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Mongolian producer targets Chinese New Year with imported range

Mongolian producer targets Chinese New Year with imported range

By Mark Godfrey

Leading local beef player in Inner Mongolia, the Kerchin Cattle Industry Co, has been targeting this week’s Chinese New Year rush market with two lines of ‘Family Beef’ featuring Australian strip loin steak in easy-to-use packaging.

Exclusive Aussie beef served up for Chinese holiday

Exclusive Aussie beef served up for Chinese holiday

By Mark Godfrey

With China’s two key Autumn holidays approaching next week one of Beijing’s leading meat processors has teamed up with a state-owned retail chain to distribute a range of high end Australian “barbeque beef” cuts.

Counterfeit Western chocolate brands such as Ferrero Rocher seized by Chinese police. ©iStock/Authenticcreation

Fake Ferrero and Mars chocolate seized in China

By Douglas Yu

Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.

China's meat processor Ding Nou is increasing revenue via online beef sales

China’s digital meat store drives opportunity

By Mark Godfrey

Faced with a shortage of local beef supplies, a Chinese beef processor and importer has spent almost $3 million setting up Chinese online stores, which are portraying Australian beef as a healthy premium product. 

The Nescafé Coffee Center is located in Puer, the 'coffee capital of China.' Pic: Nestle

Nescafé Coffee Center opens in China

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé has opened its Nescafé Coffee Center in Yunnan, China, which will focus on research and development as well as providing training opportunities. 

Meat Expo China was held in Shanghai

China meat sector pumps cash into automation

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai

With demand for quality and safe meat products consistently increasing within mainland China, a major industry conference in Shanghai has heard how purchases of processing machinery are also on the rise.

Sainsbury's own-label tea has gone down well in China thanks to its Alibaba partnership

Sainsbury's food is a top Chinese seller

By Mike Stones

Sainsbury has forged a new partnership with Alibaba to sell British food and drink products in China, the retailer revealed last month, shortly before the Chinese online giant appointed its first UK md to lead expansion into the European market.

Weetabix's Alpen lineup for China includes a green tea & dark chocolate bar

Weetabix unveils Alpen bars for Chinese market

By Lynda Searby

Alpen bars targeting busy professionals are the first Weetabix products to be formulated specifically for the Chinese market, following the UK company’s majority buy-out by Chinese conglomerate Bright Foods in 2012.

Shanghai municipal chief urges greater protection for whistleblowers


Shanghai municipal chief urges greater protection for whistleblowers

By RJ Whitehead

Journalists and whistleblowers should be given more protection as they expose food safety scandals, Shanghai’s chief official told a municipal meeting in the wake of last week’s expired meat scandal that has embroiled a number of international fast food...

900 arrested in latest Chinese meat sting

900 arrested in latest Chinese meat sting

By RJ Whitehead

China’s Ministry of Public Security has announced the arrest of 904 suspects during a three-month campaign to prevent meat-related crime, such as the sale of rat and fox under the guise of beef and mutton.

Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates


Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates


Chinese authorities have accused Coca-Cola China of illegally mapping parts of Yunnan Province, while a high-profile US cyber-security company alleges that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is behind at least 115 cyberattacks on US firms, and three foreign...

One of Wahaha's product ranges

Chinese drinks firm partners Nottingham University

By Rod Addy

Chinese soft drinks manufacturer Wahaha has signed a deal with the UK’s Nottingham University to collaborate on research and development covering areas including bioenergy, food technology and electric motors.

China Pavilion Vitafoods Europe 2012

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

China face-to-face with Europe’s lucrative nutrition market

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

Vitafoods Europe 2012 is a good place to come face to face with business in Europe’s lucrative health and nutrition market, according to Chinese firms exhibiting in the China Pavilion.

Cut costs and reach target consumers: Go online

China food market entry: Traditional routes best avoided

By Kacey Culliney

Going online in China is a cost-effective, viable alternative for food and beverage brands entering the country amid sky-high entry costs and structural inefficiencies in traditional retailers, according to a new report.


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