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Official: Pepsi will launch a smartphone in China

Pepsi China will enter the mobile phone business, ending 24 hours of frenzied and incredulous speculation by technology web sites, some of which suspected the move was an elaborate hoax.

News in brief

Korean player Daesang moves on EU omega-3 market

Korean food giant Daeseng wants to enter the EU omega-3 market and has applied for novel foods approval for an algae-derived DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

規制

カネカ、新規食品としてすでにEUで認定されている甘草抽出物の適応拡大承認を取得

株式会社カネカ(以下、カネカ)は、すでにEUから新規食品として認定を受けている甘草抽出物「グラボノイド」の適応拡大が承認され、医療食やカロリー制限食への適応が認められることになりました。

サプリメント

KonaRed社、太平洋を挟んだ隣国で新しいコーヒーフルーツ市場を切り開く

抗酸化ジュースのメーカーであるKonaRed社(本社:ハワイ・カラヘオ、CEO:Shaun Roberts)がハワイ原産のコーヒーフルーツを原料とする栄養価の高いサプリメントを日本で販売します。

a2 Milk Company seeks to raise NZ$43m to finance international growth

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is seeking to raise NZ$43m (US$28.5m) to support growth in Australia, New Zealand and key international markets.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Traffic-clogged streets behind Singapore’s online grocery sales rise

The number of online grocery purchases is soaring in Singapore, a city where its time-poor citizens are chocking with traffic.

乳製品

低プリン体がトレンドの日本で明治がPA-3ヨーグルトを開発

痛風と低プリン体ダイエットへの意識が高まる中、イノベーションに励むのは日本の大手ビール会社にとどまらず、国内最大手の乳製品メーカー、明治をも巻き込んだ。4月、明治乳業(本社東京)は、プリン体を代謝することが知られているプロバイオティクス(善玉菌)を含む一連のヨーグルト製品PA-3を日本市場に投入した。

Far East digest

McDonald’s registers first growth after 19-month slump

McDonald’s Japan has registered its first sales increase after a year and a half in the doldrums.

Chinese firm creates 50 UK jobs

Chinese food manufacturer Freshasia will open a new production facility in Little Melton, south Norfolk, creating more than 50 jobs, thanks to securing investment from a number of funders.

Quorn snapped up by Filipino company for £550M

Quorn Foods has been sold to Filipino branded consumer goods company Monde Nissin for £550M, ending months of speculation.

Mars opens center to address food safety risk portfolio

Mars Incorporated has opened a pre-competitive research and training facility in China to address food safety.

Evonik to ramp up amino acid production capacity in Asia

Evonik has revealed it is planning further expansion at its methionine production site in Singapore.

Feature

Moonlighting winemakers exploit thirst for boutique gin

The growing demand for boutique gin has seen a steady increase in Australian winemakers working on the side as distillers.

Huishan Dairy 'taking legal advice' after Chinese milk safety alert withdrawn

Chinese dairy Huishan is "taking legal advice" after the withdrawal of a food safety alert relating to a batch of its fresh milk. 

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Ingredients major DSM has ramped up its regional development work with the opening of an innovation centre in Singapore this year. Central to its operation is an understanding that Asian...

SE Asia dairy focus

America's dairyland to Thailand: Sizeable growth in ingredients

Grassland, a Wisconsin butter products company, is seeing fast expansion in a Southeast Asian market that is now demanding a wide range of ingredients. "It is a very positive market...

SE Asia dairy focus

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

Although not a newcomer to Southeast Asia, American cheese and diary ingredient manufacturer DairiConcepts is determined to break new ground. Its strategy is to bring innovation to Thailand while beating...

BASF and Genomatica expand BDO process for packaging to SE Asia

BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement to produce 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO), from North America to Southeast Asia.

AAK acquires major stake in Indian company

Edible oils AAK has acquired a 51% share of Indian specialty oils and fats company, Kamani, to strengthen its foothold in India.

60-second interview: Vicky Fligel, business development manager, Glanbia Nutritionals

Protein is hot, but customers are getting more discerning about the source and quality, says Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded beyond its dairy roots to add pea, chia and flax protein concentrates to its portfolio to meet growing demand for vegan protein, says business development manager...

Yashili set to acquire infant formula business from parent company Mengniu

Chinese dairy Yashili has agreed to acquire infant formula business Oushi Mengniu from its majority shareholder, Mengniu, for around $165m.

Tetra Pak focuses on Europe and Japan with TR/G7 filling machine

Tetra Pak has launched TR/G7, a filling machine which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, for chilled distribution.

Savola and Thai Union form seafood JV, aim to net $400m in sales

Saudi’s Savola Group has formed a joint venture with Thai Union Frozen, one of the world’s largest seafood processors, to bring new seafood products to the Middle East, targeting US$400m...

Investigation

Anti-dumping: Will Tate & Lyle pull the trigger on Chinese sucralose?

Concerns are mounting within China’s sweeteners industry over the risk of Chinese sucralose becoming a target for an anti-dumping investigation by the US or EU, according to industry sources.

News in brief

IFC signs advisory services agreement with Stora Enso Lao

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an advisory services agreement with Stora Enso Lao Co. to help the company improve its social risk management in Lao...

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