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IFF expands emerging markets footprint with new state-of-the art facilities in Indonesia and Chile

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has opened a state-of-the-art flavors creative facility in Jakarta, Indonesia; and will open a sales office and applications laboratories in Santiago, Chile, on November 26.

Yili to invest NZ$400m in New Zealand dairy projects

Chinese dairy giant Yili plans to invest NZ$400m in a series of processing and packaging projects at what has been dubbed the “world’s largest integrated dairy base.”

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Zip-Pak targets India and emerging market growth

Zip-Pak is putting its efforts towards emerging markets such as India and revealed it has just picked up two major customers in the country.

Lindt to expand Australian business with Sydney site

Lindt & Sprüngli is to construct a manufacturing and warehousing facility in Sydney that will become its Australian headquarters as it reports growth in the market.

Aldi planning move into China, possibly by 2018

German discount supermarket giant Aldi Süd is examining market conditions for a potential launch in China. 

Sustainable palm oil milestone in sight for Unilever

Unilever will be able to guarantee 100% sustainable palm oil for its European food business by the end of this year, it has announced.

a2 Milk Company plans to list on Australian Securities Exchange

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC), the New Zealand firm behind the popular a2 Milk brand, plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2015.

Mining tycoon Gina Rinehart invests AU$500m in infant formula venture

Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart has committed AU$500m (US$433m) to a project to produce infant formula Down Under for the lucrative Chinese market.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

Sidel partners with Sayeed International in Pakistan

Sidel announced it has signed a partnership with Sayeed International, an industrial packaging company in Pakistan, at Gulfood Mannufacturing 2014, in Dubai.

China’s first inland checkpoint assists Shuanghui to source more meat

China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) will establish a meat import inspection checkpoint in Luohe city, Henan province, the central China base of meat processor Shuanghui...

DFA and Chinese dairy Yili to establish US milk powder JV

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Chinese processor Inner Mongolia Yili have agreed to form a joint venture in the US to produce milk powder. 

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Zacpac opens $22m plant near Australian Gold Coast

Australian packaging company Zacpac has opened a $25m AUD ($22m USD) manufacturing facility in Stapylton, Queensland.

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New plant allows ADM to begin sweetener production in China

US agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland has opened the first phase of its integrated food manufacturing complex in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin.

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Buhler launches SmartDryer Food in India as it partners with CICILS on the Year of the Pulse

Buhler will partner with CICLS (Global Pulse Confederation) on the United Nations approved International Year of the Pulse (IYOP) 2016, making a joint announcement at Gulfood manufacturing 2014, in Dubai.

China Modern Dairy shares fall as bovine TB reports probed

Chinese authorities are investigating reports that a business unit of China Modern Dairy sold milk cows that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and brucellosis.

Mondelēz to acquire Vietnamese biscuit leader Kinh Do for $370m

Mondelēz International will acquire a 80% stake in Vietnam’s leading biscuit firm Kinh Do to spur growth in the rising Asia-Pacific market.

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FutureCeuticals given Japanese patent for coffee fruit processing

Functional ingredient major FutureCeuticals has been issued a Japanese patent for whole coffee fruit production, including coffee fruit powders, extracts and concentrates. 

Glanbia launches UHT milk in China under Irish Avonmore brand

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has launched a long-life version of Ireland’s number one milk, Avonmore, in China.

Chocolate gloom inspires compound coating boom in Asia and Eastern Europe, says Cargill

Cocoa powder demand for use in compound confectionery coatings is rising rapidly in Asia and Eastern Europe as rising cocoa butter prices up the cost of chocolate manufacturing.

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Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 opens in Dubai

The inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 trade event takes place in Dubai this week, featuring more than 1,100 suppliers from 52 countries. 

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Hong Kong the gateway to China’s promising craft beer market

It’s hard to stress how important it is for craft brewers to get their product into greater China as we watch the market there unfold amid rising incomes and increasing...

South Korea

Company out to buck trend with soy milk for Korea’s younger generation

A Korean company is attempting to breathe new life into a soy drink market that is now stagnating after years of fast-paced growth.

Danone loses bid to restart stalled NZ$1bn Fonterra WPC damages suit

An attempt by Danone to restart its stalled botulism scare damages suit against Fonterra in New Zealand has been rejected.

Irish Dairy Board expands China presence with Kerrygold UHT milk

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has expanded its presence in China with the launch of a long-life, whole milk product under its Chinese Kerrygold brand, Jin Kai Li.

Truss to visit China next month to boost pig exports

Environment secretary Liz Truss will be travelling to China in December with the aim of reducing barriers to UK pig exports to the world’s most populace nation as its demand...