COFCO Looks to Regain Financial Footing after Missteps

China’s COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural traders. But doubts persist among some in the industry over whether the trading firm will really challenge the existing four dominant players in grains, oilseeds and sugar. In

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Hebei Province Fully Operational

Coca-Cola’s biggest bottling plant in north China began operating Thursday [30 November 2017] in Xianghe County of Hebei Province, southeast of Beijing. The plant will produce bottled water, Coke and Sprite, mainly to serve Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and neighboring regions, according to Luan Xiuju, president of COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages, a joint venture of Coca-Cola and

COFCO to Sell Nidera Seed Business to ChemChina’s Syngenta

COFCO Corp, China’s biggest foodstuff conglomerate by revenue, announced its overseas investment and management platform COFCO International has agreed to sell seed business of grain trader Nidera BV to agribusiness giant Syngenta AG on Monday [6 November 2017]. COFCO International had completed a full takeover of the Netherlands-based grain trader in February this year…Full Article:

China Foods Transfers Great Wall Wine Brand to COFCO

Continuing to dispose of its non-Coca-Cola assets, China’s second largest winemaker has transferred its money-losing wine business to a unit under parent firm COFCO Corp. In a HK$5 billion ($649 million) deal, China Foods Ltd. has offloaded its prestigious Great Wall brand, including five production plants in China, five wineries in and outside the country,

COFCO’s Womai Sells US Beef in Beijing While Alibaba’s Yiguo Sells US Beef in Shanghai

China’s major e-commerce platforms are racing to be the first to put US beef under their online sales portfolio, with the arrival of the first commercial shipment of the meat and its products to China due over the weekend, marking the end of a 14-year import ban. Womai.com, the online platform run by the country’s

COFCO to Distribute Scotch Whisky

One of Scotland’s oldest whisky producers said it is tapping into the lucrative Chinese thirst for the drink after securing a major distribution deal with one of China’s food and beverage giants. Loch Lomond Group, based in Alexandria in Scotland, has entered into a partnership with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp, also known