opportunity for domestic and international food manufacturers marketing premium wares. Poorna Rodrigo surveys what is driving demand for premium products in south-east Asia's second-largest economy.

Packaged food in Thailand - demand for convenience to continue to thrive 25 Oct 2016

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in importance for Thais amid the urbanisation of the country and look set to remain a key channel for manufacturers to target. Jens Kastner looks at the growing demand for convenience in the south-east Asian country.

Packaged food in Thailand - demographics driving healthier categories but price key 24 Oct 2016

As the Thai economy shifts away from being agricultural- to more skilled-based, as well as industry-and-commerce-focused, many consumers are gaining knowledge of the nutritional value and the health benefits of certain products and ingredients. Meanwhile, Thailand's population is ageing, which also looks set to drive demand for improved health through food. Jens Kastner surveys the development of the country's healthier food segments and looks at what could lie ahead.

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 2015

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

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Tyson buys BRF's European, Thai assets 7 Feb 2019

Tyson Foods, the US meat titan, has made another acquisition to give a boost to its overseas operations.

Charoen Pokphand Foods to focus on healthy products from new R&D centre 25 Jan 2019

Thailand-based consumer goods giant Charoen Pokphand Foods has opened a new research and development facility north of Bangkok.

Charoen Pokphand Foods commits to sustainability targets 11 Jan 2019

Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods joins a raft of global companies laying down a commitment to make packaging recyclable.

Chinese dairy group Yili acquires Thai ice cream maker Chomthana 30 Nov 2018

Yili, the China-based dairy company, has bought a business in Thailand as part of its overseas expansion plans.

Cargill funnels $70m into production plants in Thailand 29 Nov 2018

US agri-food business Cargill is funnelling more funds into a south-east Asian country to expand and upgrade production facilities.

Charoen Pokphand Foods to boost overseas presence to mitigate "economic uncertainties" 26 Nov 2018

Thailand-based conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods plans to increase the proportion of sales it makes from its overseas business.

Thai Union takes 25% stake in Thammachart Seafood Retail 25 Jun 2018

Thai Union Group has entered into an agreement to buy a 25.1% stake in Thammachart Seafood Retail Co., which provides management services for local seafood retailers, for THB37m (US$1.1m).

Fonterra teams up with e-commerce firm Lazada in south-east Asia 31 May 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is teaming up with e-commerce firm Lazada to take its products into south-east Asia.

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods doubles sustainability goals after ''impressive'' progress 2 May 2018

Thailand-based conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods is doubling its sustainability targets following an ''impressive'' record last year in reducing energy consumption.

Charoen Pokphand Foods devises new antimicrobial policy 20 Oct 2017

Thailand-based food giant Charoen Pokphand Foods has set out a new policy for its use of antibiotics in its livestock and aquaculture operations.