China, potentially one of the most promising markets for
genetically modified (GM) crops, is stalling the adoption of
transgenic plant cultivation as a cautious government ponders their
safety reports Anand Krishnamoorthy.
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...
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...
As retail regulations in China are set to undergo big changes, many
leading multinational retailers are queuing up in readiness to
capitalize on more liberal trading conditions. Simon Pitman
takes a closer look at the changes to find...
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions said that it will continue
to press foreign companies to unionise its operations in China. The
federation highlighted ongoing disputes with several foreign-owned
companies - including Wal-Mart...
A rise in global stocks of wheat after a 30-year low will offer
continued relief to the tighter prices experienced by the food
industry in previous years, but the food chain still needs to stay
on the alert.
With coffee sales in China growing by 90 per cent in the five years
up to 2003, international companies are queuing up to carve up
their slice of a market. Although tea is still the mainstay, the
rapid switch to all things western...
Danish brewer Carlsberg has acquired a 34.5 per cent stake in Wusu
Brewery, located in the Xinjiang Autonomus region. The move
represents Carlsberg's ambitions to increase its presence in the
less developed Western provinces.
China's food industry grew by 26.2 per cent in the first six months
of this year. And despite rising power and ingredients prices, The
China National Food Industry Association says that continued
economic strength, backed by...