McCain Foods announces the construction of a second potato processing plant in China
December 13, 2020
McCain Foods announces the construction of a second potato processing plant in China. The new plant, located in the Yangling Agriculture Hi-Tech Development Zone, Shaanxi Province, will be producing french fries and involves an investment of USD 150 Million
Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans
September 23, 2020
In a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the James Hutton institute, a study of a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to P. infestans led to the discovery of new resistance genes
World Potato Congress Inc. Recognizes Zaotong as 'Potato Plateau Seed Potato Capital of the World'
August 24, 2020
On August 18, 2020, a meeting was held in Zhaotong city, China. World Potato Congress (WPC) President Roman Cools, Dr. Peter VanderZaag, WPC Secretary and Brian Douglas, General Manager attended virtually.
PepsiCo's Be & Cheery Acquisition Targets Online Snacks Growth in China
February 25, 2020
This weekend, PepsiCo, Inc. announced that it had agreed to acquire Hangzhou Haomusi Food Co., Ltd. ('Be & Cheery'), one of the largest online snacks companies in China, from Haoxiangni Health Food Co., Ltd. ('Haoxiangni') for USD 705 million.