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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.


Talking shop August 2015 - How global retailers are targeting 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.


BRICs and beyond: How the Vietnam-EU trade deal will benefit food makers 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 and beyond: 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: Interview: Nestle expects to accelerate Vietnam 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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Pan Group to take full control of Bibica in all-Vietnam deal 24 Jul 2019

Vietnamese agri-food business Pan Group is to take full control of a local confectionery company, it has announced.


Japan's Mitsui takes stake in Vietnamese seafood firm Minh Phu 16 May 2019

Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. has announced it is spending US$150m on a 31% stake in a Vietnamese shrimp giant.


Fonterra forms alliance with Coca-Cola for dairy beverages 8 May 2019

New Zealand-based dairy cooperative Fonterra has formed a strategic alliance with US drinks major Coca-Cola Co.


Vietnam's Vinamilk to buy stake in local dairy peer GTNFoods 15 Mar 2019

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy group, is to acquire a 47% stake in a local peer, it has told the country's stock exchange.


Japan's Asahi enters Vietnam through JV 15 Jan 2019

Japanese beverage and infant nutrition group Asahi has entered a south-east Asian market after forging a joint venture with a local firm.


Australia's SunRice invests in processing mill in Vietnam 12 Nov 2018

Australia's SunRice is making its first direct investment in Vietnam with the purchase of a processing mill in the south of the country. 


Jardine Cycle & Carriage increases stake in Vietnam dairy firm Vinamilk to 10% 20 Nov 2017

Singapore's automotive group Jardine Cycle & Carriage (JC&C) has increased its stake in Vietnam's largest dairy company Vinamilk to 10%.


TPP11 nations move trade pact forward with new name 15 Nov 2017

Trade ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership nations have agreed on core elements of the new trade pact that is moving forward despite the absence of the US from the agreement.


Auto group Jardine Cycle & Carriage takes stake in Vietnam dairy firm Vinamilk 13 Nov 2017

Singapore-listed automotive group Jardine Cycle & Carriage has bought a stake in Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy producer.


Danish Crown overhauls its South East Asia operations 11 Oct 2017

Denmark's Danish Crown has revealed it is making major changes to its South East Asia operations with a new head office in Vietnam and the closure of its base in Singapore.

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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.