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New product trend tracker: Aussie brands, veg snacks and superfruits

By Katy Askew

In FoodNavigator's weekly rundown of some of the most interesting products hitting European shelves, iconic Australian brand Tim Tam is rolled out in Germany, certified French meatballs and superfruit snacks are launched in France, while the UK sees...

Emerging food trends from the far east were on show at Hyper Japan

Emerging food trends from Japan – photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

Yuzu citrus fruit and green tea infused noodles were two of the latest flavour trends coming out of Japan, on show at Harro Foods’ Japan Food Show at the weekend, featured in this photo gallery.

GALLERY: April's most read food and beverage stories

GALLERY: April's most read food and beverage stories

By Lester Wan, Cheryl Tay, Tingmin Koe and Gary Scattergood

Here are our 10 most-read food and beverage stories in April featuring labelling in India, Pepsi's new drink for the Japan market, sugar reduction, how to seize product opportunities in China, and the latest in regional food policies and food safety.

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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.

The Lok Sabha, India's parliament, where the Budget session took place

India's Union Budget

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.

Five changes in market access to China

Regulations in China

Five changes in market access to China

By RJ Whitehead

This year has been a big one for China’s food safety policymakers, who last month introduced changes to legislation that would serve as a regulatory framework for the coming years.

Food and drink in 2016 – in pictures

Top food and drink trends for 2016 – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Mintel has unveiled 12 top trends it predicts will shape the food and drink industry over the next year. To find out what they are and how each of them will influence consumers and deliver key opportunities, enjoy our photogallery.

Zooming into protein trends region by region

Zooming into protein trends region by region

By Niamh Michail

Protein has been topping the ‘hottest ingredient’ lists for a while now - but how does demand break down region by region? FoodNavigator looks at some patterns in protein consumption across the world. 

The top three trends shaping Asian convenience retail

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The top three trends shaping Asian convenience retail

By Nick Miles, IGD Retail Analysis

Leading convenience retailers in Asia generated more than US$130bn in sales in 2014, through a combination of higher sales from existing stores, as well as significant new-store expansion, according to research carried out by UK-based IGD Retail Analysis.This...

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

Special edition: Immune support

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

By Stephen Daniells

Immune supplement sales were valued at an impressive $2.3 billion in 2013 (Nutrition Business Journal), and in this gallery we look at the key market trends and ingredients for this growing sector. 

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

Far East tastes

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese conglomerate Nagase has revealed its predictions of country’s top food trends for 2015.  Its choices are based on the anticipated changes to Japanese claims regulations, as well as consumer interest in new food experiences and ethnic flavours.

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Sugar, gluten-free foods, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and the 'utter nonsense' behind popular diet claims were among the most popular subjects of the year on FoodNavigator. 

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

By RJ Whitehead

Infant food manufacturers will be celebrating in China as the impact of this year's loosening of the one-child ban is felt; meanwhile, traffic-calming measures in Manila continue to prevent goods from going to export, according to Euromonitor analysts'...

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

By RJ Whitehead

China is failing to produce enough consumer brands for a globally competitive brand name to emerge, says Wall Street brokerage Bernstein’s research arm in a joint report with the Interbrand consultancy.

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

India

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

By RJ Whitehead

After months of angry negotiating had brought India and the United States to a tense impasse, the two countries finally reached an understanding last week to seek a “permanent solution” to stockholding produce for food security purposes at the World Trade...

Gutter oil: A mixture of dirty used oils that can be extremely harmful if consumed

Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

By RJ Whitehead

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is the latest scandal to rock Taiwan. We take a look at a tense two months for food authorities and consumers as some of the island's worst abuses...

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

By Shane STARLING

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

China

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

By RJ Whitehead

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this...

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