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Cola cricket

IPL sponsorship just the start for cricket-loving Pepsi

With the opening of the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League, PepsiCo is wheeling out its biggest marketing coup to the cricket-crazy public of India.


‘Surprising’ opportunities for breads and rolls in Australia: Analyst

There is huge potential in sliced bread and rolls in Australia as consumers look for cheap and easy lunch options in the wake of a turbulent economy, an analyst says.

India’s new product development in packaged rice doubled in 2 years

Mintel has reported that India leads the way in the Asia-Pacific packaged rice market, with the country’s development in new products more than doubling over the last two years. ...

Indonesian officials warn minimum wage could cost drinks jobs

Officials in Indonesia have warned that several industries in the country, including the beverage industry, could be damaged if the proposed minimum wage increase is not delayed.

Happy holidays

Australian F&B spending to rise again this Easter, say analysts

Easter, which falls between March 29 and April 1, is traditionally a period of heavy consumption, and business information analysts Ibisworld have lifted the lid on continued strong holiday expectations...

News in brief

Pre- and Probiotics 2013: Yes, let’s call it unmissable

Seven webinars. Brand and supplier insights. Regulatory analysis. Market analysis. Marketing analysis. Science. You had better put this in your diary...

Australian beef

Tough task to increase herd volume to make most of EU opportunities

Opportunities for Australian beef in the European Union grainfed market are there, but the big challenge lies in lifting the volume of accredited supply. 

Natural battle

Himalaya state putting real pressure on New Zealand's organic ambition

The race is on for New Zealand to clean up its act if it is to be world’s first 100% organic food producer now that Bhutan has declared its intention...

State of the industry

China poultry expected to rise above pork growth

China’s poultry producers have long lived in the shadow of the pork industry, which remains the meat of choice throughout the nation. But now it seems that poultry is finally...

US wines talk to the Chinese, with an American twang: Maryhill Winery

The owner of a Washington State winery says that Chinese wine consumers in the ‘middle ground’ are hungry for affordable US wines that assure them a quality that native products...

Food for thought

Australia and China get it right

Last week, news came in that Australia and China had joined hands in the area of food security.

China's growth

China can alter global soymeal supply, starting with SE Asia

China has the potential to replace South America as the dominant exporter of soymeal to Southeast Asia, according to a report from Rabobank. 

Inflation in India

Rising onion prices often lead to politicians' tears

There’s always a weakness somewhere, and for the Indian government this is often the price of onions. And what must really be worrying the ruling politicians in New Delhi, as the...

Film tipples

Popcorn, spirits and Les Mis: an Oscar-winning combination

With the film awards season now in full flow, an Australian market research company has identified that cinemagoers are more likely to have a tipple than those who stay in...

Pork imports

Chinese call for additive verification baffles American suppliers

Demands by Chinese quarantine authorities for a new layer of verification to make sure that pork imported from the US is free of a feed additive have baffled analysts and...

Subcontinent tastes

Its not just about the food

In the second article in a new a series examining Indian diets and health, our resident food columnist tells a personal tale of how he has seen his own diet...

Nestlé claims chocolate top spot over Meiji in Japan

Nestlé claims it now has the leading chocolate brand in Japan with Kit Kat through multiple innovations and emotion marketing.

Editor’s blog

Which 2 global health brands grew by $1bn in 2012?

Something probiotic? Omega-3? A diet cola? Nope. 

China’s foodservice packaging market to overtake US

China’s foodservice packaging market will become bigger than that of the US by 2020 at current annual growth rates, according to a report just issued by Smithers Pira.

Fonterra recalls CalciYum kids’ yogurt over ‘choking’ fears

Fonterra Brands Australia is pulling batches of CalciYum yogurt from supermarket shelves across Australia over concerns that the product's “weakened” plastic cap could present a choking hazard.

UAE, Dubai granted dairy export approval – camel milk processor

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai have been granted final approval to become the first Middle Eastern country to export dairy products into the European Union (EU), one of...

Cropping a blow

Wheat the high point of a heat-affected Australian harvest

Heatwave conditions from early January and below average rainfall across Australia’s major agricultural regions have resulted in a less than favourable summer cropping season, according to the Australian Bureau of...

Kiwi agri-forecast

Export markets key to strong NZ growth despite current DCD storm

While New Zealand fights to stem the fallout from the damaging Fonterra DCD crisis, a new report by Rabobank has revealed that the country’s strong trade links to countries with...

Food for thought

Call it anything but food safety

Apparently, India’s food safety rules and regulations are just as stringent as those in other, more developed countries. And that’s according to a proper source, one who should know his...

Global sports nutrition market to top $6 billion by 2018, report says

Revamped, more complete product lines that are connecting with new customers are driving growth in the sports nutrition market, according to a new report.

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