Singaporean coconut water brand Cocoloco is moving on from its traditional business of supplying fresh coconut to the food and beverage manufacturing industry with its naturally pink coconut water now available in several major retail outlets.
Philippines pili nut specialist store Mount Mayon is banking on its expertise in handling the ‘most difficult’ nut to process, as well as pili’s multiple health properties to fuel its expansion into the global healthy gourmet market.
Beverage giant Coca-Cola and New Zealand dairy major Fonterra have partnered in what has been deemed a Strategic Alliance in South East Asia, with the first range of products from this having just been launched in Vietnam under the Nutriboost brand.
Local authorities may soon address possible 'gaps' in Singapore’s legislation regarding and healthy food products, with regulator Singapore Food Agency (SFA) commissioning a study to assess its rules regime.
Malaysia plans to develop a whole new category of tourism based solely on durians, banking on the rising appeal of the ‘king of fruits’ to foreigners, which has seen exports soar and a raft of NPD featuring durian ingredients.