Heineken last week announced its decision to acquire a 40 per cent
stake in the Chinese brewery Jiangsu DaFuHao, after intimating in
its February results that it would continue to look for investment
The future of the milk formula market in China lies with better
product quality and greater brand loyalty following the revelation
last year that much of the formula on sale there was fake. The move
towards higher margin products...
Indofood, Indonesia's biggest food company, has reported 2004
profits severely hit by the devaluation of the rupiah, but remains
hopeful of an upturn in 2005 following efforts to reduce its
exposure to exchange rates and the...
One of Asia's biggest food retailers, Dairy Farm, has this week
announced strong sales growth for 2004 helped by the recovery of
many local economies and a raft of recent acquisitions. But
increasing competition from European...
The world's biggest food retail groups are continuing to strengthen
their positions in the massive Chinese market, buoyed by a recent
relaxation of the regulations requiring them to use local partners.
Carrefour and Wal-Mart...
The Shanghai Jinshan District Government has confirmed that Suntory
Investment, a Chinese investment company, has acquired 74 per cent
equity of Shanghai Eastern Sea Beer, a leading brewery company
located in Zhangyan County of the...
Three senior executives from China dairy group Yili have been
detained by police authorities allegedly investigating accusations
of company embezzlement. Analysts believe the news is likely to
send shock waves through the sectors...
Jinro, South Korea's largest spirit producer, has confirmed that it
will invite bids by the end of this month, a move that aims to
raise $2 billion (€1.5 bn) and allow the bankrupt company to pay
off its creditors. Simon Pitman...
Wal-Mart China has confirmed that it is opening up its first store
in Shanghai. The store is due to open up next year and the company
has confirmed that recruitment of staff has begun, reports Simon
Wal-Mart has reversed its decision not to allow trade unions for
its store workers in China. Bowing to pressure from government
authorities, the move comes as a strong sign that international
food and beverage businesses must heed...