Dairy Products

Temasek, Hopu among buyers of stake in Yashili from Mengniu

Mengniu failed to acquire enough shares of its smaller rival to trigger a compulsory takeover, so must sell down part of its stake to maintain a required public float. Photo: Reuters

Singapore state investor Temasek and China-focused private equity firm Hopu were among five investors buying a US$213 million stake in Yashili International after parent China Mengniu Dairy sold down shares to meet Hong Kong listing requirements.

Monday, 11 November, 2013, 11:19am

Mengniu sets up yogurt venture with Danone

Mengniu sets up yogurt venture with Danone

Shares in China Mengniu jumped more than 10 per cent yesterday after the company said it will introduce the French dairy-foods maker Danone as a strategic shareholder, with the two firms agreeing to set up a yogurt joint venture.

21 May 2013 - 4:39am

Sales pickup gives lift to China Mengniu Dairy

Mengniu says gross profit margin should improve thanks to new products, better cost control and a rise in retail prices. Photo: Bloomberg

The Inner Mongolia-based company said in an analysts conference yesterday that its revenue had grown year on year since January this year. Gross profit margin is also expected to improve thanks to the launch of new products, better cost control and a rise in retail prices.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Tainted milk whistle-blower dies after beating

Officials check supermarket dairy products in Shandong. Photo: AP

A man who earned nationwide fame as a whistle-blower exposing malpractice in the mainland dairy industry is dead from injuries he sustained in a beating earlier this month, leading to speculation that he was killed for his efforts.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Cheese board: it's all Greek

Photo: Shutterstock

It wouldn't be surprising if people were under the impression Greek cheese started with feta and ended with halloumi.

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

Milk alternatives: away with the dairies

Photo: Corbis

Supermarkets have come a long way since a South China Morning Post reader complained to the editor 11 years ago about the lack of options for the lactose intolerant. Today, there are so many milk alternatives available that the biggest problem is deciding which one to buy.

2 Oct 2012 - 12:45pm 1 comment

Foreign firms milk it in scandal-plagued industry

Dairy products from countries such as New Zealand are increasing their market share. Photo: Bloomberg

A glass of milk from Australia, New Zealand, or many European countries, has become a regular breakfast choice for more and more Chinese consumers.

Driven by a "flight to quality", the dairy imports are gaining market share quickly in big mainland cities, since local consumers are losing confidence in home-grown dairy brands, which have been plagued by numerous quality scandals.

3 Sep 2012 - 3:30am


Illustration: Emilio Rivera

Although I haven't drunk a glass of milk since I was forced to by my mother as an adolescent (despite her insistence to the contrary, it didn't make me grow up to be big and strong), I actually consume a fair amount of it. While I do drink milk in coffee, most of my intake comes from savoury dishes and desserts, especially ice cream.

1 Sep 2012 - 12:35am


Versatile enough to belong on the breakfast or dinner table, yogurt has been eaten for millennia. Janice Leung seeks out new cultures

Farmers Union Greek Style Natural Yogurt

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Hunan firm pays price for tainted milk

Authorities have ordered a Hunan-based dairy firm to shut down production and recall more than 31 tonnes of an infant milk powder that was found to be tainted with a carcinogenic agent, in the latest safety scare involving the industry.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On the shelf

I was hoping these Hokkaido Royal Milk Tea langue de chat (HK$78 for a box of 10) would be as good as those by the Yoku Moku brand, which are extremely delicate and delicious. Unfortunately, the Hokkaido brand doesn't come close - the biscuit seems thicker and the filling is far too sweet. They're sold at Fresh Mart, Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay (tel: 2833 8338).

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Supermarket worker 'saw accused traders load vans'

A ParknShop storeroom assistant in the Wong Tai Sin Shopping Centre saw two traders move dozens of boxes of baby formula into their vehicles, Kwun Tong Court heard yesterday.

The 23-year-old assistant is a witness in the trial of five people who deny charges of conspiracy to defraud and bribery in relation to the sale of baby milk formula.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Ciao pupketeers!

Yes, I'm back from my lightning-fast trip to Rome - have you seen my photos on Facebook? I had an amazing time with the deputy ed (even if she didn't take me to play with gladiators in the Colosseum ...). Three days of walking in the sunshine, seeing history in the streets and buildings, and filling my belly - the perfect combination of activities!

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Yili recalls mercury-laced milk goods

Dairy giant the Yili Group yesterday recalled some baby formula products after 'abnormal' levels of mercury were found.

The firm said it issued the recall after the national food-safety watchdog made the discovery in its All Excellent line of milk powder on Tuesday.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hand creams

Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream, HK$190/75ml

Claim: contains brown sugar, which Fresh calls a natural antiseptic with moisture-preserving properties. A blend of evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel and jojoba oils nourishes the skin, as do Shea butter and vitamin E.

StriVectin-SD Volumizing Hand Treatment, HK$305/60ml

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am