Chocolate consumption in China still lags behind its neighbours in the confectionery category, but it is increasingly finding flavour through innovation in local cuisine – including steamed buns and even rice.
Ho Chi Minh-based edible insect firm CricketOne has its eye on becoming a major cricket powder supplier and alternative meat producer in Japan after recently closing a successful fundraising round, calling the East Asian country a ‘hot bed’ for such products.
Japan is looking to boost the exports and guarantee the food safety of one of its most iconic foods, the fermented soybean product natto, by working with the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) to develop regional standards to govern its production in...
English sparkling wine specialists Nyetimber sees great growth potential in Asia for its products due to high consumer acceptance in the region as well as natural compatibility of its wines with local cuisine.
Arista Cereal Technologies has set its sights on Japan as the next big market for foods made from its special low-GI, naturally prebiotic-containing wheat, particularly in popular local items such as ramen.
Japanese beverage giant Asahi is using an AI-powered design technology to design product packaging with a focus on ‘objectivity’ and ‘originality’, as opposed to going with the general industry flow of creating personalised designs.
South Korean food and functional health food company Pulmuone has launched a health nutraceutical brand specifically targeted at the online and mass market retail channel – a move away from its traditional door-to-door retail method.
Only 220 foreign brands have been certified as organic in China, versus almost 14,000 local products, with traceability concerns and consumer scepticism over certification systems seemingly blighting what should be a booming category.
China is looking to virtual ‘spot checks’ on incoming food imports and tightened cold chain management guidelines in an attempt to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 in the country as winter arrives and increasing cases of virus have been found on frozen...