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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 those of Europe and North America combined within five years, according to new...

Functional benefits remain white space in China’s snack market, Mintel

A Mintel report shows that the Chinese snack food sector is fragmented, with the top 10% companies accounting for only 11.7% of market share.

China’s chicken supply chain in danger

China’s supply chain faces a challenge with historically low breeding stock supplies compounded by outbreaks of bird flu in markets China depends on for a regular flow of grandparent birds. ...

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.

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Local acquisition will vertically integrate Ingredion’s China business

Ingredion has completed the acquisition of Shandong Huanong Specialty Corn Development in China from Pingyuan County Juyuan State-Owned Asset Management for an undisclosed sum.

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SIAF aquaculture offshoot given green light to expand with $36m loan

Chinese protein investment major Sino Agro Food Industries’ fisheries subsidiary has been approved for a CNY250m (US$36.3m) loan to expand its operations.

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Cargill opens development centre in Shanghai for most food streams

Cargill has pooled its resources across a range of divisions to open its first innovation centre in Asia, which employs some 50 researchers, nutritionists and chefs.

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Plans to audit 5,000 standards meets with Chinese media approval

A decision by Chinese authorities to tidy up its Byzantine regulatory systems will see the consolidation of nearly 5,000 food safety standards and the revision of 300 other national standards.

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.

American sweetener company blocks Chinese import ‘copies’

American trade authorities are investigating a claim brought by an artificial sweetener that Chinese companies are infringing its patented manufacturing methods. 

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Pancosma invests in additives producer in China

Pancosma has acquired an 80% majority shareholding in a Chinese feed additives firm, Jangsu Keybio Biology Technology Co, to accelerate its development in China.

Brazil meat sector welcomes Malaysia trade deal

Brazil's meat industry has welcomed a commercial agreement struck by their country’s government with Malaysia, that will encourage and enable Brazilian beef and chicken exports to the south-east Asian country....

Valio to sell lactose-free milk powder in China

Finnish dairy company Valio has started exporting lactose-free consumer milk powder to China.

Patience is a virtue when mastering China, Cosucra finds

Far East business is now getting “hot” for Belgian vegetable protein supplier Cosucra after five years of expanding in China.

China’s tiny baked goods category now ripe for foreign investment

Though its baked goods market is 125 times smaller than its counterpart in Europe, China still holds enormous potential for businesses exactly because of this low per-capita consumption.

Chinese astaxanthin wins EU novel foods approval

Competition is hotting up in the astaxanthin space, as Novel Food authorisation for BGG’s AstaZine line of natural astaxanthin ingredients marks the entry of a new player into the European...

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WITec opens China office to offer local presence

WITec has opened an office in Beijing which will host customer events.

British beef exports to China, worth millions, move closer

New British beef exports to China – potentially worth millions of pounds – moved a step closer recently, after Chinese officials visited Britain to judge levels of animal welfare and...

China supplements market uncovered (part two): Which health claims can entice Chinese citizens?

Analysis of the top 20 claims of new health supplement launches in China between 2014-16 shows products targeting female and seniors are on the rise, with claims related to bone,...

DSM and China firm By-Health seal deal for CVD collaboration

DSM has sealed a strategic collaboration agreement with Chinese supplement firm By-Health to develop new cardiovascular health products containing tomato extract ingredient Fruitflow.

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Another dairy importer suspended as officials target Australian firms

In a further sign that Chinese authorities are strengthening their supervision of imported infant formula, a major Australian manufacturer with a 100-year history has seen its Chinese business registration suspended.

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce platform, reached record sales of $15bn during Double 11 this year, prompting domestic confectionery and snack brands to step up their web strategies. 

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China cross-border e-commerce: Posturing and a policy of appeasement

China will allow cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) trade to continue, after Beijing recently announced the extension of a grace period for the sale of foodstuffs through this channel that don’t comply...

How fruit's genes make everything seem peachy

Chinese scientists have uncovered how a peach appears “peachy” after identifying genes involved in 12 key qualities of the fruit, from hairiness of the skin to the tartness of the...

European-style cured ham builds momentum in China

A leading pig breeder from China is launching European-style premium cured ham products to shield it from future falls in hog prices. 

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