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Dunkin’ to enter Vietnam as part of massive Asia expansion

New home in Ho Chi Minh

Dunkin’ to enter Vietnam as part of massive Asia expansion

By RJ Whitehead

Dunkin' Donuts has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement to develop the brand in Vietnam. The move comes only shortly after coffee-and-baked-goods rival Starbucks revealed details of its own move into the South-east Asian country.

Two of United Spirits' leading brands (Picture Copyright: Diageo)

Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The potential upsides in Diageo’s potential acquisition of a majority stake in India's United Spirits (USL) are clear but achieving acceptable profitability from the business may be tricky, according to one analyst.

Litigators licking their lips over Yum! class action

KFC in crisis

Litigators licking their lips over Yum! class action

By RJ Whitehead

Lawyers in the United States are queuing up to bring on board investors in KFC’s parent, Yum! Brands, for a class action lawsuit. The move follows nearly two months of questions concerning meat standards at the fast food chain’s Chinese operation.

Mengniu brand value plummets in 2012 as the Yili brand soars

Mengniu brand value plummets in 2012 as the Yili brand soars

By Mark Astley

Mengniu saw its brand value plummet by more than 30% in 2012, as Chinese public concern over the safety of domestically-manufactured dairy products continued to turn consumers towards ‘safer’ international brands.

Processing plant seeks to wean Pinoy farmers off tobacco

Processing plant seeks to wean Pinoy farmers off tobacco

By RJ Whitehead

Struggling tobacco farmers in the northern Philippines have been thrown a lifeline by the government, which will soon open a multi-million dollar food processing plant in Ilocos Sur, along with a trading centre in the province.

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