Australians too busy for lunch
Almost two thirds of Australians eat takeaway food for lunch every
week and one in three skip the meal altogether, finds a new survey.
Fraser & Neave targets Middle East to offset weak domestic demand
Malaysia's largest soft drinks maker Fraser & Neave Holdings
says it will treble its exports sales in the next two years by
entering the Middle East's condensed milk market.
Indonesia's foodmakers switch to sweeteners
Use of sweeteners in Indonesia has surged in the last year, as food
and beverage makers seek cheaper alternatives to sugar.
Stronger rupiah boosts Indofood profits
The world's leading instant noodle maker Indofood said last week
that its first-quarter net profit rose 48 per cent from the prior
year's same period thanks to an increase in sales and
Korean group calls for new research into acrylamide
French fries and potato chips available in South Korea are higher
in the carcinogenic chemical acrylamide than previously thought,
said an environmental group on Tuesday.
Asia Pacific Breweries moves into India
Asia Pacific Breweries is making headway in its aim to become the
region's leading brewer, with its first acquisition in the world's
second most populous nation, India.
Chinese dairies need to up R&D spend
Chinese dairies need to invest more in R&D to capitalise on
future growth in added value products like milk drinks, cheese and
yoghurts, advises a new report from consultants McKinsey.
Universal Robina reveals international expansion plans
Philippines-based Universal Robina will spend P5.6 billion (€87m)
this year to expand its branded foods range and increase its
presence in other Asian markets, URC president Lance Gokongwei told
reporters last week.
Mengniu to boost brand awareness with Disneyland deal
China's Mengniu dairy says it has been named the sole dairy
supplier to Hong Kong Disneyland, as well as the American
entertainment park's hotels.
China boosts global pear production
The world's pear crop will reach a record high during 2005-06,
thanks largely to China's increased output.
Fruit prices surge in Chinese market
Fruit prices in China are not likely to fall next month, after
rising by about 20-30 per cent in most regions.
Profits fall at leading noodle maker
The world's biggest instant noodle maker, Indofood, said yesterday
that its 2005 net profit fell 68 per cent on the prior year to
IDR124 billion (€11.4m).
Pepsico opens R&D centre in China
US soft drinks giant Pepsi opened its first research and
development centre outside the US in Shanghai yesterday, signaling
its commitment to the fast-growing Chinese market.
Uni-President seeking partners to grow in China
Uni-President, Taiwan's biggest food group, is looking for private
equity to allow it to expand further in the Chinese beverage
sector, according to a report.
China to monitor bird flu with RFID
An RFID tracking system designed to slow the spread of avian flu
will be tested this month by China's poultry industry, currently
facing flagging demand and low prices following several outbreaks
of the disease in different provinces.