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Asian tastes

Food cultures and tastes differ wildly across the countries of Asia and within them. Manufacturers track consumer trends closely and develop food and beverage products with specific regions and tastes in mind.

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Palsgaard recreates customer conditions with new Singapore pilot plant

Emulsifier specialist Palsgaard is now in the process of installing a margarine pilot plant at its Singapore facility. 

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More Aussies are forsaking Australian Made goods for cheaper imports

Despite a healthy majority of the Australian population agreeing that they try to buy Australian-made as often as possible, it’s not always easy for them to put their money where...

How the Asian consumer will change this year

Mintel has asked the question “What will consumers be buying into in 2014?” From this, the media intelligence agency has identified some key trends that are set to have an...

Japanese cuisine fastest growing in EMEA

Consumers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have a taste for Japanese cuisine and manufacturers can tap into this with meal, spice and oil kits, says Euromonitor.

‘Mad Men effect’ driving younger Aussies to gain a taste for whisky

Top whisky brands have been seeing a seismic market-share shift in Australia with Mad Men-watching younger drinkers quickly developing a taste for premium whisky.

China gorges on Indian buffalo via Vietnam

India’s buffalo meat (carabeef) exports to Southeast Asia are growing fast, thanks to rising demand in China, even though the world’s second-biggest economy has not officially opened its doors to...

Apac to leapfrog combined US and European demand for F&B this year

This year will see Asia-Pacific account for one-third of the world’s food and beverage market share, and eclipse both North America and Europe combined in terms of demand.

Food companies will benefit from telling their story to online Asians

Chinese consumers who follow food and beverage brands on social media are likely to spend up to 160% more on their purchases each week, according to a study into the...

Public support leads NZ gov't to push through total shark fin ban

The New Zealand government has tightened its timetable to impose a total ban on shark finning after it received an overwhelming public response on the issue. 

Japan’s $10.6bn snack market is an R&D playground: Euromonitor

Japan's ultra-developed snack market could be a hotbed for research and development (R&D) in the sector, says Euromonitor.

Aging Japanese bring tea polyphenol market to boil

Aging populations in Japan and Western Europe are expected to boost a world market for tea polyphenols dominated by functional drinks to $367.7m by 2020 says Grand View Research.

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Nestlé Waters excited by Perrier's ‘hyper-premium’ appeal to Chinese sophisticates

Nestlé Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it is excited by Perrier’s growth prospects in China where the carbonated mineral water commands an ultra-premium price.

Nutritional food labels not working in New Zealand, says study

A new study from New Zealand has found that nutritional food labels in use under the country’s daily intake system of labelling are not as effective as once thought and...

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Asia dominates world beer label demand

Asia dominates the world market for beer labels but the market is still dominated by old-style wet glue applied labels, but pressure-sensitive labels continue to make inroads in North America.

Nestlé refutes Indian claims it is monopolising traditional medicine

Nestlé has once again categorically denied it is attempting to patent a black cumin extract that has for generations been used as a traditional Indian remedy for childhood food allergies.

Singapore scientists devise sensor to recreate flavours on the tongue

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have found a way to replicate food and drink flavours on the tongue with a virtual simulator.

Bitter grimace explained by Japanese scientists

Researchers in Japan have identified links between how palatable a taste is and blood circulation across different parts of the face—going some way to giving an explanation for the squinting...

Australians give marks for beer advertising

From the legendary “matter of fact, I’ve got it now” Vic Bitter ads to the notorious Toohey’s Dry “tongue” commercial, the history of Australian TV beer advertising is long and...

Brand owners embracing stand-up pouches

Canned soup in decline across Europe and Australia

Canned soup is in decline due to its metal food can packaging, says Euromonitor International.

Obesity is a weighty issue for almost 1bn in developing world

The number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries has ballooned from some 250m in 1980 to almost a billion today, with Indians forming a huge chunk of this number.

Tea-loving China quickly moving towards instant coffee gratification

With coffee consumption of little more than two cups per year per person, according to latest figures, China presents a clear opportunity for manufacturers of the beverage as European and...

Common sense science: The studies we didn't cover in 2013...

Every day, FoodNavigator scans the scientific journals to bring you the most interesting developments in food science – but there are many that make us wonder why they were conducted...

China’s meat market value to soar in spite of lowering consumption

While China’s meat consumption growth rate has been slowing over the past decade, the rise in its value will continue at a rapid pace, according to Rabobank.

Aussies now prefer mulling over wine and adopting new booze brands

Australia is now a nation of booze browsers as consumers there become less tied to the brands they know well and are starting to look wider for new names and...

Australian winemakers reeling under supermarket domination

Australian winemakers have come out punching against the country’s dominant supermarket chains with a new action plan framed to move the wine industry towards greater profitability. 

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