America’s Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans to Open 1,400 Shops in China Over the Next 20 Years

Hoping to emulate the success of US chains like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Starbucks, coffee and baked-goods company Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open 1,400 restaurants in China over the next 20 years. Parent company Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc, based in Canton, Massachusetts, announced on Thursday it has entered into a franchise agreement with a joint

Nestlé to Only Purchase “4C” Certified Coffee Beans in Yunnan Province

After several years of trainings and preparation, from the start of the 2014-2015 purchasing year, Nestlé will only purchase coffee beans that have passed the 4C verification in Yunnan. In order to assist Yunnan coffee planting conforms to international coffee industry trends, and to help coffee growers comply with international standards, under the support of

Frosty Weather Damages Flowers and other cash crops in Yunnan Province

Freezing weather, snow and frost have damaged 670,000 hectares of crops in Southwest China’s Yunnan province. Unseasonal cold damages flower harvest, causing prices to spike. The southwestern plateau region grows at least 70 percent of the flowers sold at Chinese marketplaces…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013 & China Daily Dec 2013 Key point The cold