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Kombucha market to grow 25% each year to 2020

The kombucha market is poised for huge growth by 2020, growing 25% each year, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets.

Vietnam’s dairy sector ripe for milking

Unable to keep up with rising local demand, Vietnam’s dairy sector shows immense potential for local and foreign investors, according to a new report.

Thai food companies advised to target booming Myanmar

Thailand’s industry ministry has advised small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to target Myanmar, which has ben witnessing a significant rise in imports from its eastern neighbour.

Kiwi meat-free movement sees 27% growth in four years

Vegetarianism is growing in popularity in New Zealand, where the proportion of Kiwis who say the food they eat is completely, or almost all, vegetarian has grown by 27% since...

FAO member countries urged to lobby over edible insects

Member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are being urged to lobby the UN body to clarify its position on edible insects.

Salmonella outbreak reaches 144 probable cases

The Tripod Farmers salad leaf Salmonella anatum outbreak has reached 144 cases nationally.

China’s massive foodservice industry drives global disposables growth

Asia-Pacific will outpace overall growth in the global foodservice disposables market, according to Technavio’s latest report on the segment.

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FSSAI extends licence deadline again after 1 in 15 businesses register

India’s food regulator has been forced to push back its company registration deadline after just 3.3m out of 50m businesses obtained a licence.

Meat firms should target China’s tourists

Hotel chains like Hilton, InterContinental and Sheraton and airlines like Air Asia, Air China and Cathay Pacific have been busy expanding their operations in China to capture the rise in...

Asia-Pacific catching up fast on new supplement launches

Emerging markets have been witnessing rising demand for dietary supplements as increasing disposable incomes and a desire to take on elements of a more Western lifestyle have become apparent. 

Central Asia risks losses from malnutrition-overnutrition conundrum

Progress to reduce malnutrition has been slow and uneven in central Asia, despite evidence that US$1 invested in nutrition can bring the equivalent of a US$16 economic return, according to...

Dairy Australia predicts challenging times

Decreasing global dairy prices, dry conditions and high input costs are tightening margins for Australia’s dairy farmers, and reducing national milk production, according to the latest Situation and Outlook report...

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Indian brewers: Lowering beer tax would do ‘immense good to society’

Over 90% of all alcohol consumed in India is in the spirits category, according to a survey by the All India Brewers Association which also found beer languishing at 7%...

Asian noodles hold promise, but consumer education is needed, Packaged Facts says

Despite hitting spot-on several major trends driving food sales today, Asian noodles are struggling to gain traction in the US because many consumers are unaware of, daunted by or have...

Japan lifts ban on Danish beef imports

Japan has ended its 15-year ban on the imports of Danish beef after long-running mad cow disease fears were addressed by European politicians.

Halal market expected to witness 10.8% annual growth until 2019

Worldwide spending on halal food and lifestyle products could rise 10.8% per year until 2019 and will create an international industry worth US$3.7tr, according to the latest Global Islamic Economy Report.

APAC opportunity: The trends set to drive Asia-Pacific bakery market growth

Rapid urbanization and rising demand for convenient and gluten-free foods foods has been tipped to drive more than $3bn growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) bread and rolls market over the...

More sickened from Tripod Farmers salad

The number of Salmonella cases linked to pre-packed mixed salad products in Australia from Tripod Farmers Pty has risen to more than 60.

Report: Changing tastes and online sales drive Apac fresh-food growth

Fresh food consumption in Asia-Pacific will increase to over 1.4bn tonnes by 2019, according to a study by Technavio as improving technology drives sales from online channels.

Red meat sector welcomes TPP Agreement signing

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in New Zealand has been dubbed “a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on red meat exports”...

Nestlé debuts alcohol-inspired sake KitKat in Japan

Nestlé Japan has added Nihon-shu, aka Japanese sake, to its KitKat regional flavor line.

Sweet-toothed Aussie youngsters build platform for chocolate spreads

While nowhere near as popular as salty spreads like Vegemite and peanut butter, or as widely consumed as honey or jam, chocolate and hazelnut spreads have gained a definite cult...

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Australian retail growth continues despite tough economic headwinds

Australian retail trade growth is expected to increase by 4.3% in the first quarter of 2016, following a solid Christmas trading period.

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Commodity snapshot: More acreage, wet weather drive sesame prices down

Sesame seed prices in India, the world’s major producer and exporter, have declined significantly over the last year by over one-third due to increased production and a reduction in demand. ...

Premium brands could boost profits in China’s high-volume beer market

China’s high-volume, low-profit beer market is set to be transformed, with increased “premiumisation” providing opportunities for imported and licensed foreign beer brands, says Rabobank.

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