Starbucks China to Open Italian-themed Café in Shanghai

Starbucks will set up the first Italian food-featured cafe in China, highlighting Italian dishes and drinks, the company said Friday [15 February 2019]. The move came as part of the U.S. coffeehouse chain company’s efforts to carry out a “purpose-driven growth agenda to play the long game in China,” according to the company’s statement…Full Article:

Hong Kong to Focus Poultry Egg Testing on Five EU Countries

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said Thursday [28 September 2017] that it has decided to narrow the scope of testing for imported eggs from European Union (EU) countries…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) stated it would reduce the scope of

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Padua Province, Italy, Over H5N8 Bird Flu

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday [18 September 2017] a ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs from a province of Italy…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from the Province of

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