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Why cardiovascular health functional foods are primed to take-off across APAC: Euromonitor

Despite Asia Pacific being a region with high incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), sales of cardiovascular health positioned foods and beverages are not high, writes Maria Mascaraque from Euromonitor International.

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100m customers served: India looks to address future of e-commerce

The number of Indians making online purchases is expected to break the 100m barrier this year, an increase of roughly one-third over 2016 as people get increasingly plugged in.

‘More evidence’ of green tea’s slimming potential needed to boost products beyond Japan

The status of green tea as a slimming ingredient in Japan should provide inspiration for companies elsewhere who are looking to use the product across the weight loss category, according...

Concern verges on panic in supplement industry over Trump's China trade stance

President elect Donald Trump campaigned on a program of redressing what he characterized as wrongs in the trade relationship between the United States and China. That stance, and his choice...

Australian price watchdog needs more ‘teeth’, says beef body

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) should be given more powers to collect accurate data on the meat industry, the Australian Beef Association (ABA) has claimed.

Mengniu offers to buy out China Modern Dairy

China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited has made an offer to purchase the remaining shares of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd.

BASF opens 'Newtrition Lab' in Singapore to boost regional R&D capabilities

BASF’s Nutrition & Health Division has opened a new technical application lab in Singapore to provide analytical services and product development support to customers across the region.

Aussie Manuka honey found to have same anti-bacterial properties as famed NZ counterpart

Like its more popular New Zealand version, Australian Manuka honey has also been found to contain powerful antibacterial properties, leading to hopes it could tap into the lucrative medicinal honey...

Thai CPF continues expansion with €49.5m SuperDrob stake

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has signed a preliminary deal to acquire a 33% stake in Polish poultry processor SuperDrob SA less than a fortnight after its big money Bellisio...

China

Market update: Lysine prices increase on supply disruptions

Prices of lysine, a major protein used in feed compounds, rose 78% month on month at the start of December in China, due to a shortage in supplies and an...

CP Foods thaws US with $1bn Bellisio takeover

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has flexed its financial muscles with a $1.075bn takeover of frozen specialist Bellisio Foods and a 33% stake in Poland’s SuperDrob.

Aussie infant nutrition firm Bubs targets Asia growth after stock market flotation

Bubs, an Australian infant formula and nutrition firm, has launched on the Australian stock exchange after raising $5.15m in a share deal.

News in brief

Asian VC invests €33m in Indian botanicals specialist; acquisitions targeted

Indian-based but global-facing herbals player OmniActive Health Technologies has won a $35 million (€33m) investment from venture capitalist Everstone Group, as it pursues expansion and acquisition targets.

Thailand tipped for top five exporter status in 20 years

Thailand could be one of the world’s five biggest food exporters in the next 20 years—a significant jump for a country that is currently in 13th place in terms of...

APAC anti-ageing demand driving growth in global antioxidants market

Demand in Asia Pacific for for anti-aging supplements and products is driving global growth for antioxidants, presenting suppliers and manufactures with a lucrative opportunity to boost sales, new market research...

2016’s top APAC regulation and policy stories revealed: Japan, China, India, Australia and South East Asia in the spotlight

Food and nutrition firms in APAC have to contend with a diverse and at times contradictory regulatory landscape across the region, with rules and laws being amended or introduced all...

Wet weather puts Australian wine in good stead for late 2017 vintage

A wet winter and a cool spring has Australia well placed for another strong wine vintage—albeit a little later than in recent years.

China

DaChan plans two new plants to meet demand

Meat processor DaChan Food will open two new plants in the north of China to keep up with growing demand.

Danish organic meat exports to Asia rising

Denmark’s organic meat exports to Asia, fuelled especially by sales to mainland China and Hong Kong, rose steadily in 2015 compared with the year before.

China direct

Chinese dairy shoppers becoming less satisfied with their milk

Customer satisfaction is on a downward spiral among Chinese dairy consumers, according to the latest national research report on shoppers’ attitudes to liquid milk, which also highlighted how the public...

APAC’s biggest food and nutrition business stories of 2016, featuring Blackmores, Mead Johnson, DuPont and GNC

2016 saw a wave of big business deals in Asia Pacific, from takeovers and joint ventures, to new market entries and fresh collaborations.

Australia welcomes major Vietnamese beef investment

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has welcomed the first large-scale Vietnamese agricultural investment in the country – the purchase of an AU$18 million ($13.6m) cattle station by An Vien Pastoral...

Bank of China and Fonterra sign deal

Bank of China New Zealand has signed an agreement with New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra that establishes a RMB 1.5bn (NZ$300m, US$213m) multi-currency bank facility including a Chinese currency component....

Thailand’s CP Food targets growth as South Korea resumes trade

After a 12-year hiatus in Thai poultry exports to South Korea, triggered by a bird flu outbreak in 2004, exporters are targeting growth in one of Asia’s largest consumer markets.

Valio eyes China expansion outside of its infant nutrition base

Finnish dairy firm Valio is seeking to expand out of its infant nutrition base in China by exporting lactose-free milk powders. 

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