Vegan start-up Bite Society has just launched its first chocolate products into APAC, and has revealed plans for further portfolio and geographical expansions, as well as a focus on competitive pricing for its products.
PepsiCo’s closure of its snacks factory in Philippines and gradual disappearance from the Indonesian market have been attributed to business strategy and declining local sales industry-wide, but one analyst has argued it could indicate a set of problems...
The Philippines Senate House Committee on Ways and Means expressed ‘dismay’ over the payout of sugar taxes under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act to the ‘intended beneficiaries’ within the sugar industry, particularly sugar farmers.
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), the food arm of Thailand-based global conglomerate CP Group, has plans to increase its level of partnership with companies in North America, and will prioritise seafood and new technology in its drive towards this.
A ban on all junk food advertising before 9pm has been recommended in Malaysia, with an obesity prevention experts claiming it will complement the health effects of the country’s recently-implemented sugar tax.
Singapore is set to introduce mandatory colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition label and ban advertising for pre-packaged sugar sweetened beverages (SSB), a move that has caused the industry to voice doubts, while health policy experts have welcomed the...
Coca-Cola has launched its first energy drink into the South East Asian market starting with Cambodia and Vietnam to help consumers ‘keep up’, following successful entry into Europe and several other Asian markets.
WOAH! Protein is achieving success in the Singapore market with its novel protein ice cream containing L-leucine, which was originally created for the founder’s mother who was undergoing treatment for leukaemia.
Global snacks giant Mondelez International is looking at portion control and the localisation of flavours for its snacks as two of its major growth and innovation strategies for chocolate in ASEAN, particularly Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.
The Philippines Senate panel has recommended that a bill to increase taxes on alcohol and other ‘sin’ products under Phase 2 of the controversial TRAIN law be passed, amidst government lauding of the first phase’s success.
Thai specialist fruit and vegetable firm Chiangmai Bioveggie is looking to reinvent the way consumers view the sector via the development of new formats through the use of their self-innovated processing technologies.
Singapore could be an urban farming oasis and achieve government-set guidelines for produce self-sufficiency as researchers there pioneer the development of once-problematic organisms that can speed up the growth of plants, fruit and vegetables.