East Asia

Megniu's milk scandal won't impact long-term

Tainted milk won’t taint Mengniu long term, say analysts

By Jennifer Phang

The aflatoxin-tainted milk scandal that has gripped Mengniu Dairy since the end of 2011 is damaging short term, but China’s biggest dairy is unlikely to suffer long term damage in its sales and share price, say analysts.

Possible joint venture to tap into Chinese halal market

China province first to get a halal status tracking system

By Ankush Chibber

With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.

The Chinese green dates market grew 25% between 2009 and 2010

Chinese green snacks to triple to US$570 million by 2014

By Jennifer Phang

The Chinese green snacks market will triple in value from 1.2 billion yuan (US$190 million) in 2010 to 3.6bn Chinese yuan (US$570 million) by 2014, according to research from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing.

Moutai to invest US$70m in Chinese rice wine

Moutai to invest US$70m in Chinese rice wine

By Jennifer Phang

Kweichou Moutai, the leader in rice wine in China has disclosed plans to invest 437 million yuan ($US69m) in 2012, to produce an additional 2800 tonnes of wine.

Hao Ji Group invests in instant non-fried noodles

Chinese food group invests in non-fried noodle production

By Jennifer Phang

Sichuan-based Hao Ji Group is investing 60bn Chinese yuan (US$9.45m) to boost noodle production at two main sites to a capacity of more than 700,000 tonnes of noodles with up to 12 varieties of Chinese grains.

Alcohol-free sector holds opportunities in Japan

Growth opportunity in Japan’s alcohol-free beverage sector

By Kacey Culliney

Japan’s alcoholic beverage market is shrinking and sluggish according to a Datamonitor report, but analysts have noted opportunity in the growing alcohol-free sector due to consumer focus on drink driving laws.

Companies need to adopt a 'China first' strategy to succeed

The new Chinese economy: Emerging, emerged, disruptive...

By Kacey Culliney

China is not an emerging market; it is well and truly emerged and continues to change at a rapid pace that will go on disturbing the global food and beverage market for years to come, according to expert.

Coca Cola's strawberry flavoured Minute Maid drink deemed safe

Coca Cola drinks deemed safe after fatal poisoning

By Jennifer Phang

Coca Cola China has declared its products safe following one death and three other serious incidences of poisoning connected to the consumption of its strawberry flavoured Minute Maid milk drink.

Bid to improve Shanxi vinegar industry with training scheme

Training scheme to boost Shanxi vinegar industry

By Jennifer Phang

The vinegar processing industry in Shanxi province has implemented a new training scheme to nurture more qualified vinegar practitioners in a bid to improve the industry.

China's functional beverage market growing

Chinese functional beverage market growing by 29%

By Jennifer Phang

Impressive growth in the Chinese functional beverage market looks set to continue as some national experts predict China to become the largest functional beverage market in 2012.

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