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.
Cartons manufacturer Tetra Pak has opened the first customer innovation centre in the region which will experiment with food and beverage concepts.
The Middle East’s packaging industry is undergoing rapid transformation with increasing demand for sophisticated automated solutions.
New Zealand’s Waitkaki Biosciences continues to enjoy considerable success in the US, and recently launched three new ingredients derived from kiwifruit, blackcurrant, and greenshell mussels.
Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA – one of the country’s largest food processors – has agreed to invest $20m in China’s pork company Cofco Meat Holdings and form a strategic partnership.
Tate & Lyle is to more than double the size of its Singapore laboratory, will new facilities including a pilot plant and wider analytical capabilities.
A tomato farm that relies on the sun and seawater to produce more than 15,000 tonnes of fruit a year has been officially launched in South Australia.
It was has a huge challenge for Nils Hoem, Aker Biomarine’s chief scientists, to understand the specifics of nutraceuticals when he first arrived at the Norwegian krill oil manufacturer in...
With just 100,000 Muslims among a population of 127m, its perhaps little surprise that halal products have not been the top priority for Japan’s food manufacturers.
Yum! Brands’ Indian operation has reported a significant improvement in current business, with Pizza Hut indicating a rise of 6% and KFC doubling that performance with a 13% improvement, with...
A new method to make oysters easier to open, and last longer, is being developed in South Australia.
Finnish meat processor Atria has unlocked China’s pork market and hopes to export pig meat to one of the world’s most coveted, cash-rich markets by 2017.
Ingredient firm Beneo has opened a new office in Delhi to serve customers across Indian and Sri Lanka.
Turkmenistan-based meat processor Taze Ay has been granted a loan of $800,000 to fund the expansion of its sausage production hub in Mary.
Australian manufacturer Capilano has launched what it states is the world’s first clinically tested prebiotic honey.
Barry Callebaut has expanded its chocolate factory in Singapore to meet growing demand for chocolate across Asia.
New Zealand lamb prices were down by 5% in September, compared to the previous year, due to a decline in exports as a result of lower production and the effect...
A prominent South Australian winemaker has been recognised as a leader in science for his contributions to oenology.
Lower oil prices and disruption from conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen have prompted the chief executive of Nestlé Middle East to brand the last year’s business as challenging for...
The top 10 markets for 100% juice have declined over the last three years, with the exception of China, which has seen CAGR of 11% between 2012 and 2015, according to Tetra Pak.
Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings is set to bid $4.87bn for SABMiller’s Eastern European beer operations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, according to reports.
In the second part of our interview with DuPont’s Asia regional president Dr Li Yongjing, we assess the potential for the dietary supplements industry in South East Asia and examine...
Functional drinks sales in China have seen growth far in excess of the wider soft drinks industry over the last five years.
Global demand for healthy, natural foods is helping to drive a resurgence in carob production in Australia, which currently supplies just 1% of the world’s market.
Thailand’s seafood producer Thai Union has bought out the remaining 18% stake in its US subsidiary Tri-Union Frozen Products (TUFP) for a fee of over $46m.
A chocolate tasting club in India has launched what it claims is the country’s first artisan chocolate subscription service.