Our list features multi-million investment projects undertaken by Symrise, Cargill and Jebsen & Jessen seek to move closer to some of the world's fastest-growing markets.
Take a look at our top five stories to find our more details of their plans, as well as the rest of our most-read supplier stories for the year.
1) Symrise wants one-third of its business in APAC as it opens new Singapore labs
Flavour and fragrance firm Symrise opened a new innovation and technology centre in Singapore, and immediately sets its sights on boosting APAC business to account for one-third of its total by 2025.
2) Cargill unveils details of US$240m investment in India’s food processing industry
Cargill announced it was to invest US$240m in India over the next five years to improve the country’s food processing industry and create 1,300 new jobs.
3) Video: ‘We’re investing where the market grows…and that’s Asia’
Jebsen & Jessen recently opened in its first ingredients site in the region – a $17m joint venture malt processing factory in Thailand alongside supplier Muntons – as well as spending a further $1m on a series of innovation labs.
4) Olam flexes its ‘soft power’ through approach to certification
The world of produce certification has shifted considerably in recent years, with a raft of new sustainability marks entering the market and this has “raised the benchmark of what is happening on the ground," said Olam.
5) Cargill JV opens $100m oilseed plant in North China
Cargill opened an oilseeds processing plant in northern China that it built in partnership with New Hope and Hebei Bohai Investment Group.