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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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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.


Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods H1 profits up despite livestock pressure 16 Aug 2017

Charoen Pokphand Foods, the Thailand-based meat and seafood group, saw its earnings in the first half of the year rise despite a sharp fall in segment profits from its livestock division.


Thai Union books H1 profit increase 7 Aug 2017

Thai Union Group, maker of the John West tuna brand, reported a 4.4% increase in first-half net profit driven by growth in sales, a reduction in income tax expenses, a rise in its Red Lobster investment and gains in foreign exchange.


Thai Union in new push on tuna sustainability 11 Jul 2017

Thai Union Group today (11 July) outlined a series of measures the company believes will lead to "more sustainable" and "socially-responsible" seafood.


CP Foods Q1 sales, profits up 12 May 2017

Thai meat processor Charoen Pokphand Foods has booked higher first-quarter sales and profits.


Thai Union books mixed Q1 results in "challenging environment" 8 May 2017

Thai Union Group has booked an improvement in its bottom line in the first quarter of 2017 but the seafood group reported a slump in its operating profits and muted sales growth.


Thailand to restrict baby food marketing 1 May 2017

Thailand is set to introduce new laws to control marketing and promotions used for infant and toddler food.