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.
Lagging Chinese demand and the impact of the Russian embargo are likely to put "considerable pressure" on FrieslandCampina's sales in the second half of 2015.
Climate change and the overuse of water in agriculture means water scarcity poses a growing threat to farmers, households and industry in Vietnam.
Turmoil in global financial markets has hit food companies’ share prices and could directly impact exporters, according to a leading analyst.
Food manufacturer and importer Alamgeer Foods has started importing more spices and ingredients from Asia after securing a £100,000 financial package.
Multivac says it is planning massive investments in Germany, US, UK and Japan with the first announcement being a €15m plant for machine parts in Bulgaria.
Tecpro Australia has re-designed its Turbodisc range, for small and medium process vessels, reactors, driers, granulators, storage tanks, tablet coating machines and IBCs.
More than half of the world’s organic agricultural land is found in Australia, and the company responsible for certifying producers there sees demand soaring as organic food prices increase.
A research student at Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute is hoping to improve the UAE’s agricultural output through the development of specialist soil-improving microbeads.
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has revealed it will bring PacXpert flexible packaging technology to China and South Africa.
Ingredients giant Ajinomoto has announced a business alliance with Japanese flavour and fragrance firm T.Hasegawa which will see the companies use fermentation technologies to develop natural flavours.
Prices on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform rose today for the first time since March.
Indian nutraceuticals market to touch $6bn by 2020
Cosmo Films’ Export Oriented Unit (EOU) has entered into its second expansion phase.
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for Cargill’s feed mills in Central America underlines the continued importance of the region to Cargill’s aquafeed business. However, it is the fast-growing Asian region...
EU and Vietnam close to concluding a free-trade agreement
Korean producer Haitai Beverage has launched two ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc combiblocMini 200ml cartons.
Saudi Arabia remains the most attractive food and beverage market ahead of Egypt, with food consumption growth of 7.6% this year, says a new BMI report.
The Hershey Company reported a net loss of almost $100m for the second quarter of 2015 - a result "adversely impacted" by its performance in China.
Low self-sufficiency rate stays put in Japan for fifth year
Fonterra has slashed its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2015/16 to account for the current "imbalance" in supply and demand.
India’s food processing minister has said her department was doing a “good job” as she reacted to a report that claimed that almost Rs1tn (US$15.7bn) worth of farm commodities is...
China’s beef market will have great potential over the next decade, with its stakeholders expected to play an increasingly influential role in the global market, according to Rabobank.
Shares of Usana Health Sciences rose as much as 21% after the company announced strong second quarter earnings that were highlighted by a boom in China, where sales rose 84%....
SIG Combibloc has launched its smallest carton pack 80ml into Indonesia for the first time.
Many a tea lover has settled for coffee or an energy drink when desperate for an energy fix. But Zest Tea hopes to change that with its high-caffeine brewed teas. ...