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Warrnambool backs latest 'superior' Saputo takeover bid

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has again given its backing to the latest takeover bid by Canadian dairy giant Saputo, rejecting rival offer by Murray Goulburn and Bega Cheese.

European food industry backs ‘comprehensive free trade’ between EU and Japan

Representatives of European food industry organisations have come out in support of a strong free trade agreement between the EU and Japan, ahead of talks in Tokyo next Tuesday.

Indra Nooyi laughs off ‘irrelevant’ Pepsi v Coke competition talk

Indra Nooyi says people should forget PepsiCo’s Coke rivalry in India and welcome both firms’ $10.5bn investment in the country, where the middle class will exceed that of the US,...

HK’s booming wine industry launches QA scheme

The Hong Kong government’s decision to scrap wine duty in 2008 has contributed to a 187% increase in the value of wine imports into Hong Kong since then. 

Fonterra to acquire under-administration Tamar Valley Dairy yogurt assets

Fonterra has moved to strengthen its leading position in the Australian yogurt sector through the acquisition of Tasmanian firm, Tamar Valley Dairy, which went into administration earlier this year.

Tiger beer sales soar in Asia-Pacific as Heineken changes tack

Heineken attributes booming Tiger beer sales of 20% in Asia Pacific to a more mainstream market positioning slightly below its eponymous brand.

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Aker boosts Australasia team with new appointment

Aker BioMarine has expanded its team in Australasia by hiring Alex Tomlinson as its business development manager. Tomlinson will help lead the region's new office in Melbourne, Australia, with a...

Australian beverage demand flat, says Coca-Cola

Once-surging demand has slowed among Australian consumers over the last quarter, according to Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), the maker of Coke in the country. 


Speculation suggests BK is learning from others' Indian midadventures

The wires are ablaze with talk today about the long-awaited entry by Burger King to the Indian fast food market – as much for the chain’s late arrival in the...


Which nations are the dairy growth markets of tomorrow?

Which untapped region is set to become tomorrow's crucial dairy market?'s interactive guide shows the countries with most dairy growth in the last five years, and predicts which nations...

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OSI opens China’s biggest poultry processor

OSI Group is on the way to becoming Asia’s biggest value-added meat processor after the American food major opened two more plants in China. 

Minister puts supermarkets on notice as Oz grocery shows Asian promise

Australia’s food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce manufacturing sector is poised for growth in spite of tough economic conditions.


‘Major milestone’ as Coke inaugurates largest China bottling site

The Coca-Cola Company is set to open a $106m site in China’s Hebei province and says its bottling activities across five provinces although it to meet ‘increasingly diversified’ consumer needs....

Samjo starts up new plant with eye on China’s bakery market

Korean food firm Samjo Celltech is set to begin production of sauces and seasonings at its new plant in the Chinese city of Weihai in eastern Shandong Province, the company...

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Looking for a new challenge in your career? Check out food and drink’s most powerful global recruitment network from the publisher of FoodNavigator-USA and FoodNavigator. 

Chr Hansen CEO on ‘solid’ 2013 profit: ‘We are very proud of our European performance’

Chr Hansen CEO Cees de Jong today praised the Danish enzymes, cultures and colours specialist’s 2012-2013 performance that saw revenues grow 6% to €738m for the year, and highlighted 5%...

Special Edition: Brain-boosting ingredients

Global brain health market pushing $2bn mark as Asia and supplements shine

Sales of brain health boosting food supplements like omega-3s, the B vitamin group, vitamin C and phosphatidylserine are driving the category toward sales of €2bn globally, even as brain-boosting foods...

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Carlsberg breaks ground on Burma's 'first international brewery'

Carlsberg’s CEO says his firm remains well-positioned for future growth after breaking ground on Burma's 'first ever' international brewery and starting construction on another facility in China.

Indian dairy is set to double while ice cream goes through cold snap

The Indian dairy industry - already the world's biggest for milk - is predicted to double in size by 2020, if new figures are to be believed.

French and Italians ink global cranberry supplements deal

Italian botanicals giant Indena will market a high-potency cranberry extract made by French firm Pharmatoka in global markets like South Korea, India and Russia, under a new alliance.

McAloo Tikki enters row as another Indian JV starts to fall down

The humble McAloo Tikki, McDonald’s' cheapest and most popular sandwich in India, is at the centre of a row between the multination’s regional office and one of its disgruntled joint-venture...

Murray Goulburn proposes $405m takeover of Warrnambool

Murray Goulburn has challenged Canadian giant Saputo’s attempted acquisition of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) with an offer that, if accepted, would create one of the largest Australian food and...

Crown China expansion sees rise in aluminium cans

Crown Holdings has opened three beverage can factories in Heshan (Guangdong province), Ziyang (Sichuan province) and Putian (Fujian province), bringing the total number of plants in China to seven.

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AAK opens Shanghai innovation centre

AAK has added China to its list of innovation centres around the world, after opening a new facility in Shanghai.

Saputo looks set to acquire Australian dairy Warrnambool

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has signed a deal that could see it acquire a 100% stake in dairy processor Warrnambool.

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