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What are the prospects for Indonesia, SE Asia's largest consumer market? We give a run-down of the key macroeconomic issues in the country
Indonesia is south-east Asia's largest consumer market and is central to the growth strategy of many an international packaged food manufacturer eyeing or operating in the region. However, Indonesia's economy has slowed in recent years, hitting consumer spending, while there are concerns over issues from infrastructure to regulation. just-food gives a run-down of the issues in Indonesia strategy executives need to consider.
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What's on the list of our top 10 stories this week? Speculation over Philadelphia and the takeover of Quorn are two.....
Quorn Foods' sale to Monde Nissin was the stand-out story this week got you clicking. News of a potential transaction also caught your interest, with speculation Mondelez International may be looking to offload its European cheese and grocery business.
Industry soundbites of the week take in Quorn sale, ConAgra cuts, McCormick's India challenges and Kellogg's Egypt acquisition
Philippines group Monde Nissin was this week named as the buyer of Quorn Foods, agreeing a deal that valued the UK meat-free business at GBP550m. ConAgra Foods, under-pressure from changing consumer trends in the US, outlined its plan to revitalise the group, with 1,500 jobs to go as part of the process. And just-food interviewed seafood giant Thai Union Group about its sustainability programmes.
Speculation over the future of Mondelez's European cheese and grocery business. Philadelphia owner coy
Mondelez International is reportedly planning to sell its European cheese and grocery business in a deal that could be valued at as much as US$3bn.
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