Kellogg in deal to bring cereal, snacks to China

Kellogg in deal to bring cereal, snacks to China

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In this June 16, 2011 photo, boxes of Cheerios are shown in a store in Akron, N.Y. The iconic cereal from General Mills is 70 years old this year. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kellogg wants more people in China wake up to a bowl of its cereal. 

The maker of Frosted Flakes and Eggo waffles says that it formed a joint venture to sell its cereals and snacks in the country. The breakfast giant says the deal will tap Wilmar International's infrastructure and local expertise in China. Wilmar is a unit of Yihai Kerry Investments Co. Ltd. 

Kellogg Co. notes that China is expected to be the largest food and beverage market within the next five years, given its rapidly growing middle class. The company says cereal consumption is being fueled by milk consumption. 

The Battle Creek, Mich.-based company also plans to sell its Pringles chips in China. Kellogg acquired Pringles earlier this year to expand into savory snacks.
 

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