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  • What's News? May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Nestle: world’s biggest candy plant

    Nestle plans to build the world’s largest candy plant Henan's Zhumadian within the next three to four years. The company also holds interest in China's overall domestic food and beverage industry. Nestle expects future products in the Middle Kingdom to include wax gourd, egg, wheat, sugar and peanuts. Source: iFeng

  • What's News? April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Nestle ready to roast in Yunnan

    Nestle recently signed an agreement with Pu’er, Yunnan to invest RMB 100 million to turn the city into a regional coffee center. The project consists of a coffee plantation, storage and R&D facilities, and a "coffee experience" center. In 2012, Nestle purchased RMB 265 million worth of coffee beans from Pu’er. Source: China Finance

  • What's News? March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Nestlé: proud to use domestic milk

    According to Nestle, using domestic dairy helped the company avoid recent cost increases in New Zealand milk powder. NZ dairy giant Fonterra has raised milk powder prices 36% since January 2013. Nestle raw milk comes from three bases: Shandong, Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia. Foreign formula brands like Wyeth, Abbott, Dumex and Mead Johnson use large amounts of milk powder from New Zealand. Source: Hexun

  • What's News? March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Formulas makers go direct on TMall

    Danone, Nestle and Tmall have banded together to sell imported baby formula online. Donone’s Dumex and Cow & Gate brands, along with Nestle’s Wyeth brand, will available for direct purchase through the companies on TMall. The e-commerce giant is looking to continue recent presales. Other e-commerce platforms like Yihaodian sell imported formula, but most brands are supplied through retailers rather than suppliers.

    Source: Netease 

  • What's News? December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Wahaha seeks to acquire Australian dairy

    Reports claim that Wahaha, one of China’s largest beverage brands, hopes to acquire Austalia’s Lactanz Dairy. At present, Wahaha has yet to confirm the deal. Lactanz produces approximately 90 million liters of milk for local Australian dairy on an annual basis. Half of Wahaha’s current milk powder ingredients are imported. As foreign dairy companies like Nestle and Mead Johnson gain market share in China, Chinese companies such as Mengniu, Beingmate and Shengyuan are looking abroad for strategic alliances. Source: 21 News

  • What's News? December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

    China lowers duty on imported baby formula

    In 2013, China will cut tariffs on more than 780 types of imported goods, according to the Ministry of Finance. Among others, the duty rate for special infant formula will be cut from 10%-15% to 5%. Meanwhile, formula brands like Nestle and Dumex declined to comment on potential reductions in retail sales prices. Local industry experts expect prices to remain unchanged. Source: China Daily  

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    December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Sour face: Foreign brands and China’s fresh milk

    China's got milk.

    Foreign dairy products are popular in China and command hefty premiums. Safety and quality concerns drive consumers to the cold embrace of giants like Nestle, Danone, Haagen Dazs, and Unilever, which sell China anything from milk powder and yellow cheese to milk chocolate. But when it comes to fresh milk, the market remains under the thumb of local players and a combination of logistical, cultural, and political factors keep foreign brands at bay.  ...Read More

  • What's News? November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Nestle ventures into Chinese medicine

    Nestle, world's largest food company, is joining hands with China's Chi-Med group to venture into traditional Chinese medicine. The two companies are setting up a 50%-50% joint venture called Nutrition Science Partners (NSP). The new venture  will research, develop, produce, and  market nutrition and medicinal products derived based on botanical formulas. The joint venture will also provide Nestle's Health Science division access to Chi-Med's traditional Chinese medicine library, which includes more than 50,000 extracts from more than 1,200 different herbal plants and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Source: India Times

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    September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Tempest in a tin can: China’s herbal tea wars

    Wang Laoji, Jia Duobao.

    In 1906, Japan's Kakuzo Okakura published the Book of Tea, lamenting the fact that western powers saw Asians as civilized only once the latter gave up the "gentle arts of peace" in favor of war and territorial expansion. These days, tea is once again at the centre of a struggle that highlights Asia's unique traits: Two companies are claiming the right to use China's most popular herbal tea brand in a plot that stretches back to colonial times and involves bribery, charity, a struggle between private and state-owned enterprises, and potential encroachment from foreign powers.  ...Read More

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