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Retail expectations

Asia’s giants the backbone for global grocery growth

China and India’s grocery markets are set to grow in double digits to US$2.4tr by 2020, according to the latest forecast by food and grocery researchers IGD. 

Dateline Southeast Asia

Palm oil demand growth offers opening for niche certified producers

Global demand for certified sustainable palm oil will double in five years, growing from 5.3m tonnes in 2014 to 11m by 2020, predicts Rabobank.


Gulfood spinoff hums along

Far from the frenetic madness of its parent show in February, Gulfood Manufacturing nevertheless has its own, slightly geeky, energy – and it clearly means business.

Apac cheese market to leap to $15.5bn by 2021

The Asia-Pacific cheese market is worth US$8.3bn and is expected to almost double to US$15.5bn by 2021, according to a Research and Markets report. This corresponds to an annualised growth...

News in brief

Ecolab reformulates floor cleaner in India

Ecolab has reformulated a floor cleaner to prevent pathogen transfer from the floor to food-contact surfaces.

Interview with Carl Gibson, chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia

Australian complementary health: State of the industry 2015

Although a jolly affair, the Complementary Medicines Australia annual conference a year ago took place to a backdrop of concern over the so-called race to the bottom in consumer preventative...

Anchor has 'place to play' in mature and emerging markets: Fonterra

The Anchor dairy brand has a “place to play” in mature as well as emerging markets, says New Zealand dairy Fonterra. 

Fonterra wins innovation award for Milk Fingerprinting development

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been recognized for the development of its Milk Fingerprinting technology. 

Far East digest

Japan joins Oman in setting up food and agribusiness fund

Japanese institutions will join Oman’s biggest sovereign wealth fund in setting up a joint US$400m fund to invest in food and agribusiness.

Global Bottled Water Congress, Lisbon

‘Our consumers are too poor to buy cheap things.’ AJE’s strategy for success in emerging markets

Brands often fall into the trap of thinking that consumers in emerging markets only want cheap, generic products. But these consumers are just as savvy as those in developed markets...

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients - IT'S TODAY!

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22, otherwise known as today!

Aussie firm Freedom Foods reduces stake in a2 Milk Company

Freedom Foods has sold a chunk of its 17.8% stake in the a2 Milk Company, just months afters its joint bid with Dean Foods to acquire the business failed. 

RPC Superfos answers Middle East trend with camel milk ice cream tubs

RPC Superfos has partnered with Al Ain Dairy Company in the UAE to launch ice cream made from camel’s milk in RingLock tubs.


PepsiCo science chief: Food industry must innovate in grains to feed growing population

The baking and snacks industry must explore innovations in grains to meet the challenges of a growing population, according to PepsiCo's global R&D head.

South Asia radius

Nestlé prepares to return Maggi noodles to the shelves

As individual Indian states begin to lift their ban on Maggi noodles, Nestlé has been paving the way for a return to the shelves for the snack which has suffered...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra throw spotlight on Middle East

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...

Exclusive interview: Head of KitKat

KitKat white space opportunities in China, Vietnam and Pakistan, says Nestlé countlines chief

Nestlé has expansion opportunities in developing markets in Asia and Latin America for its leading confectionery brand KitKat, according to the company’s head of chocolate countlines.

KPMG highlights 'misconceptions' about offshore interest in NZ dairy land

KPMG has published a report that highlights "misconceptions" about Chinese investment in New Zealand dairy farm land. 

Local players gain ground on global brands in Asia’s cooling market

Kantar Worldpanel has released what it claims to be the first report to chart the shift in the competitive landscape of Asia’s FMCG market, where local brands are asserting their...

India is one of the fastest growing industrial markets

India is one of the fastest growing industrial markets, according to FS-Elliott as it opens a wholly owned subsidiary, FS Compressors India, with offices in Pune and Bangalore.

Construction of Yashili New Zealand infant formula plant complete: GEA

GEA has completed construction of Chinese infant formula manufacturer Yashili's first plant in New Zealand.  

Mondelēz to bring belVita to China

Mondelēz International will launch its belVita breakfast biscuits in China in hopes of grabbing a larger piece of the country’s biscuit market share.

Standard & Poor's reduces Fonterra credit rating over debt concerns

Standard & Poor's (S&P) has reduced Fonterra's credit rating - reflecting its concerns about the New Zealand dairy's debt levels.

AB InBev deal set to change region’s beer landscape

With the deal to create the world’s biggest brewer agreed in principle, the Chinese and Australasian beer landscapes are destined to change, say analysts.

Growing demand for dairy and confectionery drying technology in the Middle East

Secomak, which solves moisture related issues for customers including Coca-Cola, Nestlè, Danone and PepsiCo, is seeing a growing demand for its drying technology for the confectionery and dairy industry in...

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