VIDEO: Talking trends – Chr. Hansen on the probiotics and healthy dairy boom driving growth across Asia Pacific

This content item was originally published on, a William Reed online publication.

By Gary Scattergood

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Health Gut flora Nutrition

Probiotics, functional dairy and natural colours – combined with Asia’s rapidly changing lifestyle and health needs – are among the top factors driving industry growth in the region.

That’s according to Chr. Hansen’s executive vice president for APAC and Latin America, Sten Estrup.

In our exclusive video, he discusses the region’s changing health demands and the vast opportunities he believes it is offering the food and nutrition industry.

He also zones in on probiotics, a key sector for the Danish company globally and regionally, and looks at how consumer awareness of good bacteria is growing, as well as pinpointing categories that he believes offer future potential for probiotic growth.

“We are working with eight of the world’s 10 biggest pharma companies and right now, we are launching a probiotic LGG consumer product with one of the top pharma companies in the region," ​said Estrup, who added that LGG was nicely supplementing its “market-leading BB12 proposition”.

Watch the video to also discover how the dairy market is shifting, and growing, across Asia Pacific as consumers increasingly look for healthier choices.

Likewise, consumer demands and regulatory moves are also driving the market for natural colours, says Estrup.

He says last year the company experienced 24% organic growth in APAC, and the region is the firm’s fastest growing market.

Check out the video to find out more about the trends that are enabling this growth, and how Estrup believes they can shape the industry in the year ahead.

Probiota Asia 2017 

Probiota Asia 2017 Master logo

The Probiota series is growing, and in October 2017, Singapore will host the first ever Probiota Asia event. Building on the success of the annual global Probiota and Probiota Americas events, Probiota Asia will focus exclusively on this high growth market and the challenges it faces.

Save the date: 11-13 October 2017

Related news

Related products

show more

Elevate your snacks with novel cheese flavours

Elevate your snacks with novel cheese flavours

Content provided by Givaudan | 23-Feb-2024 | Product Brochure

Aside from conducting desk research to understand snacking preferences and taste profiles among consumers in the Asia Pacific, Givaudan also embarked on...

Empowering Women Through the Life Cycle

Empowering Women Through the Life Cycle

Content provided by Glanbia Nutritionals | 07-Nov-2023 | Product Brochure

As discussions around female empowerment widen, and advances in women’s health access and provision accelerate, the implications for business, healthcare,...

Analyzing the unknown threat from Microplastics

Analyzing the unknown threat from Microplastics

Content provided by Agilent Technologies | 06-Nov-2023 | Infographic

Microplastics are any plastic-derived synthetic solid particle or polymeric matrix, ranging in size from 1 µm to 5 mm and insoluble in water.

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more


Food & Beverage Trailblazers

F&B Trailblazers Podcast