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Why Danone is withdrawing Dumex from Vietnam  16 Sep 2016

It emerged this week that French dairy giant Danone could be preparing to pull its Dumex infant formula brand from Vietnam. It is not yet clear what the company plans for the Dumex business throughout the rest of Asia. The move does, however, come as further evidence that Danone is cutting its losses and de-emphasising the Dumex brand, which has failed to emerge from the long shadow of a 2013 recall. Katy Askew reports.


How global retailers target emerging markets 8 Sep 2015

Global retailers have continued to expand into emerging markets, in spite of the political and economic turbulence seen in many of these countries and the challenges to profitability.


Focus: How Vietnam-EU FTA will boost food sales 14 Aug 2015

A free trade agreement initialled between the European Union and Vietnam last week, is set to stimulate trade for both the European and Vietnamese processed, packaged and branded food industries. Mandy Kovacs and Lee Andendorff investigate who stands to gain and why.


BRICs: The thinking behind Mondelez's Vietnam deal 14 Nov 2014

Mondelez International this week announced it was acquiring a majority stake in the snacks business of Vietnamese food group Kinh Do. Hannah Abdulla reveals why this deal is likely to be a game-changer for both Mondelez and the Vietnamese snacks sector.


The rise of Vietnam: Nestle eyes faster growth 12 Jun 2014

Vietnam is an up-and-coming emerging market that is gaining increasing attention as international companies seek out fresh avenues of growth. Nestle first established an office in the country in 1912. In the 1990s the company took its presence in Vietnam to the next level with the establishment of a local subsidiary. Today, the firm is focused on accelerating growth in the market. Katy Askew spoke to Rashid Aleem Qureshi, MD of Nestle Vietnam, to find out more about the group's plans in the country.

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Vinamilk books double-digit Q1 sales, profit hikes 2 May 2017

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy company, saw its first-quarter earnings jump more than a third on the back of a 17% rise in revenue.


KKR invests again in Vietnam's Masan Group 3 Apr 2017

Private-equity firm KKR has invested again in Masan Group in a bid to support the growth of the Vietnam-based food and beverage company's meat business.


Vinamilk sees 2016 sales, earnings growth 6 Feb 2017

Vietnam's largest dairy company, Vinamilk, booked an increase in revenue and earnings during 2016.


Fraser and Neave eyes more Vinamilk shares 3 Jan 2017

Singapore-based food and beverage group Fraser and Neave is looking to further increase its stake in Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy business.


Fraser and Neave seals deal to up Vinamilk stake 13 Dec 2016

Fraser and Neave said it wants to increase its exposure to the Vietnamese market through its move to raise its stake in local dairy group Vinamilk. 


F&N wants to further build Vinamilk stake 9 Dec 2016

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave has said it wants acquire an additional 5.4% stake in dairy group Vinamilk from the shares the Vietnamese government is putting up for sale.


Vietnam 'set to sell chunk of Vinamilk stake' 22 Nov 2016

Vietnam is to offload part of its shareholding in Vinamilk, the country's largest dairy company, in two weeks' time.


Vietnam to sell chunk of Vinamilk by end of 2016 30 Sep 2016

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy company, has confirmed the country's government plans to sell a batch of its shares in the company by the end of the year.


Vietnam 'plans to sell Vinamilk shares in stages' 20 Sep 2016

Vietnam reportedly plans to sell its stake in Vinamilk, the country's largest dairy company, in increments.


Danone 'withdrawing Dumex from Vietnam' 15 Sep 2016

France's Danone, which sells the Dumex infant formula brand in Vietnam, is reportedly preparing to halt investment in the product in the country as a result of a falling market share.

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Why is Vietnam's dairy sector growing rapidly? just-food flies in to find out 8 May 2014

This morning (8 May), just-food arrived in a hot and humid Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese capital, to take the temperature of the country's burgeoning dairy sector.