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PepsiCo Food to shift its focus to Healthier Snacks
PepsiCo Food, part of Pepsi-Cola Thai Trading Co, and the producer of Lay's potato chips, is shifting to healthier snack options with its new Sunbites ...
Bounty Fresh to acquire NZ poultry producer
Philippines’ low-profile Bounty Fresh Food has moved a step closer to acquiring the Tegel Group, New Zealand’s largest poultry producer, in a US$309 million takeover ...
2 French food producers to invest in Clark
Two major French food companies will be building food manufacturing facilities in Clark, Pampanga, according to statement made by the Clark Development Corp (CDC).
San Miguel to splurge US$29 billion on its largest expansion program
San Miguel is set to splurge US$29 billion on its largest ever expansion program in its 128 year old history.
This massive investment will ensure San ...
RC Cola to venture into healthier beverages in 2018
RC Cola bottler in the Philippines, Macay Holdings Inc. has earmarked Pesos 1.2 billion (US$22.43 million) for this year's business expansion, including a potential venture ...
Century Pacific to build new Tuna Plant
Century Pacific Food Corp., the largest producer of canned foods in the Philippines, has recently disclosed that it will allocate up to Pesos 1.8 billion ...
China's craze for dirty bread led to Fonterra's butter plant expansion
Chinese consumers strong demand for ‘dirty bread/buns’ has made Fonterra to decide to commission a new butter line at its Edgecumbe factory in New Zealand.
Thai Union acquires 25% stake in Thai seafood retailer
Thai Union Group Plc (TU), the world's largest canned and frozen tuna exporter, has acquired a 25% stake in Thammachart Seafood Retail Co Ltd (TSR) ...
Masan forms strategic partnership with Korea's meat producer
Vietnam’s Masan Consumer Corporation (Masan) has entered into a strategic partnership with a leading Korean processed meat producer, Jinju Ham Co., Ltd to provide high-quality ...
Nestle to partner yaofang.com in marketing Special Dietary Foods
Nestle Health Science (NHSc) and yaofang.com have recently signed a partnership agreement to further tap the global potential for Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) ...
Coca-Cola, Swire unveils state-of-the-art plant in Yunnan
In a bid to strengthen its position in China’s growing beverage market, Coca-Cola along with its bottling associate, Swire Group has unveiled a new state-of-the-art ...
Huabao to acquire 73.6% stake in condiment producer
Huabao International Holdings Limited will acquire 73.6% stake in Chinese food condiment producer, Jiahao Foods for US$694.5 million.
Hong-Kong listed Huabao has entered into a share ...
Grupo Bimbo finalises acquisition of China baking group Mankattan
Mexican-based Grupo Bimbo has completed its acquisition of Mankattan Group, a move that will support its growth in the branded bakery and foodservice across China.
Heineken is betting big on its fate in ASEAN
The world's 2nd largest brewer, Heineken, is putting high hopes in the Southeast Asian market.
It plans to expand production capacity more than tenfold at its ...
Chinese Dairy Giant plans to expand NZ operation
China’s Mengniu, through its subsidiary Yashili NZ, is looking at substantial expansion of its state-of-the-art infant formula plant in Pokeno, New Zealand, according to the ...
Butterfly aims to become OEM for its latest organic milk-yoghurt
Thailand’s Butterfly Organic Co Ltd hopes to target a new generation of health-conscious consumers with a new line of organic milk-yoghurt and almond milk bearing ...
Sinar Meadow seeks JV partner in China
Sinar Meadow, a trusted company in Indonesia that adheres to sustainable palm oil practices, is now looking for a partner in China that shares its ...
Nestle opens Nescafe Dolce Gusto production line in Vietnam
Nestle has opened its new Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee capsule production line in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam which has an initial production capacity of up ...
Premium Distribution acquires organic vegetable producer
Leading food and beverage wholesaler, Premium Distribution has acquired organic salad brand Uni Vege under a new joint venture with financial advisory Trust Venture Partners ...
Darigold to strengthen international presence with expanded global team
US-based Darigold Inc, a leading dairy products supplier, has expanded its global customer service and long-term commitment to growth in international markets with an overseas ...
Pernod Ricard forms JV with Yoma to expand whisky business in Myanmar
Yoma Strategic Holdings and Pernod Ricard have recently formed a joint venture company to focus on the production and distribution of whisky in Myanmar.
Pernod Ricard ...
CVC Capital paid US$400 million to acquire 2 major snack companies
London-based CVC Capital has acquired 100% of Malaysian snack company, Munchy Food Industries (Munchy) through its CVC Asia IV Fund in a US$250 million deal. ...
Kawan Food to venture into 'fresh-frozen' breads
Kawan Food Bhd is all geared to open a new RM200 million (US$49.35 million) plant in Pulau Indah in July 2018.
According to its Managing Director, ...
Gardenia to invest US$37.4 million in North Luzon
Gardenia Bakeries has recently announced another Pesos 2 billion (US$37.4 million) investment on a bread plant in North Luzon this year. This investment is on ...
Unilever to divest its Spreads Business to KKR
Unilever Indonesia has sold its spreads business to a subsidiary of US-based private equity firm KKR & Co for Rp 2.92 trillion (US$210 million). The ...
URC to invest US$18.7 million in Vitasoy factory
Universal Robina Corp. (URC) is investing Pesos 1 billion (US$18.7 million) to build a local production hub for Vitasoy products in Pampanga, catering to consumers' ...
KIDO eyes greater share of frozen foods market
KIDO Frozen Foods JSC has announced its plan to become the leader of the Vietnamese frozen food market.
Tran Thi Thuy Linh, the company’s Deputy General ...
Belarusian : Vietnamese Dairy Venture to come into fruition in late-2018
There is a plan to construct a JV factory between Belarusian and Vietnamese counterparts for manufacturing dairy products in Vietnam by the end of 2018.
CJ Group invests heavily in Vietnam to offset its divestment from China market
Vietnam has reasons to cheer as it welcomes big investors from Korea which are divesting out of China.
One such company is CJ Group, via its ...
Nortalic to be the 1st to produce cooking oil with added MCT in Vietnam
Singapore-based Musim Mas Group has officially opened a new factory of its wholly-owned subsidiary, North Continental Oils & Fats Vietnam Company Limited (Nortalic) on 26 ...
Coffee producer to ‘makeover’, expand production of coffee-flavored energy drink
As coffee producers face dwindling revenues, a major coffee producer, Vinacafe Bien Hoa found a new growth category to invest in.
Vinacafe Bien Hoa is ...
Ebara Foods Industry to set up unit in Singapore
Japan-based Ebara Foods Industry Inc has announced plan to set up a wholly-owned unit, Ebara Singapore Pte Ltd., in August.
The new unit will be engaged ...
Guan Chong to start on its expansion trail
Malaysian-based Guan Chong Bhd, which is also Asia’s largest cocoa grinder, has started to boost production after 6 years of curtailing output.
It is investing RM70 ...
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