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Xi pub visit prompts newfound interest in British IPA

Images of China’s president enjoying a pint of British beer in an Oxfordshire pub alongside Prime Minister David Cameron have sparked a Far East “frenzy” for real ale.

Sainsbury's food is a top Chinese seller

Sainsbury has forged a new partnership with Alibaba to sell British food and drink products in China, the retailer revealed last month, shortly before the Chinese online giant appointed its...

Food safety is a global issue which needs to be addressed locally - GFSI

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has entered into three partnerships to boost food safety.

Regulations in China

Five changes in market access to China

This year has been a big one for China’s food safety policymakers, who last month introduced changes to legislation that would serve as a regulatory framework for the coming years....

China direct

Dali Foods to lead renewed Chinese IPOs activity after moratorium ends

Dali Foods will be floated after Chinese companies were given the go-ahead to resume IPO activity in the wake of emergency measures that were designed to prevent a plunge in...

Retail expectations

Asia’s giants the backbone for global grocery growth

China and India’s grocery markets are set to grow in double digits to US$2.4tr by 2020, according to the latest forecast by food and grocery researchers IGD. 

Worldwide infant formula sales set to rocket as China ends one-child policy

The abandonment of the one-child policy in China is expected to grow sales of infant formula by 10-15%, with 1.5-2 million more babies likely to be born each year in...

Codex standard could see whey permeate market ‘explode' in Asia

The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life”—especially in Asia—once a global Codex standard is set, which could be as early as next year. 

China direct

China needs improved cold chain to support surge in demand for produce

China's appetite for fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat is expected to increase by 17% between 2015 and 2025, Rabobank claims, though the country’s cold chain system will struggle to...

Crown: The opportunities for can growth in China are tremendous – the issue is capacity and pricing

The opportunities for can growth are tremendous in China, according to Tim Donahue,president, COO, Crown Holdings, but ‘the issue there is capacity and pricing’.

Beingmate to form JV with Korean dairy to produce special infant formula for China

Beingmate has joined forces with South Korean company Maeil Dairies to produce special medical purpose infant formula for the Chinese market. 

Asia’s unquenchable demand for Australian supplements

With growing middle-classes, ageing populations and a voracious appetite for Australian products, Asia is providing fertile territory for Australian complementary health brands. A raft of free-trade agreements can’t hurt either....

Investigation

Milk scandal raises questions over China's new food safety law

Another dairy scandal has raged across Chinese media over the last month, overshadowing the introduction of China’s much-touted new food safety law and casting further doubts over the government’s ability to bring...

China direct

Yum! Brands splits to accommodate entire Chinese franchise

American fast-food operator Yum! Brands will separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies—one of which will consist of its entire China operation.

Imported dairy to be 'significantly impacted' by draft Chinese e-commerce law

China is tightening legislation surrounding cross border e-commerce (CBEC) - a move expected to “significantly impact" imported dairy brands.

Alibaba opens UK office for euro expansion

Global online retail giant the Alibaba Group has appointed a UK md to run its UK office, as part of plans to expand its business empire into Europe and facilitate...

New capacity set to heighten Chinese folic acid price slide

Feed manufacturers will benefit from cheaper folic acid (vitamin B9) prices in Q4 as prices in China plunged 37.5% in August, said market intelligence firm CCM.

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.

China direct

More Chinese farmers using the internet to sell produce

Chinese farmers are increasingly taking to the internet to boost their income from their harvests.

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.

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.

China direct

Food insecurity: Chinese meat consumption grows 400% in 40 years

Increasing meat consumption in China is leading the country to abandon its aims of food self-sufficiency.

China imports of maize forecast to grow substantially to meet industrial pig production demands

As China’s meat production industrializes, feed grain demand will jump significantly, and will require the Asian giant to source feedstocks, particularly maize, on the international market, forecasts Price Waterhouse Cooper...

China drives MSG growth both domestically and in exports

Developing countries in Asia account for roughly 90% of the world’s monosodium glutamate consumption, out of a 3m tonne market worth US$4.5bn.

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