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FBIF 2017

Why third and fourth tier cities are crucial for MNC growth: Mondelez China boss

Multinationals striving for growth in China need to better target third and fourth tier cities by improving distribution and building relationships with local retailers.

China direct

Most Chinese ‘fake news’ stories involve food safety

Plus: Authorities ‘fully alert’ to wanghong food risks.

Home-based treatment with local therapeutic food helps tackle child malnutrition in India: Trial

Locally prepared ready-to-use therapeutic food is the best option for tackling severe acute malnutrition among Indian children, a trial has found.

Cargill JV opens $100m oilseed plant in north China

Cargill has opened an oilseeds processing plant in northern China that it has built in partnership with New Hope and Hebei Bohai Investment Group.

FBIF 2017

TCM heritage and modern innovation: Firm secures sales success through supplement and functional food expansion

Harnessing the heritage of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern supplement and functional food trends can help Chinese companies boost growth at home and across Asia – providing it is backed by sound science.

News in brief

Emerging markets continue to drive growth for Nestlé and Unilever

Industry giants Nestlé and Unilever report steady sales growth driven by emerging markets for first quarter of 2017 and predict continued growth throughout the year.

This week Down Under

Australia finds 1/2m new weekly bread shoppers in a year

Australia’s ultra-competitive bread market has picked up nearly half a million new customers in the last year, with almost 11m shoppers now spending an average of A$8.20 (US$6.16) each on their weekly loaves, buns and baguettes—though specialist shops have been losing share.

Aussie alcohol-reduction campaign found to be 'world’s most effective'

A graphic advertisement showing how alcohol can work its way through the bloodstream and increase the risk of cancer has proved to be the most persuasive commercial of its type. 

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