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Worldwide infant formula sales set to rocket as China ends one-child policy

The abandonment of the one-child policy in China is expected to grow sales of infant formula by 10-15%, with 1.5-2 million more babies likely to be born each year in...

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Beer and computer games: From Black Ops to Black Hops

First Carlsberg announced a beer to coincide with the launch of Fallout 4, a computer game; now Australian craft brewer Black Hops Brewing has followed suit. 

This week Down Under

Poll shows overwhelming Australian support for legal medical marijuana

Nine out of every 10 Australians believe the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes should be made legal, according to a survey.

South Asia radius

Indian QSR category expected to tip $3.8bn in five years

India’s fast-food sector continues its lightning growth, with Assocham estimating it will reach Rs25,000cr (US$3.8bn) by 2020. 

Codex standard could see whey permeate market ‘explode' in Asia

The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life”—especially in Asia—once a global Codex standard is set, which could be as early as next year. 

Asia’s unquenchable demand for Australian supplements

With growing middle-classes, ageing populations and a voracious appetite for Australian products, Asia is providing fertile territory for Australian complementary health brands. A raft of free-trade agreements can’t hurt either....

Asia's real chocolate shift slowed by rising costs, says Aalst

Asian chocolate players are expected to opt for compound coatings over real chocolate in 2016 due to the rising costs of cocoa, says supplier Aalst.

Bug appétit! Focus on cooking process for insect palatability

An advertising campaign that focusses on the transformative nature of cooking insects is more effective than 'entomophagy education', says a US-based researcher.

Top food and drink trends for 2016 – in pictures

Mintel has unveiled 12 top trends it predicts will shape the food and drink industry over the next year. To find out what they are and how each of them will...

Far East digest

Taiwan to begin process to define chocolate standards

Taiwan’s food regulator expects to begin a process whereby it will form a clear-cut definition of chocolate in a bid to weed out fake versions. 

The cricket bar: A healthy alternative to steak?

Christine Spliid was looking for a new healthy food business. On a trip to Asia, she found an off-kilter ingredient that worked perfectly: Crickets.

Industrial chocolate to enjoy Asia and Latin America lift, says Technavio

The global industrial chocolate market is expected to grow volumes 2.4% a year up to 2019 as Barry Callebaut, Cargill and others make headway in Latin America and Asia, says Technavio.

Official: Pepsi will launch a smartphone in China

Pepsi China will enter the mobile phone business, ending 24 hours of frenzied and incredulous speculation by technology web sites, some of which suspected the move was an elaborate hoax.

Conversion of fish waste to flavours could be commercially viable, say researchers

Researchers working on ways to convert fish waste in to flavours say it may be a commercially viable proposition for the industry.

China drives MSG growth both domestically and in exports

Developing countries in Asia account for roughly 90% of the world’s monosodium glutamate consumption, out of a 3m tonne market worth US$4.5bn.

乳製品

低プリン体がトレンドの日本で明治がPA-3ヨーグルトを開発

痛風と低プリン体ダイエットへの意識が高まる中、イノベーションに励むのは日本の大手ビール会社にとどまらず、国内最大手の乳製品メーカー、明治をも巻き込んだ。4月、明治乳業(本社東京)は、プリン体を代謝することが知られているプロバイオティクス(善玉菌)を含む一連のヨーグルト製品PA-3を日本市場に投入した。

Entrepreneur looks to add beer syrup to the craft cocktail lexicon

Craft beer is a versatile drink, with flavors spanning from light and fruity to dark and ashy. Kentucky native Russ Meredith has taken versatility a step further, concocting a way...

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Moonlighting winemakers exploit thirst for boutique gin

The growing demand for boutique gin has seen a steady increase in Australian winemakers working on the side as distillers.

Rabobank: More Indians adopt branded rice as modern retail takes off

A report on thebranded Indian rice industry has forecast strong growth in the segment as an increasingly less price-sensitive market continues its move away from preferring commodities to labels. 

Yili and Cornell University partner to develop cheese product for China

Yili has signed a research agreement with Cornell University that will see the development of a cheese product for the Chinese market. 

Dedicated followers of fashion

Pan-Asia food distributors must keep their finger on the pulse of industry trends. DPO's country head takes a look at the segments that will be big business over the coming...

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Ingredients major DSM has ramped up its regional development work with the opening of an innovation centre in Singapore this year. Central to its operation is an understanding that Asian...

India's newfound taste for flavours

India's flavour market has changed substantially in a very quick time. Changing demographics really have been making a difference in this segment as tastes become more international and discerning.

SE Asia dairy focus

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

Although not a newcomer to Southeast Asia, American cheese and diary ingredient manufacturer DairiConcepts is determined to break new ground. Its strategy is to bring innovation to Thailand while beating...

SE Asia dairy focus

American dairy's newest frontier

Southeast Asia is now America's second biggest market after Mexico, and is the centre of a growth trend that is set to continue. Dali Ghazalay, the US industry's regional representative,...

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