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Innovative Apac: Packaged foods that stand out from the crowd

By Avanthi Ravindran, senior trend and innovation consultant, Mintel

From nuts made with clean formulations to snacks that shine a spotlight on ancient grains, the pursuit of healthier lifestyles among today's consumers has resulted in a rise in food and drink innovations that seek to fulfil the different aspects...

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The most innovative Chinese foods in 2016

By RJ Whitehead

From baby water to black cereals and even beauty-enhancing juices, innovations in China’s food and drink market were particularly dynamic in 2016.

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What cheese choice says about Aussies

By RJ Whitehead

New market research shows that three quarters of Australian shoppers buy cheese each month, with block cheeses alone accounting for more than half of the market. 

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Five ways to get foodservice right in Vietnam

By RJ Whitehead

As foodservice companies race to attract Vietnam’s increasingly affluent and youthful 93m population, there are signs that many would benefit from taking a more nuanced approach to the country’s exceedingly complex metro markets. Here we have highlighted...

Protein bars to gummies: New supplement product launches in June

Protein bars to gummies: New supplement product launches in June

By Adi Menayang

Three new gummies by Jarrow Formulas hint at the popularity of the candy-like delivery format, while pastry-like protein bars by sports nutrition brand Cellucor further confirm America's sweet tooth. Another trend seen in launches this month are...

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Tea for three: Asia’s leading tea companies

By RJ Whitehead

Three out of the world’s five biggest tea companies are based in Asia, according to new market research by Technavio that predicts steady growth in the global market until at least 2020. We profile each of the leaders over the coming pages.

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Budget 2016: How it affects India's food industry

By RJ Whitehead

Most interest by the food industry in this year’s Union Budget will centre on reforms of foreign direct investment in food retail and policies aimed at farmers. Already, industry figures have voiced support for its contents, which were revealed by Arun...

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Asia-Pacific fuels a challenging year for dairy

By RJ Whitehead

As the global dairy industry grapples with issues of oversupply and the changing face of product mixes, Asia-Pacific countries will hold massive sway over the direction the market takes over the coming 12 months, according to the US Dairy Export Council.