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Orora completes 60m bottle manufacturing expansion in Adelaide

Packaging major Orora has completed a substantial expansion to its glass bottle manufacturing plant in northern Adelaide.

Cambodia enlists Malaysia to support halal strategy

Cambodia has called on Malaysia to help develop its halal industry in a bid to boost exports, drive tourism and attract investment from the Middle East.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

Indulgence and affluence: Nutrition firms urged to appeal to consumers' emotions for APAC sales success

Supplement and functional food firms must appeal to consumers’ emotions if they want new products to sell well in Asia's more developed nations, according to Frost & Sullivan’s Asia-Pacific director...


Ageing APAC: Onus on nutrition industry to persuade younger consumers to act now

APAC’s nutrition industry needs to do more to educate consumers that preventative approaches leading to healthy ageing must be adopted at a younger age.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

Market entry to China 'like hosting the Olympics' — you need at least four years

Supplement firms looking to set up shop in China should not buy into local businesses’ promises of guan xi (connections), and should be mindful that it could take up to four years...


Personalised nutrition in Asia Pacific: 'Industry is now at a tipping point'

New players in the market and groundbreaking technology will lead to a wave of personalised nutrition innovation across Asia, according to a panel of experts at Vitafoods Asia.

New show aims to boost Japan's food exports

The Japanese government is backing moves to boost food exports by supporting a new trade show – Japan’s Food Export Fair – being held next month in Chiba.

Dubai to grow halal investment by targeting investors at airport

An airport in Dubai has released a “first-of-its-kind” guide to halal investment in a bid to tempt travellers to contribute to the emirate’s effort to become the hub of the...


VIDEO - There’s more mileage in mānuka: Major brand launches b2b ingredient firm

New Zealand mānuka honey brand Manukora has launched a new firm to target b2b sales in the functional food and supplement space.

South Asia radius

Indian colour major continues westward push with Italian acquisition

Roha’s aggressive expansion strategy continues with the acquisition of its second Italian company is less than a year. 


Yili named official dairy for 2022 Winter Olympics

Yili has been named the dairy partner for the Beijing 2022 Olympics, making it the only food company to have supplied both summer and winter Games in China’s capital.

Kiwi supplement firm secures exclusive boysenberry supply deal ahead of China product launch

New Zealand supplement firm Anagenix has secured an exclusive supply deal with Boysenberries New Zealand Ltd (BNZL), the largest marketer of boysenberries worldwide.

New Australian lamb awareness campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched its latest lamb marketing campaign for spring. 

M&M’s, Dove and Snickers maintain chocolate market lead in China

Mars’ share in China’s chocolate confectionery market has been dropping since 2013, but the company maintains its leading position with 36.7% market share in 2017, Euromonitor’s latest data shows.


Monash launches food incubator in partnership with Chobani

Monash University has named Chobani as the first client of its A$3m Food Innovation Centre.


Cofco agrees to major distribution deal with US partner

Cofco, the Chinese state-owned grain major, will form a partnership with American co-operative Growmark in a bid to improve control of its import chain. 


Everstone hires industry veteran to lead QSR business

Industry heavyweight Ajay Kaul had joined Everstone Group to lead its QSR business.


Burger King to use recent profits to pursue aggressive growth

Having crossed the 100 mark earlier this month, Burger King now plans to add a further 30-35 outlets in the country this year.

Mars Australia voted top for employees

Mars is the best big company to work at in Australia, according to the 2017 Great Place to Work rankings, which also feature Campbell Arnott’s in fourth place.

China Mengniu Dairy grows profits 4.7% with plans to partner with e-commerce giant Alibaba

China Mengniu Dairy reported a 4.7% year-over-year jump in profits to $172m (1.13bn RMB) for the first half of 2017 and announced plans to partner with Alibaba to develop its...

Probiota Asia: World-class full agenda for inaugural Singapore summit revealed

The world-class agenda for the inaugural Probiota Asia has been confirmed, with speakers from major probiotics firms and renowned academics to present at the three-day summit, to be held at...


Wine industry given $50m to develop exports and local wine tourism

The government will give the wine industry a A$50m (US$40m) grant to support exports and regional development.

South Asia Radius

Lightning fish farming growth is transforming Bangladeshi economy

An “important driver” of the Bangladeshi economy, the fish farming industry has grown 25-fold in three decades, with farmers having little cause to rely on NGO and goverment support.

NutraIngredients-Asia state of the industry survey part 3: E-commerce and online marketing two of the top trends for APAC firms

The ever-growing importance of e-commerce sales for supplements in APAC was underlined in our first state of the industry survey, with almost 70% of respondents believing the channel will ultimately...


New Hope in line for Moy Park takeover

China’s biggest chicken supplier has been linked to a potential acquisition of Britain’s Moy Park.

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