Staff Reporters
Jun 20, 2019

Public squabble erupts between Yili and Mengniu over Olympic sponsorships

Yili said it may have to withdraw as the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics official dairy partner, calling dealings between rival Mengniu Dairy, Coca-Cola and Olympic organisers a "scandal".

Yili website

Chinese dairy products company Yili Group issued a public statement on Tuesday criticizing its domestic competitor Mengniu Dairy of harming Yili’s interests by finding an underhanded way of sponsoring the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

According to a statement that has since been removed from the Yili website and WeChat account, the company defeated Mengniu in open bidding to become the exclusive partner for dairy products for the upcoming games. However, the statement complained,...

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