Nestlé Waters Hopes to Increase Sales of Perrier and San Pellegrino in China

Perrier has made quite a splash since Nestle SA launched the brand in China 20 years ago. Famous for its elegantly-shaped green bottle, the sparkling mineral water label has enjoyed unprecedented high growth this summer. Sister brand San Pellegrino has also cut a dash in the more upmarket restaurants across the country…Full Article: ENCS.cn Sept

Beijing Investment Firm Bids on Italian Supermarket Chain

Chinese Group Yida International Investment has formally expressed interest in Esselunga, Italy’s fourth-largest supermarket chain, Italian daily la Repubblica reported on Thursday [15 June 2017]…Full Article: The Global Times June 2017 Key Points Yida International offered EUR 7.5 billion euros (USD 8.38 billion) for Italy’s Esselunga supermarket chain. In September 2016, the private equity funds

Italian Company Looks to Market Portable Refrigerators to Chinese Road-Trippers

The Chinese market for portable refrigerators has been expanding rapidly in recent years thanks to the growing popularity of road trips among domestic tourists, said Gerardo Boschii, the Italian sales director of Italy-based portable refrigerator producer IndelB at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday [18 April 2017] to release its new product, the T12…Full

Chinese Inspectors Audit Western European Beef Producers in a Bid to Open Up Trade

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this week, and he is hopeful that beef trade with China will resume before the end of the year. “I would be hopeful that our discussions today and the visits by the audit teams

Southern Italy Granted Permission to Export Citrus and Kiwifruit to China

Luca Braia, regional councilor for Agricultural and Forestry Policies, has announced that the Chinese government has authorized the import of citrus fruit and kiwis from Basilicata. “We managed to achieve such a great result thanks to the cooperation of our producers and of the Phytosanitary office managed by Ermanno Pennacchio…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Jan 2016

Italy’s Chocolate Maker, Ferrero, to Construct New Factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Ferrero International SA, the world’s third-largest chocolate maker, expects to create 500 to 700 jobs next year in Hangzhou after launching its first East Asian factory, the biggest investment ever, in the capital of Zhejiang province. Giovanni Ferrero, the family-owned company’s chief executive, said China now represents one of the world’s most promising markets for