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Asian grocery growth to outpace Europe and North America combined

Asia will remain the biggest engine of growth in the grocery market with sales expected to exceed Europe and North America combined within five years, according to new forecasts. 

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Amira joins select few firms with permission to ship rice to China

Plus: Nestlé helps SL coconut growers with plantlets and model farms; Nascens signs deal to supply wholesale tea to German retailer in India; and Market update: Indian ginger prices plummet.

Probiotics protection: Yeast wall compound improves survival in food products

The components of yeast cells wall could be a viable protective coating for probiotics in functional foods, suggest researchers.

China infant formula uncertainty claims another victim: Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson deal scrapped

Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn and Mead Johnson Nutrition have scrapped an agreement signed in March to supply infant formula to Asia.

News in brief

Chaucer sold to Japanese food firm in €122m deal

British food firm Chaucer has been sold to Japanese manufacturer Nagatanien in a £102.8m (€122.8m) deal which the freeze-dried food manufacturer says will help it expand into the US and Asia.

Rapid iron infusion trial to tackle widespread deficiency among children in Australia’s Northern Territory

A project in Australia’s Northern Territory is to trial giving anaemic children rapid iron infusions before they are discharged from hospital in an attempt to reduce the risk of ongoing iron deficiency.

Japan scrambles to limit impact of bird flu outbreak

Japan has confirmed a third outbreak of avian flu in as many days, prompting the cull of thousands of farmed birds in the north of the country.

Australian livestock farmers advised to unite to develop exports

The key to growing Australia's export market is greater collaboration among farmers in its agri-sector, according to a report by leading researchers.

China's Jinluo sees growth in 'no starch' ham

One of China’s biggest traditional pork processors is crediting its repackaged ‘no starch’ ham sausages for strong growth in the company’s sales.

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