Youkuai’s new distribution deal, soy protein isolate and whey protein health claims, barriers to cultivated meat development, sampling reluctance among cautious Chinese consumers, research findings, and more feature in this edition of China Focus.
Long-established sauces brand Lee Kum Kee says it is keeping up with the times through flavour localisation, and staying attuned to global trends by introducing heathier options and convenience sauces.
Instant noodles and premium products led strong growth in China’s packaged food sector throughout 2022 - but significant inflationary price hikes mean that this continuous growth is unlikely for 2023, according to a new local report.
Singapore upcycled beer brand CRUST Group has seen a CAGR of over 70% since its first year of business, which has catalysed its overseas expansion plans and diversification into categories beyond beverages.
Senior leaders from the likes of Nestle, Dole, Amway and Suntory are preparing to take the stage in Singapore for our Growth Asia Summit 2023, where they will be sharing exclusive insights on day three on healthy ageing and personalised nutrition / future...
Dubai-based ice cream brand House of Pops has detailed how its product development is being influenced by consumer trends in the Middle East’s snacking space, including plant-based and clean eating, functional foods, and personalisation.
Thai instant noodle giant MAMA has seen its “healthier range” gain popularity in overseas markets such as Greece, but admits that more time is needed for such products to gain a foothold in its local market.
Cultivated meat company Cell AgriTech says it is benefitting from Malaysia’s advantage as a cost-competitive manufacturing hub as it outlines plans to roll out its first cultivated meat product by 2025.
The APAC snacking category is seeing a dominance of savoury and spicy flavours as well as consumer preferences for familiar products, while better-for-you options are also clearly gaining in popularity, according to major industry players.
Senior leaders from the likes of H&H, Haleon, Mondelez and Melrose Health are preparing to take the stage in Singapore for our Growth Asia Summit 2023, where they will be sharing exclusive insights on day two on active nutrition, protein innovation...
The alternative protein sector in the Asia Pacific region needs to move at a faster rate to make the transition from mimicking meat and seafood to encourage its acceptance as part of a lifestyle change.
Candy specialist Ricola is benefitting from the growing popularity of sugar-free candies in APAC after ‘quietly’ undergoing a significant reformulation process and despite not shouting about it from the rooftops.
A new Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) report has revealed that food and beverage products recalled from shelves in Australia last year due to allergen concerns have reached the lowest rate the country has seen in almost a decade.
Prosecco specialist firm Bottega is looking to give the champagne sector in Asia Pacific and beyond a run for its money, banking on both its premium bottles and newly-launched RTD ranges to provide both affordability and high quality.
China health foods authorities are including soy protein isolate and whey protein to the country’s Health Food Raw Material Directory – Nutrition Supplement, which means that products containing these two ingredients could make specific health claims.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) insists it is adopting a comprehensive approach to eradicate food safety issues in the country, including large-scale testings on key commodities like milk and dairy products.
Turkey-based organic snacks brand Sunny Fruit is focusing on extending its functional dried fruits range, following the debut of its prebiotic- and probiotic- fortified products, with cracking the China market its number one priority.
Vietnam has moved to implement regulations that will mandate the display of nutritional labelling according to national standards on all qualifying food and beverage products in the country, progressing from its previous voluntary labelling system.
The supplementation of vitamin B12 and folic acid in toddlers has reduced their plasma concentrations of fasting total homocysteine (tHcy) – an amino acid that is linked to cardiometabolic diseases when in elevated levels.
South East Asia’s food tech expertise is offering a ‘huge area of potential collaboration’ to creating value-added Maori products, with significant interest apparent on both sides to pursue agri-food innovation.
Singapore’s Shandi Global has developed a range of plant-based products that it says are equally, if not more, nutritious than regular chicken meat, which will soon be brought to market both locally and overseas.
Senior leaders from the likes of Nestle, Danone, H&H and Haleon are preparing to take the stage in Singapore for our Growth Asia Summit 2023, where they will be sharing exclusive insights on day one on Infant and Childhood Nutrition, Maternal and...
Delhi-based digital retailer Wellversed says evolving from a distributor model to now also creating its own products has been key to gaining a more holistic understanding of the Indian consumer, as it outlines plans to expand its brand portfolio.
Ice cream brand Heritage Kulfi is preparing to take its portfolio of South-Asian flavors to the Midwest and Northeast with the help of KeHe’s elevate program, as brand founder Mansoor Ahmed told FoodNavigator-USA.