The deputy director of Kirin's Business Creation Department is set to showcase how the firm is striving to meet the needs of the ageing population by maximising the immunity benefits of functional foods at the second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit.
The Middle East and North African (MENA) region (excluding sub-saharan Africa) has been predicted to lead the global health and wellness packaged food market growth over the next five years, according to an international study.
Alibaba's e-commerce arm Tmall has revealed seven trends in China's F&B consumer market, including small packs, diet replacements, low-sugar, international, Internet sensation, inter-industry cooperation, and cultural element revival.
CP Kelco is eyeing aggressive APAC expansion with its recent global brand strategy launch, with the Philippines, Malaysia and Pakistan topping the list of countries for market entry, on the back of growing demand for plant-based protein and dairy alternatives.
Incorporating chocolate in local food applications is key to achieving market success for the category in China, according to Barry Callebaut, which expects to see launches of new products featuring its flagship Ruby chocolate increase this year.
Despite the growing popularity of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives in the Asia Pacific, experts say that deep-set socioeconomic and cultural norms in Asia could present obstacles for true widespread growth in the region.
Experts have identified convenience, experience and personalisation as the key trends that food businesses need to pay attention to in order to retain customer loyalty amidst the rapid evolution of the Middle Eastern F&B market.
Cognitive health will be the subject of a keynote presentation at our second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, with BioCeuticals / Blackmores expert Belinda Reynolds shining the spotlight on the importance of investment, personalisation, and clinical trials.