Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

Monday, June 9, 2014 8:46 1 Comment

A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what the advertisement for, but what was clear was that it was […]

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GSK “Led” Scandal Fallout Smacks Entire Industry Across the Face

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:00 No Comments

There is NOTHING, and I repeat, NOTHING like having an executive open up at a conference about a crisis their industry is following. Particularly when they are attempting to make their company look better than the “others”, try to justify why it was “industry practice”, and then lament that all the back doors to “diffusion […]

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China’s Global Foodprint. Anyone Else See a Problem?

Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:09 4 Comments

While recently reviewing some notes on China’s growing foodprint, I came across a presentation written by Daron Hoffman (formerly of Rabobank) that contained a chart that I think highlights the size of China’s effect on the world food market. It is a graphic that I think deserves serious thought as: (1) Ghis represents China today, […]

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Chiquita Sells 100 Years of Safe and Fresh Food to Chinese Consumers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 22:03 No Comments

   In a market where consumers are on edge about what they are eating, there are going to be opportunities for firms with a brand supported by safe to enter the market.  In China, this market has recently been filled by the importation of products that were easily transportable, and an explosion in the organics […]

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Would you Sell Your Milk Powder to a Chinese Firm?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 20:43 1 Comment

With crisis comes opportunity, and in China, where there are no shortages of crisis, many firms are beginning to see an opportunity to enter a market salivating for safety.  Leading the charge are a number of firms looking to bring their food to China, organic and otherwise, and with every crisis foreign firms benefit to […]

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China Reaches Deeper into Global Food Stocks

Monday, April 8, 2013 0:37 No Comments

the recent FP Blog piece, Is China secretly hoarding the world’s fish?, by Elizabeth Ralph highlights another resource that China (and its economy) has become a major player in.  One that is perhaps not as sexy as oil, where it is now the largest importer, or wood, which has been controversial lately, China’s global ag […]

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IBM Pork Traceability Project. Disrupting Business as Usual in Shandong

Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:42 No Comments

Last year, Jack Ma said in an interview with Charlie Rose that the biggest business opportunities (in China) would be those that fix China’s problems, and if you have been following IBM in china they are clearly showing an interest. A statement I completely agree with, and as an example of where I feel foreign […]

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Food Safety in China. Where Everything is Suspect.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:43 9 Comments

It seems like on a weekly basis there is at least one story about food quality, and while some would say that the very fact that the media is (able) to report on issues of food quality is a step forward, for me there is a still long way to go. The lead paragraph of […]

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