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Nestlé prepares to return Maggi noodles to the shelves

As individual Indian states begin to lift their ban on Maggi noodles, Nestlé has been paving the way for a return to the shelves for the snack which has suffered...

Exclusive interview: Head of KitKat

KitKat white space opportunities in China, Vietnam and Pakistan, says Nestlé countlines chief

Nestlé has expansion opportunities in developing markets in Asia and Latin America for its leading confectionery brand KitKat, according to the company’s head of chocolate countlines.

WHO alerted to potential NZ infant formula promotion breach in Cambodia

Concerns have been raised about the promotion practices employed by the Cambodian distributor of New Zealand infant formula brand Bibere.

Nestlé cuts full year outlook as Maggi noodle scare hits sales

The worlds biggest packaged food manufacturer, Nestlé, has revised its growth target for the year to 4.5%, after the Maggi noodle recall in India knocked sales and under-calculated U.S. Skin...

KPMG highlights 'misconceptions' about offshore interest in NZ dairy land

KPMG has published a report that highlights "misconceptions" about Chinese investment in New Zealand dairy farm land. 

Construction of Yashili New Zealand infant formula plant complete: GEA

GEA has completed construction of Chinese infant formula manufacturer Yashili's first plant in New Zealand.  

Mondelēz to bring belVita to China

Mondelēz International will launch its belVita breakfast biscuits in China in hopes of grabbing a larger piece of the country’s biscuit market share.

Maggi affiar

Maggi noodles to be retested for class-action suit

India’s top consumer court has ordered tests on nine samples of Maggi noodles as part of a class action filed against Nestlé.

Standard & Poor's reduces Fonterra credit rating over debt concerns

Standard & Poor's (S&P) has reduced Fonterra's credit rating - reflecting its concerns about the New Zealand dairy's debt levels.

AB InBev deal set to change region’s beer landscape

With the deal to create the world’s biggest brewer agreed in principle, the Chinese and Australasian beer landscapes are destined to change, say analysts.

Official: Pepsi will launch a smartphone in China

Pepsi China will enter the mobile phone business, ending 24 hours of frenzied and incredulous speculation by technology web sites, some of which suspected the move was an elaborate hoax.

News in brief

Korean player Daesang moves on EU omega-3 market

Korean food giant Daeseng wants to enter the EU omega-3 market and has applied for novel foods approval for an algae-derived DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).






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a2 Milk Company seeks to raise NZ$43m to finance international growth

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is seeking to raise NZ$43m (US$28.5m) to support growth in Australia, New Zealand and key international markets.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Traffic-clogged streets behind Singapore’s online grocery sales rise

The number of online grocery purchases is soaring in Singapore, a city where its time-poor citizens are chocking with traffic.




Far East digest

McDonald’s registers first growth after 19-month slump

McDonald’s Japan has registered its first sales increase after a year and a half in the doldrums.

Chinese firm creates 50 UK jobs

Chinese food manufacturer Freshasia will open a new production facility in Little Melton, south Norfolk, creating more than 50 jobs, thanks to securing investment from a number of funders.

Quorn snapped up by Filipino company for £550M

Quorn Foods has been sold to Filipino branded consumer goods company Monde Nissin for £550M, ending months of speculation.

Mars opens center to address food safety risk portfolio

Mars Incorporated has opened a pre-competitive research and training facility in China to address food safety.

Evonik to ramp up amino acid production capacity in Asia

Evonik has revealed it is planning further expansion at its methionine production site in Singapore.


Moonlighting winemakers exploit thirst for boutique gin

The growing demand for boutique gin has seen a steady increase in Australian winemakers working on the side as distillers.

Huishan Dairy 'taking legal advice' after Chinese milk safety alert withdrawn

Chinese dairy Huishan is "taking legal advice" after the withdrawal of a food safety alert relating to a batch of its fresh milk. 

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Ingredients major DSM has ramped up its regional development work with the opening of an innovation centre in Singapore this year. Central to its operation is an understanding that Asian...

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