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Indian Tea industry set to boom, says study

Indian Tea industry set to boom, says study

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian tea industry – the world’s biggest – Is set to almost double in just three years – leaping from US$3.7bn to US$6.3bn by 2015 as health benefit awareness rises, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Alcohol-free sector holds opportunities in Japan

Growth opportunity in Japan’s alcohol-free beverage sector

By Kacey Culliney

Japan’s alcoholic beverage market is shrinking and sluggish according to a Datamonitor report, but analysts have noted opportunity in the growing alcohol-free sector due to consumer focus on drink driving laws.

Companies need to adopt a 'China first' strategy to succeed

The new Chinese economy: Emerging, emerged, disruptive...

By Kacey Culliney

China is not an emerging market; it is well and truly emerged and continues to change at a rapid pace that will go on disturbing the global food and beverage market for years to come, according to expert.

Thai government agency to help rice production following destructive floods

Thailand to help farmers ramp up rice production

By Jennifer Phang

The recent deluge of rain in Thailand will not hamper overall rice production in 2011 as farmers will be aided by the National Science and Technlology Development Agency (NSTDA) to increase rice production with better quality seeds.

Indian government to boost production of protein-rich foods

India to push production of milk, eggs, meat and fish

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian government is considering boosting production of protein-rich food such as meat, fish, eggs and milk in a bid to curb inflation – with the prime minister involved in discussions.

Global scheme to set out sustainable rice standards

Global sustainable rice scheme launched

By Kacey Culliney

An international system has been launched that will establish environmental standards for sustainable rice production in a bid to increase rice yields.

Bid to improve Shanxi vinegar industry with training scheme

Training scheme to boost Shanxi vinegar industry

By Jennifer Phang

The vinegar processing industry in Shanxi province has implemented a new training scheme to nurture more qualified vinegar practitioners in a bid to improve the industry.

China's functional beverage market growing

Chinese functional beverage market growing by 29%

By Jennifer Phang

Impressive growth in the Chinese functional beverage market looks set to continue as some national experts predict China to become the largest functional beverage market in 2012.

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