Tag: Food

GOING ORGANIC: Investing in China’s Growing Health Foods Market

Are organic products safer than other products? Are foreign imports really worth paying 2-3 times the cost of domestic items? These are some of the questions conscientious Chinese consumers may find themselves asking when they step into one of the...

/ June 30, 2015
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Johnny Rockets Blasts Off to China

By Lauren Dodillet  Johnny Rockets announced plans last week to open 100 restaurants in China over the next decade in its largest development agreement to date, a massive expansion plan that will help it open its first Chinese franchise in...

/ April 14, 2015

COFCO Announces IPO Three Years Out

By Lauren Dodillet China’s largest state-run grain trading company announced at the end of October that it was planning to launch an IPO within three years. China National Cereals, Oils, and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) CEO Frank Ning said the company...

/ November 5, 2014

China Continues Rural Support with Agribusiness Tax Incentives

By Amy Ling and Hardy Zhou This year marks the 11th consecutive year in which the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has focused on rural issues in its most important policy statement of the year, the No....

/ October 16, 2014

Can China Convince Consumers it is Serious on Food Safety?

By Bing Ho, Cherrie Shi, and Jiahua Wu Although China takes great pride in its rich culinary heritage, Chinese consumers have been left with a sour taste in their mouths when it comes to food safety. With a number of...

/ August 12, 2014

WH Group Raises More Than $2 Billion in IPO Relaunch

WH Group Ltd.—the Chinese company that last year bought out US pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc.—has so far raised $2.05 billion from its initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, which started on Tuesday. According to Bloomberg, the pork producer...

/ July 31, 2014

China’s Hony Capital Acquires PizzaExpress for $1.54 Billion

Chinese private equity group Hony Capital Ltd agreed to buy UK restaurant group PizzaExpress for $1.54 billion late last week, fending off rival Chinese bidder Citic Group. The British restaurant chain has more than 500 stores, most of which are...

/ July 15, 2014

Managing the Challenges of Food and Agribusiness Investment in China

By Bing Ho, Grace Tso and Zhenyu Wang  [box] Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on China’s food and agribusiness sector by Baker & McKenzie. Future articles will cover the following topics as they relate to...

/ June 9, 2014

Beyond the Export Boom: Opportunities for Agribusiness Investment in China

By Catherine Matacic When Howard Wu’s son was born in 2009, he celebrated by doing what many proud Chinese fathers do: he broke into his cache of powdered milk formula. For months before his son’s birth, he had hoarded tins...

/ April 2, 2014

Chocolate Fortunes

Lessons learned by leading chocolate companies can help firms succeed in the China market.by Lawrence L. AllenChina’s transformation from an isolated economy to a global economic powerhouse has turned hundreds of millions of its 1.3 billion people into eager consumers...

/ July 1, 2011