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Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Food Vision Asia 2016 preview

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

By RJ Whitehead

Jane Barnett, Mintel's head of insight, looks at some of the most pressing current consumer trends in Asia-Pacific while bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the nutritional villains of the last year.

Ayurvedic expert advocates strongly for using plants in whole form

Special edition: Ayurveda

Ayurvedic expert advocates strongly for using plants in whole form

By Hank Schultz

Ayurvedic principles and ingredients are increasingly accepted in North America among product formulators. But a tension exists: Are these best used in concentrated forms and in isolation or in their traditional matrices?

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Part two in our series looking at the Australian prawn sector

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

By Kacey CULLINEY

A high-protein feed made from salmon and tuna trimmings has shown promise in a three-year trial at a Queensland-based prawn farm, its manager says.

Dispatches from FIE 2015

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

By Niamh Michail

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered...

Dedicated followers of fashion

Dedicated followers of fashion

By RJ Whitehead

Pan-Asia food distributors must keep their finger on the pulse of industry trends. DPO's country head takes a look at the segments that will be big business over the coming year.

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

Innovation nation: DSM's success centre in Singapore

By RJ Whitehead

Ingredients major DSM has ramped up its regional development work with the opening of an innovation centre in Singapore this year. Central to its operation is an understanding that Asian physiology is different, says Haeri Roh-Schmidt, the company's...

America's dairyland to Thailand: Sizeable growth in ingredients

SE Asia dairy focus

America's dairyland to Thailand: Sizeable growth in ingredients

By RJ Whitehead

Grassland, a Wisconsin butter products company, is seeing fast expansion in a Southeast Asian market that is now demanding a wide range of ingredients. "It is a very positive market for US dairy," says sales manager Greg Rodriguez. 

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

SE Asia dairy focus

Thai tastes meet the heat through dairy flavours

By RJ Whitehead

Although not a newcomer to Southeast Asia, American cheese and diary ingredient manufacturer DairiConcepts is determined to break new ground. Its strategy is to bring innovation to Thailand while beating off competitors with less experience in the region.

American dairy's newest frontier

SE Asia dairy focus

American dairy's newest frontier

By RJ Whitehead

Southeast Asia is now America's second biggest market after Mexico, and is the centre of a growth trend that is set to continue. Dali Ghazalay, the US industry's regional representative, talks about the reasons for this rise and the challenges...

India's newfound taste for flavours

India's newfound taste for flavours

By RJ Whitehead

India's flavour market has changed substantially in a very quick time. Changing demographics really have been making a difference in this segment as tastes become more international and discerning.

Recruitment's war of attrition

Recruitment's war of attrition

By RJ Whitehead

With three out of 10 food industry jobs becoming vacant each year in Thailand, companies face a significant challenge in finding staff, and then retaining them in an employees' market.

Health benefits, convenient format drive sales of Matcha green tea

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Health benefits, convenient format drive sales of Matcha green tea

By Elizabeth Crawford

Matcha tea, known for its vibrant green hue, is hitting its stride in the U.S. where household penetration is currently low but sales are climbing double-digit year-over-year – representing significant consumer interest and growth potential, according...

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