Foreign food brands attract most loyalty in Vietnam
Foreign foods and drink brands have the strongest brand name
recognition and loyalty in Vietnam with the exception of one local
company, according to new research.
Philippines to boost cocoa output
The Philippines is seeking to boost production of dried cocoa beans
under a 10-year plan designed to reduce its dependence on imports
and target new export markets.
Frost damages Australian citrus harvest
Australia's citrus growers have lowered export forecasts in the
wake of one of the worst frosts to hit the country.
Philippines dairy sector wants higher tariffs
Milk producers in the Philippines are urging the government to
increase liquid milk tariffs to 18 per cent from the current 3 per
cent to help them grow the young dairy industry.
Grain output cut as drought bites
Australia's grain crop could fall by four million tonnes, as
further droughts impact the start of the season.
Asia-Pacific has most shopaholics
The world's biggest shopaholics are most likely to be found in
Asia-Pacific markets, suggests a new study, which shatters the
common belief that Americans are the keenest shoppers.
China's tomato output surges on high prices
China's fresh tomato and processed tomato production is set to
surge this year, driven by unusually high prices on the domestic
and world markets that have boosted planted areas.
Greenpeace raises alert over pesticides in Guangzhou fresh produce
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace attacked the Hong Kong food
safety authority last week for failing to improve testing for
pesticides in fruit and vegetables imported from mainland China.
Chinese R&D bearing fruit for DSM
Leading vitamin maker DSM is tapping into Chinese scientific
prowess to help it beat competition from players within this very
Severe drought threatens food security in Western China
Several provinces in western and northern China are facing food
shortages due to a prolonged drought that has left hundreds of
reservoirs dry and tens of thousands of wells either dry or nearly
empty, reported the UN's Food and...
Vietnam pepper exports surge on global shortage
Vietnam's pepper exports surged during the first quarter of the
year, accounting for more than 60 per cent of the global total,
according to the International Pepper Community (IPC).
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.
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.