Cocoa and chocolate in the Asia Pacific is in a state of ‘regional imbalance’, according to chocolate giant Mars, which has also revealed how it plans to use sustainability as a means to tackle challenges in Asia.
GNT Group is hoping to tap into consumer demands for clean label and natural colours for beverages in the Gulf region, where it believes the introduction of several sugar taxes have heightened demand for healthier options.
Consumer interest in sugar and calorie reduction is growing in the Middle East, but manufacturers are faced with the double challenge of maintaining sweetness and compensating for the loss of mouthfeel.
A new application targeted at providing a platform to convey alcoholic drink information and analytics for users will be powered by Augmented Reality (AR), bringing the content to life via a unique animated presentation format.
Health ingredients firm Diana Foods has its eye on further expansion into the Chinese market, banking on a rapid shift towards consumer health awareness backed by governmental policies focusing on improving food safety and quality.