Emerging Markets

Aspen's infant formula brand, Alula, recently received approval to be registered for sale in China.

News in Brief

Aspen reviewing infant formula unit

By Jim Cornall

South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare has announced it is exploring options ‘to enhance the value of its global nutritionals business’ since receiving an unsolicited approach in the third quarter of last year.

Fonterra has an 18.8% stake in Beingmate, and is openly concerned at forecast losses as well as financial management at the Chinese company.

Fonterra 'disappointed' by Beingmate

By Jim Cornall

Chinese infant formula company Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co Ltd has issued another forecast earnings downgrade for its financial year ending December 31, 2017 – and its partner Fonterra isn’t happy.

The expansion includes roughly 1,000 more northeast retail locations that will stock a2 milk products.

a2 Milk Company expands to the US Northeast

By Mary Ellen Shoup

New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company is expanding its US business to the Northeast region, a market that accounts for roughly 20% of total US milk volume, a category that is beginning to see some growth in sales after years of declines.

SanCor's wide range of dairy products are distributed globally.

SanCor to sell AFISA share to Arla

By Jim Cornall

Argentine dairy company SanCor Cooperativas Unidas Limitada has agreed to sell its share in its joint venture with Arla Foods, known as Arla Foods Ingredients SA (AFISA).