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Higher incomes and an emerging middle class mean the Asia Pacific region delivers good growth rates for food businesses. Consumers are demanding new kinds of products, whether Western-style or convenient versions of traditional favourites.

FBIF 2017

TCM heritage and modern innovation: Firm secures sales success through supplement and functional food expansion

Harnessing the heritage of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern supplement and functional food trends can help Chinese companies boost growth at home and across Asia – providing it is backed...

Aussie packaging start-up snapped up as RPC continues global charge

A Melbourne food packaging start-up has been acquired by RPC for an undisclosed sum—the latest purchase by the global plastics player in a frenzied buying spree.

News in brief

Emerging markets continue to drive growth for Nestlé and Unilever

Industry giants Nestlé and Unilever report steady sales growth driven by emerging markets for first quarter of 2017 and predict continued growth throughout the year.

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.

FBIF 2017

China’s food and nutrition battleground shifts to functional products and e-commerce platforms

China’s food industry can no longer rely on vast volume growth from mass market items and will increasingly have to focus on innovation around personalised, healthy and functional nutrition products...

Second generation probiotics: ‘We’re only scratching the surface of knowledge’, says international expert.

The biggest challenge facing the probiotics sector is to spread the word of the potential gains “second generation” products can bring to a broader spectrum of health issues than just...

Children have ‘non-negotiable’ right to good nutrition amid dismal Indian health survey findings

Ninety percent of Indian children are not getting the proper nutrients crucial for their development, a new survey has found.

OPINION: How probiotics research is taking us to the next level of understanding

While clinicians are increasingly aware of the evidence behind specific probiotic strains for a variety of conditions, restoring balance to a microbiome disrupted by diet, medications or illness often remains...

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,...

Insect nutrient battle: Asian crickets pack more essential fatty acids than European mealworm

There are more essential fatty acids in the lipids of two species of crickets and a grasshopper from Asia, compared with the yellow mealworm larvae, which is widely reared in...

Amul sees 18% year-on-year growth

Indian dairy cooperative Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF, Amul), which markets the Amul brand of milk and other dairy products, has registered a provisional turnover of Rs. 27,085...

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.

Bel Group inaugurates Vietnam plant to produce Laughing Cow cheese

Bel Group has inaugurated a plant to make The Laughing Cow cheese in Binh Duong province in Vietnam.

Beston sells dairy farm to Paris Creek

Australia’s Beston Global Food Company Limited has relinquished its interest in B.-d. Farm Paris Creek (Paris Creek), as well as selling Paris Creek a dairy farm.

News in brief

Thai firm in £60m takeover of UK food business

Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has agreed a deal to acquire UK-based Westbridge Food Group Limited for £60m.

News in brief

Construction underway for new Firmenich plant in Zhangjiagang

Firmenich has begun construction of a new flavours plant in Zhangjiagang that it hopes will cut supply times for customers in its second-biggest market. 

Vietnam meat firm enhanced by cash injection

Vietnam-based Masan Group Corporation’s meat subsidiary is set to see a cash injection of $250 million (m) after US investment firm KKR acquired a minority share in the business.

China direct

Barry Callebaut targets China’s premium market with ‘refreshed’ range

Chocolate and cocoa supplier Barry Callebaut has increased its number of product lines available in China after seeing sales of its gourmet range doubling over the last four years.

Australian volumes help drive Hilton Food profit

An increase in production capacity in Australia and favourable currency conditions have helped Hilton Food Group to revenue and profit growth in 2016.

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT 2017

NZ government backs natural products innovation as exports help offset dairy slump

The New Zealand government is committed to helping natural products and supplements firms meet their export potential by removing barriers to innovation, according to the country’s environment minister.

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...

APAC’s food and nutrition entrepreneurs: This is your time to shine

APAC’s food and nutrition entrepreneurs and new start-ups are driving innovation in the region, and we want to shine the spotlight on their achievements.

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.

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