Plant-based meat brand Z-Rou Meat signs distribution deal with IS Seafood

CHINA – Z-Rou Meat, a Shanghai-based plant-based meat start-up has formed a strategic cooperation with IS Seafood, a B2B seafood supplier, aimed at reinforcing its market efforts on sales and distribution. Z-Rou Meat was founded […]

Reprive to food and agriculture sectors as US and China sign phase one of trade agreement

USA – The United States and Republic of China have reached a consensus on the first phase of the trade agreement in a deal that is expected to significantly benefit the American Agricultural sector. The […]

Luckin Coffee forays into smart coffee, snack vending machine market

CHINA – Luckin Coffee, China’s largest coffee chain operator is entering the automated retail market with the launch of its “luckin coffee EXPRESS” smart unmanned coffee machine and “luckin pop” smart vending machine. The luckin […]

Bühler sells Chinese flour ingredient business to Swiss company Bakels

SWITZERLAND – Bühler Group has sold its China-based flour ingredient business, Buhler Bangsheng Food Ingredients (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. to Bakels Group. Bakels, a Swiss group which manufactures and distributes innovative bakery ingredients and application solutions […]

Thailand’s CP Foods unveils plans of expanding in 17 overseas markets

THAILAND – CP Foods,an agro-industrial and food conglomerate headquartered in Thailand plans to expand in 17 overseas markets where the company is operating especially China, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, Russia, the United States. The direction […]

China’s food processing giant COFCO offers to acquire Agri-Industries Holdings for US$1.1bn

CHINA – State-owned food processing holding company, COFCO has unveiled plans of privatizing its Hong Kong listed unit, China Agri-Industries Holdings as it looks to pursue a flexible development strategy. COFCO has tabled a HK$8.9 […]

Finlays opens US$17m refined tea processing facility in China

CHINA – Finlays, a sub-affiliate of the London-based John Swire & Sons, has opened its first refined tea processing plant in China, located in Guizhou province, after investing 120 million yuan (US$17 million). The plant […]

FAO receives US$15m to support research in food security and nutrition

CHINA – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has received CNY100 million ($15 million) donation from the Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation. FOA said the donation will be used to establish a […]

Givaudan invests US$30m in Chinese facility to double flavour production capacity

CHINA – Swiss flavour and fragrances company, Givaudan has opened a new extension to its Nantong, China manufacturing facility to increase the production capacity of liquid flavour production for beverages, dairy and sweet goods. Givaudan […]