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Chinese professional shoppers empty Australian shelves of baby formula

In September, China Mengniu Dairy Company offered 1.5 billion AUD to buy Australian baby formula company Bellamy’s. The popularity of baby formula in China has buoyed the company and created big business for Daigou shoppers, who buy products in bulk to send back to mainland China. Jiaqian Chen and Chang He met one such shopper in Melbourne

Video by Jiaqian Chen Chang He


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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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