Sichuan Baijiu Producer Looks to Remain Footing After Dismal 2015

Shuijingfang, a Chinese baijiu maker, aims to move upmarket to expand the brand with new investment and increased marketing. John Fan, general manager of the Shanghai-listed company, told a shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday [6 June 2017] that the premium baijiu, or rice liquor, sector in China was experiencing rapid expansion…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key

China Launches 7 New Free Trades Zones Across the Country

Seven new free trade zones (FTZ) began operation across China on April 1, with the aim of further opening up the country and coordinating development between various regions. The new zones are in the provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi, as well as in Chongqing municipality, with each area having its own

Police in Mianyang, Sichuan Province, Arrest Individual Who Sold Meat from Wild Animals to Local Restaurants

Forest police in Mianyang, Sichuan province, have seized a suspect in connection with the storage and trading of nearly two metric tons of meat from wild and endangered animals, such as black bears, pangolins and owls…Full Article: China.org.cn Jan 2017 Key Point During the summer of 2015, Sichuan Province’s forest police/bureau in Mianyang were alerted

Royal FrieslandCampina’s Joint Venture with China Huishan Dairy Off to a Positive Start

Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina will bring its “Dutch Lady” dairy brand to more places in the country, its CEO said at a press event on Tuesday [6 December 2016]. The “Dutch Lady” dairy products, developed by FrieslandCampina’s joint venture with China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co, officially hit the market in September [2016]. So far,

France’s Carrefour to Pivot Towards Smaller Convenience Store Format in China

French retailer Carrefour SA continues to shift its focus from its traditional hypermarket business to smaller convenience store format-planning to open 40 to 50 in Shanghai this year. The company said it has seen encouraging sales trends in China thanks to fresh products. The transformation of its business models in the country “has continued and