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Brazil candy firm Riclan calls for more African presence at Dubai tradeshow

Riclan Brazil calls for more African presence at Gulfood

Riclan candy company wanted to see more African firms and visitors at Yummex Middle East, part of Gulfood Manufacturing this year (November 7-9).

Published: 28-Nov-2016

Toffano coffee candy takes top spot in Yemen

Toffano coffee candy takes top spot in Yemen

Toffano has seen success with its coffee candy Café Gold and Brinq Bol Tutti-Frutti Flavoured Bubble Gum Candy in Yemen.

Published: 21-Nov-2016

Katjes to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ in the Middle East

Katjes to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ in the Middle East

Katjes plans to launch ‘Cola the Cat’ jellies in 2017 after a successful year entering the Middle East market.

Published: 14-Nov-2016

Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Dubai confectionery and dairy procurement firm expands in Algeria

Ar-kom project management and consultancy firm, is building a confectionery plant in Algeria to become operational in 2017.

Published: 09-Nov-2016

Cake Concepts takes Japanese idea to develop Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts develops Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts has taken an idea from Japan and adapted it to American and US tastes to create a niche market in the bakery industry.

Published: 08-Nov-2016

GEA installs ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant

GEA installs second world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra

GEA has partnered with Fonterra to install the ‘second of its kind’ world’s largest spray dryer at Fonterra milk powder plant in Lichfield, New Zealand.

Published: 04-Nov-2016

Will the edible insects market move beyond whole cricket powder?

Edible insects beyond whole cricket powder at IFT

Milled whole cricket powder is probably the best known bug-derived food ingredient aside from red food color carmine. But what other delights might edible insects yield for food formulators? Elaine Watson caught up with bug enthusiast Dr George Cavender to find out.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Tal Korem

Professor - Weizmann Institute of Science

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. 

Published: 15-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Nard Clabbers

senior business developer, personalised nutrition and health - TNO

The progress of personalised nutrition is being hampered by the food industry’s ‘lack of trust and transparency,’ in product composition and effects on health.

Published: 13-Jul-2016

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

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