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.
McDonald’s Japan has registered its first sales increase after a year and a half in the doldrums.
Chinese food manufacturer Freshasia will open a new production facility in Little Melton, south Norfolk, creating more than 50 jobs, thanks to securing investment from a number of funders.
Quorn Foods has been sold to Filipino branded consumer goods company Monde Nissin for £550M, ending months of speculation.
Amid news that the Asian market cannot get enough Australian-made vitamins and health supplements, the latest research findings show that demand is also skyrocketing on the home front.
Michelman has signed a distribution agreement with Syntax Technology, in Beijing, China, to sell its HP Indigo presses.
Grassland, a Wisconsin butter products company, is seeing fast expansion in a Southeast Asian market that is now demanding a wide range of ingredients. "It is a very positive market...
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,...
BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement to produce 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO), from North America to Southeast Asia.
Edible oils AAK has acquired a 51% share of Indian specialty oils and fats company, Kamani, to strengthen its foothold in India.
Chinese dairy Yashili has agreed to acquire infant formula business Oushi Mengniu from its majority shareholder, Mengniu, for around $165m.
Tetra Pak has launched TR/G7, a filling machine which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, for chilled distribution.
The beer market in China has declined recently but individualisation and people buying their beer online has risen in the country, according to Thomas Delory, global procurement team leader, Packaging...
Saudi’s Savola Group has formed a joint venture with Thai Union Frozen, one of the world’s largest seafood processors, to bring new seafood products to the Middle East, targeting US$400m...
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an advisory services agreement with Stora Enso Lao Co. to help the company improve its social risk management in Lao...
DKSH has signed a distribution agreement for Agilent's spectroscopy systems in Vietnam.
China’s fierce protection of its indigenous luo han guo vine fruit may be about to bear fruit as demand for mogroside, a natural sweetener made from it, soars across the globe....
The way consumers and businesses interact is changing. Digital technologies, the “electricity” of the twenty-first century, for example, allow relatively small businesses to operate internationally.
Fonterra has expanded its site in Cobden, adding a AU$31m (US$22.4m) fresh milk plant to supply Australian retailer Woolworths.
Australian vitamins and supplements manufacturer Swisse has reportedly been bought by Hong Kong-listed infant formula maker Biostime.
The first study of its kind has found the intake of whole grains by pregnant women in Singapore is below international guidelines, potentially increasing their risk of developing gestational diabetes.
In a further example of tightening food industry trade links between Australia and China, a South Australia-Shandong consortium has agreed to build an A$70m (US$50m) agricultural consolidation park in Adelaide...
Packaged food and meat will gain most out of all food and agriculture (F&A) sectors as a result of Asean Economic Community (AEC) integration to outpace global growth.
Almost half of Chinese consumers say they are already ordering groceries online for home delivery—at 46%, this represents nearly twice the global figure of 25%.
A rare form of graphite, better known for helping charge battery-powered gadgets, is currently being investigated by scientists in South Australia as a potential soil conditioner.
Japanese supplier Kaneka has secured an extension for the Novel Food status of its liquorice extract Glavonoid, which is now approved for use in medical foods and energy-restricted diets.