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Supermarkets milking the limelight in latest dairy price war battle

Opinion

Supermarkets milking the limelight in latest dairy price war battle

By RJ Whitehead

Just as Woolworths announced in Australia this week that its third-quarter revenue had risen 2.5% largely due to increased sales of milk, its arch rival, Coles, revealed it had signed new contracts with two dairy farmer co-operatives.

AB InBev indicates further China growth

AB InBev indicates further China growth

By RJ Whitehead

Buoyed no doubt by new premier Xi Jinping’s seemingly positive approach to the presence of international businesses in China, Anheuser-Busch InBev has indicated it plans to make further inroads in the country.

Nestlé Japan 100 years on: wasabi KitKats and nutrition on wheels

Company update

Nestlé Japan 100 years on: wasabi KitKats and nutrition on wheels

By RJ Whitehead

A great deal has changed in Japanese society since Nestlé opened the doors to its Far East division for the first time 100 years ago. And as the company moves into its second century, Japan now faces a raft of issue brought about by a chronically ageing...

Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

Intellectual property

Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

By RJ Whitehead

Wilmar and RiceBran Technologies have announced a series of licencing tie-ins to develop rice bran and its derivatives in China. The venture will seek to develop the human food ingredient and animal nutrition markets in the country.

Wal-Mart to continue China investment despite feeling the pinch

Wal-Mart to continue China investment despite feeling the pinch

By RJ Whitehead

Wal-Mart has announced plans to invest RMB500m (US$79.8m) to upgrade its Chinese stores. The statement comes in a bid to play down local media reports that the company’s growth plans were being hit by a spate of store closures.

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