British Food and Drink Delegation Visits Beijing and Shanghai

A group of UK food and drink makers returned from China on Monday [25 September 2017] after marketing British-made delicacies there, including clotted cream from Cornwall and gin and juice from Devon. Nine food and drink manufacturers, drawn mainly from Southwest England, participated in the weeklong trade mission. The trip was organized and funded by

Sweden’s Tetra Pak Faces Tough Competition in China

Competition in China’s bacteria-free paper-packing market has become more intense, with the consumption upgrade driving a rapid change in the market and the rise of domestic players. Sweden-based paper packing giant TetraPak used to hold about 90 percent of the bacteria-free paper packing market in China, and now its market share is decreasing to about

Bright Dairy’s Synlait to Boost its Supply of Infant Formula to Sichuan’s New Hope Nutritionals

Synlait Milk Limited, the New Zealand Exchange NZX-listed milk processor, announced on Wednesday [16 August 2017] a new supply agreement with China’s New Hope Nutritionals for production of their infant formula brands. The agreement secures a threefold increase from current volumes over the five-year period, said a Synlait statement…Full Article: ECNS.cn Aug 2017 Key Point

Feihe International Constructing Infant Formula Factory in Ontario to Supply the Mainland

Feihe International Inc., a top manufacturer of infant formula in China, is building a manufacturing plant valued 300 million Canadian dollars (234 million U.S. dollars) in Kingston, Canada. Leng Youbin, Chairman of Feihe International Inc. told Xinhua on Tuesday [8 August 2017] in Ottawa that Feihe board decided to invest to set up the plant

Chinese Imports of Wheat, Soybeans, Beef, and Dairy Products Continue to Rise

China’s imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Wheat imports between January and May reached 2.2 million metric tons, an increase of 67.3 percent year-on-year, while import of