Leading convenience retailers in Asia generated more than US$130bn in sales in 2014, through a combination of higher sales from existing stores, as well as significant new-store expansion, according to research carried out by UK-based IGD Retail Analysis.
To help address the growing threat of dwindling honey bee populations, Australia’s government research organisation is leading a global initiative to investigate the causes of their decline.
Plus: Vietnam toughening stance of food safety violations; Singaporeans getting more responsive to healthier food options; Philippines releases dietary guidelines.
Turmoil in global financial markets has hit food companies’ share prices and could directly impact exporters, according to a leading analyst.
Fonterra has moved to strengthen its position in China's kids' milk market with the launch of a vitamin-enriched "ultra-premium" product.
Food manufacturer and importer Alamgeer Foods has started importing more spices and ingredients from Asia after securing a £100,000 financial package.
Jeff Hilton, the healthy lifestyle branding guru, has been invited lead three sessions at Vitafoods Asia in Hong Kong next month.
The public will have the best part of a month to offer input into new guidelines for proprietary foods, health supplements and additives as India’s food regulator sets out to include thousands more items that were not covered under its rules.