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Whether serving the food and drink needs of consumers or sourcing ingredients and raw materials, success in the food industry depends on keeping abreast of the latest market trends in the Asia Pacific region.

Mooncake Festival 2014: The biggest event in Asia’s cake calendar

The annual Mooncake Festival celebrated in China and Vietnam is by far the biggest event for cake manufacturers in the region, says an analyst.

Companies expanding into Asia must first understand local physiology

Back when Europe and North America were there dominant growth markets for the food industry, Asia was considered as little more than an extension of their traditional business and dominated...

The rest of Asia can benefit from Australia’s organic certification

Asian companies will soon cotton on to the idea that they can export organic goods into China just as smoothly as Australian companies, which have traditionally enjoyed a strong link...

Crafty Australian beer independents set sights on China’s middle-class

China’s craft beer market might not yet be as dominant as its Australian counterpart, but this will change as a growing and affluent middle-class opens its eyes and palates to...

China offers good prospects despite tangled health food regulations

China’s health food and supplements niches need filling, even if the current regulatory environment continues to put off some key international players.

India

CII: Lacklustre Indian companies must invest more in R&D

A chronic lack of investment and incentives has stalled Indian food product development, according to a report released by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Chasing umami: the rise and rise of fermented food

At the intersection of consumers’ growing interest in bold, spicy flavors, health and a desire to expand their horizons through food, fermented foods have re-entered the spotlight owing to their...

News in brief

California’s clean reputation credited for rising China exports

Californian food producers are a major beneficiary of Chinese consumer concerns in the wake of a spate of domestic food scandals. 

Malaysia

Malaysia forms halal fund to boost its export dominance

Malaysia aims to keep on top of the organised halal industry by injecting US$88m into a business development fund that it hopes will push more domestic businesses into the international...

Insight

Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia

Recently, it seems that not a week goes by without a lead story in the English-language press raising serious concerns about the adverse impact of some food and beverage companies...

Tata Global Beverages: Greenpeace pesticide study ‘confirms tea brands safe to drink’

Hindustan Unilever India and Tata Global Beverages insist their teas comply with legal standards and are safe to drink after Greenpeace said it found illegal pesticide traces in popular Indian...

Clariant to develop Australian market with masterbatches plant

Construction has begun on a Clariant masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia, to open in the fourth quarter 2014.

Deal cements supply relationship for more bioavailable curcumin, quercitin out of Japan

Thera Innovations, a Canadian importer of dietary supplement ingreidients, has anounced a new supply deal for more bioavailable forms of curcumin and quercitin. The ingredients, branded as Theracumin and EMIQ,...

Australia

Virtual bottleshops see steady growth as more Aussies buy online

Amid news that online shopping while under the influence of alcohol is now a recognised phenomenon, a growing number of Australian adults are using the internet to buy alcohol. 

News in brief

Cash rich and time poor, more Australians opt for ready meals

The number of Australians opting for frozen or chilled ready-meals continues to grow, according to new figures from Roy Morgan Research.

Australia

FTAs crucial to Australia’s agribusiness future

Australia must give priority to inking more Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) if it has to secure its agribusiness future, according to a new report by global agribusiness specialist Rabobank.

Global Halal market to hit $1.6tn by 2018

The global Halal food market will be worth US$1.6tn by 2018, up from US$1.1tn in 2013, according to a report commissioned by Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

GCC ‘key market’ for NZ agribusiness – report

The Gulf Cooperation Council countries are key markets for New Zealand’s agriculture industry, and firms should be targeting them as a priority, according to a Rabobank report.

Australia

Businesses don’t know how to market to Chinese in the 'Asian Century'

Though the terms of Australia’s approach to its “Asian Century” policy might need some finessing, there is no doubt China still holds massive potential—as long as businesses learn how to...

Seoul National University signs food safety MOU

Seoul National University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a US food science centre around food safety.

Australia

Gov: 'We can weather Russian embargo', though companies voice concern

Australia, one of the countries to suffer grave losses with the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, has stressed that Russia’s retaliatory embargo on the import of agricultural products will...

China

New dairy culture sees explosive drinking yoghurt growth

For years a laggard in the dairy stakes, China is now seeing massive growth in its yoghurt drinks market largely because of significant investment and new demand for healthier drinks...

China’s bakery boom: How to have your cake and eat it

China will become the world’s second most valuable bakery and cereals market by 2018, and understanding lifestyles will be key to capitalizing on this growth, says Canadean.

China

China to claim second most valuable bakery and cereals market by 2018

The Chinese bakery and cereals market, which is already the world’s largest in volume, is set to become the second most valuable by 2018 as more urban dwellers consume pick-me-up snacks on-the-go. ...

Opinion

Should Hindus have their own religious nutritional standard?

If Muslims can have halal-certified food, and Jews can look for the kosher “K” mark, why shouldn’t Hindus have their own system of certification?

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