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Doctor's Best sold to Chinese company, extending trend in industry

The Doctor’s Best brand of supplements has been sold to a major Chinese ingredient manufacturer, which is part of a trend in the industry, one observer said.

Tip Top dips into China ice cream market

Will Hokey Pokey be a hit in Hangzhou? New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is hoping so, as it tries out its Tip Top ice cream in the Chinese market through...

Valleyfresh puts down KSA roots

Australian produce distributor Valleyfresh has announced it will open an office in Saudi Arabia in a bid to expand its operations and strengthen its relationships in the Middle East.

Polish push new apple types to UAE market

Polish apple producers shut out of the Russian market are turning to the UAE, but now face challenges from long-held consumer expectations, according to the head of the Polish Fruit...

UAE firms buy Power Horse stake

Two UAE-based investment firms have bought a significant stake in Austrian energy drink producer Power Horse, and plan to expand the business’s reach beyond its Middle Eastern stronghold. 

New Asean headquarters ‘critical’ for DuPont’s nutrition business

DuPont is the latest multinational food player to expand its presence in Singapore with the opening of new full-service regional headquarters there, once again demonstrating the city-state’s growing importance in...

China direct

Bright Dairy must rebuild reputation after three incidents in May

Having been singled out three times in May alone by China’s food inspectors, Bright Dairy risks significant harm to its corporate image as consumers continue to doubt the safety and...

The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland

‘Our quest: To share the finest Scottish craft beer:’ Brewers eye up potential of exporting to Asia

Scotch whisky’s revered reputation is providing an opening for a new wave of Scottish beverages in Asia: craft beer.

Yakult’s probiotic fermented milk drink reaching new heights

Yakult was founded in Japan in the 1930s, and the probiotic fermented milk drink has been expanding around the world ever since.

Chaat takes Indian street food to US dairy aisle

The street food of India, called chaat, has inspired a newly-launched US brand of healthy dairy products aimed at afternoon snacks.

Australia

Fsanz awards Ingredion’s Hi-Maize digestive health claim approval

Ingredion has obtained a general-level digestive health claim from the A for its Hi-Maize resistant starch stating that the ingredient “helps to maintain/support a healthy digestive system when consumed as...

Half of Australia can’t even pronounce hipster’s favourite super-food

Only half of Australians have tried quinoa despite its trendy status, and as many are unaware of how to pronounce it.

Ongoing US lawsuit may add wrinkles to proposed Syngenta, ChemChina sale

An ongoing lawsuit regarding GM corn may add some challenges to the potential sale of Syngenta to ChemChina, says expert.

Bundaberg Brew CEO talks about making it big stateside from Down Under

An iconic beverage in its homeland Australia, Bundaberg Brew became a little hidden gem when it came stateside. With a new deal with Safeway and Albertsons, the company wants to...

Fonterra’s new cheese slice line expansion officially opens

Fonterra has officially opened its new slice-on-slice cheese expansion at Eltham, New Zealand, with the plant now able to produce enough cheese to fill more than 3bn burgers each year.

South Asia radius

HUL spins off foods and refreshments division into separate businesses

India’s biggest consumer goods company has split its foods and refreshments businesses into two separate divisions in a bid to stave off rising competition from domestic rivals.

Fun of the pear: Aussie invention will ‘transform avocado industry’

An Australian company claims to have developed technology that will “revolutionise” the global avocado market by preventing the pears from browning.

Nestlé brings global brands to video in Alibaba anniversary tie-up

Nestlé and Alibaba Group have launched an e-commerce and marketing campaign to bring the Swiss corporation’s brands from overseas markets to China as its celebrates 150 years in nutrition. 

Barry Callebaut ramps up Indonesia cocoa sustainability program

Barry Callebaut is expanding its sustainability program in Indonesia and has announced plans to train 50,000 farmers in good agricultural practice by 2020.

China’s Maling enters beef industry

Huge profits and game-changing scale predicted for a Shanghai pork firm seeking to enter the beef industry through a 50% stake in one of New Zealand’s biggest meat processors. 

Australia

Patties receives takeover bid from PE firm

Pattie’s Foods has received a A$230m bid from private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners to take over the Australian packaged food major.

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.

Soapbox

Edible insects: Let’s look at what’s on the menu

In these early days of edible insects going global, it is still unclear which products will stand out and make their way to the mainstream. The ideas popping out of...

News in brief

PerkinElmer expands presence in Taiwan

PerkinElmer has officially opened its Taipei Customer Knowledge Center (CKC) in Neihu District, Taipei City.

C&C continues beer expansion in China with Tennent’s distribution deal

C&C Group has signed its fourth strategic partnership in recent months with a new distribution agreement with Vandergeeten to distribute its Tennent’s portfolio in China. 

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