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New Zealand ‘front of mind’ for online Chinese food purchases

Kiwi food and beverage companies are poised for further success in China, where consumers increasingly favour products with natural ingredients, according to a report by Mintel.

This week Down Under

Australia finds 1/2m new weekly bread shoppers in a year

Australia’s ultra-competitive bread market has picked up nearly half a million new customers in the last year, with almost 11m shoppers now spending an average of A$8.20 (US$6.16) each on...

FBIF 2017

Chinese millennials: How food and beverage firms can drive sales to younger consumers

Food and beverage manufacturers should shift their focus from items for household consumption to those suitable to be eaten on the go if they want to build brand loyalty among...

FBIF 2017

Why third and fourth tier cities are crucial for MNC growth: Mondelez China boss

Multinationals striving for growth in China need to better target third and fourth tier cities by improving distribution and building relationships with local retailers.

Australian chocolate consumption on the rise, says Roy Morgan Research

Australians are eating more chocolate bars, blocks and boxed chocolates than in 2013, according to research by Roy Morgan.

Sports nutrition: Singapore’s elite athletes focusing on food first, supplements second

Alternative sources of protein and a greater focus on ‘food before supplements’ is shaping the sports nutrition practices of Singapore’s elite athletes.

Three trends making an impact on packaging innovation: Tetra Pak

Three stand-out trends are driving innovations in food and beverage packaging, according Tetra Pak.

'GALLERY - Botanical boom? The outfits with high herbal hopes for South East Asia

According to analysts at BCC research, the nutraceutical ingredients market will be led by the phytochemical and plant extracts segment, followed by prebiotics and probiotics,...

US targets Japan's appetite for luxury beef

US suppliers are expanding in Japan’s competitive high-end beef market to build on growing consumer demand for US beef.

Guest article

Food safety in Asia: 5 issues to consider

Nine years ago the infant milk scandal triggered alarm among consumers, policymakers and food producers across Asia.

Low sheep supply to spark record Australian prices

Tight livestock supplies will see Australia process 2.7 million fewer sheep and lambs this year, which may lead to record prices for the industry.

China direct

More and more Chinese going nuts in backing healthy snacking

Snacks are increasingly being seen by Chinese consumers as a healthy pitstop between meals, and losing their reputation as indulgent alternatives to traditional meal times.

EBRD keen to assist Mongolia’s dairy sector potential

As part of its drive to strengthen the Mongolian economy by supporting the country's agribusiness sector, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) organized a dairy conference last week.

Market update

Adverse weather drives Sri Lankan tea prices higher

Prices for Sri Lankan high-grown, fanning-grade tea peaked in early February and remain up on 2016 by 32%. 

Indians are now willing to pay more for healthier snacks

Indians are becoming obsessed with the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, according to market intelligence that suggests some food companies have already been taking measures to appeal to this change...

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

India

Spice update: Chilli glut subdues market, other spice prices suffering

A good chilli crop has been reported for central India after sowing areas increased substantially over last year due to high prices seen earlier in 2016 tempting farmers to cash...

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT 2017

‘Clean and green’: Australian and New Zealand functional honey products continue to buzz in China

Natural products with functional claims such as honey continue to face a bright future as both a food and a therapeutic product, not least in China where demand is expected...

Special Edition: Organic Feed

Australia: Industry led initiative looks to boost organic grain supply

Stakeholders expect organic grain production in Australia to triple in the next five years, but they note a supply deficit currently.

Donald Trump and China: call to unlock beef market

US meat bodies have urged US President Donald Trump to secure China President Xi Jinping’s support for a beef deal, with industry talks failing to make progress.

Alibaba trials Blockchain in Aus and NZ to tackle food fraud

Alibaba Australia is to trial Blockchain to mitigate the risk of counterfeit and fraudulent food products.

Vietnam is the fastest-growing convenience market

Asia’s fastest growing convenience market is Vietnam – which is set to achieve annual growth of 37.4% over the next four years – according to grocery think-tank IGD.

VIDEO: The top consumer trends driving business innovation at Ingredion

Ingredion may be best known for its clean label products, but according to the firm’s president for APAC and EMEA, there are a further three key trends driving business innovation...

China direct

Cross-border e-commerce pursues dramatic growth, but can it continue?

The sheer scale of demand for Australian and New Zealand goods in China has been revealed in a striking report presented in Sydney—though indications suggests that cross-border e-commerce might soon...

This week Down Under

Booze retailers urged to follow dominant Dan Murphy’s model

Of the enormous A$14.5bn spent in Australia last year on alcohol from liquor retailers, almost three-quarters went to supermarket-affiliated retailers, leaving independent stores far behind major chains like Dan Murphy’s...

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