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InVivo NSA copper fastens SE Asia presence through Philippines deal

French animal nutrition group, InVivo NSA, has acquired Philippines based pig, poultry and aqua feed manufacturer, Popular Feedmill Corporation (PFC).

China

KFC follows up robot store concept with finger lickin’ nail polish

KFC has been on an innovation offensive in greater China over the last couple of weeks. After news emerged that its concept store in Shanghai was staffed by voice-activated robots,...

China direct

Blackmores to take TCMs into China through Global Therapeutics deal

Natural health major Blackmores has signalled its intention to market traditional Chinese medicines to China and beyond, possibly even in the coming year, after it agreed to buy Global Therapeutics,...

China’s Fuyuan taking over Burra Foods

Australian dairy ingredient processor Burra Foods has announced a change in shareholding in the company as part of its plans to improve market access and raise capital to expand its...

Lallemand joins forces with Nutritech in New Zealand

Vitec Nutrition, Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s New Zealand entity, is to merge with local player, Nutritech International, to become the dominant supplier of animal nutrition technologies in that market.

News in brief

Adam Equipment targets Asian lab balance market

Adam Equipment has targeted exhibitions in Asia to meet existing distributors and understand the markets better.

Tennent’s beer to arrive in India through Mahou San Miguel partnership

C&C Group has signed a new partnership with Mahou India to brew and distribute selected Tennent’s beer lines in India.

Aussie winery finds success from ‘cellar door’ sales approach in China

Establishing cellar doors in China to provide a winery experience directly to consumers is proving a successful formula for a South Australian wine company.

Stern Wywiol investing in Asian feed facility, expects sector to deliver in 2016

The feed market is said to be a significant growth driver for Hamburg based functional ingredient producer, Stern Wywiol Gruppe, which had 12% growth overall in 2015.

Australia

Barossa Valley brothers develop bottle top to free sulphites from wine

An innovative bottle closure with the potential to significantly reduce wine allergies is being developed in Australia’s most famous wine region.

Cambodia’s first abattoir readying the starter’s gun

Cambodian meat distributor SLN Meat Supply Pty has told GlobalMeatNews it will start operating a major industrial slaughterhouse this summer.

Marina launches ‘SunStar’ in combidome carton bottle

SIG Combibloc: ‘Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future’

Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future, according to SIG Combibloc as it partners with Zarin Jam Marina to launch 21 varieties of its SunStar beverage...

Chinese beef firm blames falling prices for first-quarter loss

One of China’s most ambitious cattle breeders and genetics companies, Xinjiang Tianshan Animal Husbandry Bio-engineering Co, has blamed a fall in beef and mutton prices for what it predicts is...

Australian bush gin prepares to take on world

A small distillery on a remote Australian island is preparing to take its award-winning gin to wider markets.

Food Vision Asia 2016

How marketeers can avoid falling into the ‘Asian abyss’

While Asia might be an appealing target for local and international food, beverage and supplement companies to release new products, only two in 10 launches this year will still be...

Tea for three: Asia’s leading tea companies

Three out of the world’s five biggest tea companies are based in Asia, according to new market research by Technavio that predicts steady growth in the global market until at...

Australian cattlemen advised on maximising production

Beef producers have been warned that South Australia’s dry weather could put serious pressure on the reproductive performance of cattle.

AB InBev accepts Asahi offer for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell SABMiller brands Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime to Asahi Group Holdings. 

News in brief

French dairy’s Chinese joint-venture could boost Sodiaal’s fortunes

Candia, a French milk producer, has joined Zhejiang International Business in a joint-venture which it hopes will deliver EUR145m (US$161m) in sales of branded UHT milk and baby milk in...

Australian meat industry to benefit from technology investment

A new government grant worth AUS$4.8 million to help develop advanced measurement technology in the meat industry has been welcomed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). 

Inner Mongolia Tianmu Group invests in beef production

A Chinese food processor is bulking up its beef output with a RMB450 million investment to breed 50,000 cattle. 

CJ CheilJedang begins assault on global amino market with Haide buy

In a bold move, CJ CheilJedang, Korea’s biggest food company, has acquired China’s Ningbo Zhenhai Haide Bichem in a US$30.9m deal that will pave the way for Seoul-based CJ to...

Food Vision Asia: Be part of a unique US delegation

Are you looking to explore the Asian market for new business opportunities? Food Vision Asia is looking for individuals who are interested in forming a delegation to represent US trade...

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India's first online confectionery marketplace: Chocozonia taps emerging e-commerce nation

E-commerce startup Chocozonia has upped its distribution to include Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars products as well as homemade Indian chocolates after spotting an unmet need for an online confectionery channel in India....

Retailers mull effect of China’s new online shopping tax

China’s burgeoning e-commerce portals are not expecting international vendors increase their prices immediately for products such as food and baby products after a new government policy raised taxes on 1,100...

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