Food and Beverages

Chinese beer industry hit by anti-corruption campaign

Beer production dropped 0.98 per cent in 2014 compared to the year before.

China business news digest

The public stoush between regulators and Alibaba continues and Beijing gears up to unleash 10.5 trillion yuan of credit.

McDonald's replaces chief executive

by AAP
Fast food giant replaces boss Donald Thompson with senior exec Steve Easterbrook.

The turnaround story that should be a model for Australian business

Three years after it was set for the scrap heap, Australia's frozen vegetable processing industry has been revived. And it's all thanks to good management.

McDonald's results worse than expected

Bloated menu seen as weighing down mega-chain against targeted offerings from rivals.

Rémy Cointreau sales decline eases

French drinks maker is slowly emerging from a dramatic demand slump in China.

Frank Costa seeks trade sale

Costa Group patriarch states preference for a trade sale over an IPO.

Costa family to chase IPO

The country’s largest privately held fruit and vegetable empire may soon be listed on ASX.

Betta Foods heads into administration

Confectionary maker collapses financially after being acquired by Re:capital.

Retail Food Group signs Chinese JV

Gloria Jean's owner enters joint venture with Chinese company to push coffee in China

Aussie wine exports lift in 2014

by AAP
Exports to China almost recovering to levels recorded before Chinese austerity measures introduced in late 2012.

Wine exports increase first time since 2007

by AAP
Rising demand, falling Aust dollar boosts local wine shipments for first time since 2007.

Aldi turns up the heat on Coles and Woolworths

Aldi’s standardised low-cost model is bringing much needed competition to a market dominated by two players.

Mystery over Nudie sale

Filipino group Monde Nissin may be in process of acquiring juice group Nudie and Menora Foods.

Coca-Cola's revival will hinge on product innovation

Alison Watkins wants to bring the magic back to the company and a focus on health will continue to be a key component of the brand strategy.

Vic govt mourns Ernest Hillier woes

by AAP
Acting Premier says move into voluntary administration marks a 'sad day'.

Pressure on CCA chief to make her mark

Clearing the decks to make room for your own team isn't unusual, it’s the way that Coca-Cola Amatil's new chief executive has gone about it that has raised eyebrows.

Ernest Hillier in voluntary administration

by AAP
Australia's first chocolate maker to be put up for sale within three weeks.

CCA senior executives set to exit

Coca-Cola Amatil CFO to step down, SPC's Peter Kelly to leave role at end of March.

TWE appoints new supply chief

by AAP
Bob Spooner, former head of Hovis bread, appointed Treasury Wine's new supply chief.