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Online shopping made smarter

Online shopping made smarter

By Kacey Culliney

Online shopping company yihaodian.com has launched a collection of virtual supermarkets for mobile users throughout Shanghai’s metro system, with researchers claiming the development could offer NPD potential for food and drink brand owners.

ADM taps into growing edible oil demand in India

ADM taps into growing edible oil demand in India

By Kacey Culliney

Archers Daniels Midland (ADM) is tapping into a growing edible oil demand in India through its acquisition of two oilseed processing facilities in India, the company said.

Aussie food industry in doldrums, says top consultant

Aussie food industry in doldrums, says top consultant

By Ankush Chibber

A top food industry consultant in Australia has sounded an alarm on the declining competitiveness of the Australian food processing sector, citing the strong Australian dollar and supermarkets as the main reasons.

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

By Ankush Chibber

Demand for gourmet yoghurt has seen a small yoghurt maker from New Zealand attract interest from a multi-million dollar player that would see its products on shelves in thousands of stores in Japan.

India's top two sign co-branding deal for bakery products

India's top two sign co-branding deal for bakery products

By Ankush Chibber

India's biggest consumer products company and the biggest retailer have joined to co-develop and co-brand a line of bakery products, in what could be a sign of changing retail patterns for food products in India.

Asahi to acquire Independent Liquor

Asahi to acquire Independent Liquor

By Kacey Culliney

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings today announced an agreement to acquire 100% of Independent Liquor from Pacific Equity Partners and Unitas Capital in a 97.6bn Yen ($1.28bn) deal.

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