US food giant General Mills is to increase wholesale prices on
several categories of foods in response to rising raw materials
costs. The increase is thought to be between two to nine per cent
on selected lines.
As grain stocks are depleted across the world, China's food
producers have found sourcing the commodity an increasingly
expensive and time consuming issue, writes Simon Pitman.
However, a report from independent intelligence...
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterrra has outlined ambitions to tap in
on anticipated growth in demand for dairy imports to China.
Speaking at a conference in Auckland today CEO Andrew Ferrier said
that the country represented 'considerable...
China has reassured Argentine soy producers that it will continue
to buy its soy, after the producers started to show signs of
nervousness in reaction to trade agreements signed last week with
the Brazilian government and Brazilian...
International wheat, corn and soybean prices will remain high for
much of 2004, warns the US agency Fitch Ratings, with the industry
likely to see a continual shifting of higher ingredients costs onto
the food manufacturer. And it...
Elopak is to build a state-of-the-art production plant in China as
part of a strategy to increase its worldwide presence. The
Norwegian-owned company, which has been present in the country
since 2000 with a representative office in...
Swedish firm SCA has increased its ownership interest to 65 per
cent in Central Package Group, which holds a stable position on the
Chinese packaging market. The move represents the latest European
foray into Asia's burgeoning...
UK-based firm Delcam is the latest sponsor of Total Innovation
Design Centre of Excellence. The announcement follows the recent
opening of company headquarters in China, another illustration of
how packaging technology is becoming...
The organisers of Propak China 2003 have said that
"unprecedented levels of support" from Chinese and
international trade bodies, together with space expansion from key
international players, indicate that this year's...