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Chr Hansen CEO on ‘solid’ 2013 profit: ‘We are very proud of our European performance’

Chr Hansen CEO Cees de Jong today praised the Danish enzymes, cultures and colours specialist’s 2012-2013 performance that saw revenues grow 6% to €738m for the year, and highlighted 5%...

Special Edition: Brain-boosting ingredients

Global brain health market pushing $2bn mark as Asia and supplements shine

Sales of brain health boosting food supplements like omega-3s, the B vitamin group, vitamin C and phosphatidylserine are driving the category toward sales of €2bn globally, even as brain-boosting foods...

French and Italians ink global cranberry supplements deal

Italian botanicals giant Indena will market a high-potency cranberry extract made by French firm Pharmatoka in global markets like South Korea, India and Russia, under a new alliance.

North America cocoa grind hits record high as Asia figures up 12%

North America’s third quarter cocoa grind is the highest of any quarter since the National Confectioners Association began to collaborate data for the US, Mexico and Canada in 2009. The...

Fonterra: Asia behind global foodservice growth

The world’s biggest dairy company, Fonterra, believes that global foodservice growth is being driven by the emerging Asian markets, where it estimates the category will increase at around 13% per...

Dietary advice should be no different for those with diabetes, study finds

Dietary guidelines for those with diabetes should be the same as those for the general population – although the benefits of following a healthy diet are greater for diabetics, claim...

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS, PART 2

From Pina Colada to Apple Vinegar: Top trends in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australasia

Innova Market Insights delved into its database for Anuga Taste the Future 2013 to provide an update on the flavor trends that are driving beverage innovation in Australasia and developing...

Soapbox

Coke or milk? A philosopher’s perspective

Food is a big part of all our lives not only providing sustenance, but enjoyment and a social experience. 

Asia Pacific driving global ingredients sales

Phytoestrogens, botanicals, cultures, polysaccharides and proteins are set to be the top five food and beverage ingredients, with the highest forecast growth rates globally.

Food texture analysis firm sees strong growth in Asia

Stable Micro Systems, which designs and manufactures texture analysis equipment, has launched a Video Capture and Synchronization machine, which can be used in food laboratories.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AT GLANBIA'S KILKENNY PLANT

Glanbia: We’re gearing up to meet ‘unrelenting’ Asian dairy demand

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has pinpointed infant formula-hungry Asia as “a key market” as it continues its preparations for the abolition of the European Union (EU) milk quotas.

Cargill cultivates carrageenan supply chain

Cargill says it is diversifying its carrageenans portfolio in both location and species to combat the associated supply risks of the texturing ingredient derived from seaweed.

Urban, young office workers in Asia could energize cereal bar category

The cereal bar category in Asia is on the cusp of a boom with young urbanites a ripe target, particularly in India, says an analyst.

News in brief

PepsiCo eyes expansion with new AMEA CEO

PepsiCo has appointed a new chief executive officer for the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region as it aims to bolster penetration in the region.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: KELLOGG ASIA PACIFIC PRESIDENT – PART I

Kellogg APAC president: We're in a position to create the breakfast category in Asia

Kellogg is in a position to drive, shape and ultimately create a cereal category in Asia Pacific, and that’s exactly what it plans on doing, its regional president says.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: ASIA

Home to more than half of the world's food consumers, Asia is also home to some inspired food packaging designs.

Showfloor blog: FI Asia-Thailand

Supply chain shocks driving Asian food producers to western quality

The non-Asian ingredient supply sector is fairly well represented here at Food Ingredients Asia-Thailand in Bangkok, but given current concerns about food supply chain security in the region, is probably...

FI Asia-Thailand

Distribution prime: ‘European approach is useless in Asia’

One thing both niche players and the largest multinational suppliers like DSM, Tate & Lyle and Naturex have in common when it comes to doing business in Asia is their...

Fi Asia-Thailand

Doing business in Asia: CP Kelco’s all-in hub approach

With more and more global companies staking a claim in Asia’s growing countries, we have been looking at the directions some of the major players have taken to make the...

Fi Asia-Thailand

Doing business in Asia: distributor helps Ganeden gauge local tastes

During the course of Fi Asia-Thailand, we will be looking at the logistics behind how international companies are tapping into their new Asian markets.

Fi Asia-Thailand

Forget China, flavour firms should bank on Southeast Asia for growth

Flavouring companies looking to expand across Asia should forget China. That’s the point San-Ei Gen’s David Tan was making as he spoke to FoodNavigator-Asia during Fi Asia-Thailand in Bangkok, adding...

Big brand sale

UPDATE: Suntory will buy Lucozade and Ribena for ‘sum close to £1bn’; brands won’t work in Asia, says analyst

Sources close to GlaxoSmithKline have confirmed that the sale of its iconic Lucozade and Ribena brands to expanding Japanese beverage giant, Suntory, will proceed for a sum closer to initial...

Pea protein boom drives Cosucra plant expansion

Belgian pea protein player  Cosucra is investing €30m to build a ‘second line’ at its processing facility as European and North American demand rockets.

Botanicals

Monteloeder launches drinkable skin protection ingredient

A new variant of Monteloeder’s NutroxSun cosmeceutical product has been launched and claims to protect the skin from the sun when taken in liquid form. 

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