A2 Milk changes Chinese supply approach for infant formula

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By Suze Metherell Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co has agreed to make China State Farm Holdings Shanghai the sole importer of its a2Platinum infant formula while the milk marketer will take over the distribution in Asia's largest economy. Under the deal, CSF will exclusively import the infant formula and provide government relations and advice, while the Auckland-based company will takeover distribution in China and expand its network, a2 said in a statement.  The revised distribution agreement comes after China tightened its rules,...
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