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Aussie inventor turns potato into milk-cheese-and-custard wonder-food

Aussie inventor turns potato into milk-cheese-and-custard wonder-food

“This potato format could well be the biggest thing to happen to the potato industry since the frozen French fry,” I’m being told, and it’s hard to disagree, no matter how bold the statement.

Published: 27-Jun-2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Dr David Kennedy

director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre - Northumbria University

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

Published: 27-May-2016

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Teresa Kuwahara

Global marketing manager - Potatoes USA

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based ingredients.

Published: 24-May-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

The rise of adaptogenic herbs: ‘These herbs help mitigate stress & we live in a stressful environment’

The rise of adaptogenic herbs: ‘These herbs help mitigate stress & we live in a stressful environment’

Interest in adaptogenic herbs is increasing, but how does industry communicate the benefits to consumers, and which herbs work this way?

Published: 11-May-2016

Turmeric, matcha & mushroom among specialty teas that are engaging Millennials and driving sales

Turmeric, matcha & mushroom among specialty teas driving sales

Sales of tea in the US continue to climb steadily, thanks in part to a big push from interest in specialty tea – especially by millennials, according to the Tea Association of America. 

Published: 11-May-2016

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Jane Barnett

Senior Analyst - Mintel Market Research

Jane Barnett, Mintel's head of insight, looks at some of the most pressing current consumer trends in Asia-Pacific while bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the nutritional villains of the last year.

Published: 24-Mar-2016

Ayurvedic expert advocates strongly for using plants in whole form

Ayurvedic expert advocates strongly for using plants in whole form

Ayurvedic principles and ingredients are increasingly accepted in North America among product formulators. But a tension exists: Are these best used in concentrated forms and in isolation or in their traditional matrices?

Published: 21-Mar-2016

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

What is emotional marketing and how can social media help you get it right?

Social media has transformed the way food manufacturers can engage in emotional marketing and foster brand love among consumers – but tread carefully because it also magnifies errors if you get it wrong, warns one digital marketer.

Published: 17-Mar-2016

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Matt West

General Manager - Australian Prawn Farms

A high-protein feed made from salmon and tuna trimmings has shown promise in a three-year trial at a Queensland-based prawn farm, its manager says.

Published: 15-Feb-2016

Fishmeal free? Protein alternatives key to Australia’s prawn future

Fishmeal free? Protein alternatives key to Australia’s prawn future

Australia’s prawn sector must prioritize sustainable fishmeal replacement and R&D in protein alternatives will be the key, say industry heads.

Published: 07-Jan-2016

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Paris recently. Black water anyone?

Published: 14-Dec-2015

Wholesale hemp prices declining despite fractured US supply chains, investment advisor says

Wholesale hemp prices declining despite fractured US supply chains, investment advisor says

Investment opportunities in the CBD space continue to abound despite the regulatory uncertainties, the director of a Boulder-based fund says.

Published: 20-Oct-2015

Dedicated followers of fashion

Dedicated followers of fashion

Wanpen

Head of food and nutrition - DPO Thailand

Pan-Asia food distributors must keep their finger on the pulse of industry trends. DPO's country head takes a look at the segments that will be big business over the coming year.

Published: 28-Sep-2015

Recruitment's war of attrition

Recruitment's war of attrition

Laurent Landie

Recruitment consultant - Lim & Partner Recruitment

With three out of 10 food industry jobs becoming vacant each year in Thailand, companies face a significant challenge in finding staff, and then retaining them in an employees' market.

Published: 28-Sep-2015

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Haeri Roh-Schmidt

Head of science and nutrition - DSM Asia-Pacific

Ingredients major DSM has ramped up its regional development work with the opening of an innovation centre in Singapore this year. Central to its operation is an understanding that Asian physiology is different, says Haeri Roh-Schmidt, the company's regional head. 

Published: 28-Sep-2015

India's newfound taste for flavours

India's newfound taste for flavours

Anurag Yadava

Business head - Keva Flavours

India's flavour market has changed substantially in a very quick time. Changing demographics really have been making a difference in this segment as tastes become more international and discerning.

Published: 28-Sep-2015

America's dairyland to Thailand: Sizeable growth in ingredients

America's dairyland to Thailand: Sizeable growth in ingredients

Greg Rodriguez

Sales manager - Grassland Dairy Products

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 for US dairy," says sales manager Greg Rodriguez. 

Published: 28-Sep-2015

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

Cesar Gonzalez Acosta

Senior sales director - DairiConcepts

Although not a newcomer to Southeast Asia, American cheese and diary ingredient manufacturer DairiConcepts is determined to break new ground. Its strategy is to bring innovation to Thailand while beating off competitors with less experience in the region.

Published: 28-Sep-2015

American dairy's newest frontier

American dairy's newest frontier

Dali Ghazalay

Regional director - US Dairy Export Council

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, talks about the reasons for this rise and the challenges exporters still face.

Published: 28-Sep-2015

Dairy debunked: Ingredients could benefit SE Asian physiology

Dairy debunked: Ingredients could benefit SE Asian physiology

Sharon Gerdes

For generations, Southeast Asia has been a black hole for dairy, mainly because lactose has been seen as incompatible with regional physiology. But that is changing, says Sharon Gerdes, a food scientist and author. Ingredients like whey permeates could benefit conditions that affect millions in this part of the world. 

Published: 28-Sep-2015

Health benefits, convenient format drive sales of Matcha green tea

Health benefits, convenient format drive sales of Matcha green tea

Matcha tea, known for its vibrant green hue, is hitting its stride in the U.S. where household penetration is currently low but sales are climbing double-digit year-over-year – representing significant consumer interest and growth potential, according to recent research.

Published: 04-Aug-2015

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing two new players to the plant-based protein market

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing LENTEIN Plus and mankai

Two firms that generated a lot of buzz at the IFT show this year were Parabel and Hinoman, which are both selling brand new nutrient-packed ingredients from tiny aquatic plants. But do they have what it takes to give more established players in the plant-based protein category a run for their money?

Published: 03-Aug-2015

Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

Richard Henfrey

Chief Operating Officer - Blackmores

Blackmores, the leading supplement brand in Australia, has taken the unusual step of sending a company representative on a two week-long trip to verify the sustainability practices of Aker BioMarine, the world’s largest harvester of krill used to supply krill oil for omega-3 supplements. A major shift in the worldwide omega-3s supply picture provided the impetus for this major undertaking, said Richard Henfrey,  Blackmores chief operating officer.

Published: 02-Jun-2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

Published: 26-May-2015

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