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.
New Zealand peanut butter firm Fix & Fogg has hedged its bets on high quality, healthier nuts and creative, New Zealand-themed product variations in an attempt to expand further in the Asia Pacific region.
Malaysia has signed an agreement with China to resume the much-debated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, which will include increased palm oil exports to the latter, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Nestle Philippines has pledged will continue to place priority on its local manufacturing capabilities after opening a new ready-to drink plant in the country, with the firm revealing an annual CAPEX investment of some PHP2.7bn (US$52mn) on expansions...
Asahi-Nutifood — the joint-venture firm consisting of Asahi Group Foods and Vietnam Nutrition Food JSC (Nutifood) — has announced the launch of its new range of infant and maternal formula products for the Vietnamese market.
CP Kelco is eyeing aggressive APAC expansion with its recent global brand strategy launch, with the Philippines, Malaysia and Pakistan topping the list of countries for market entry, on the back of growing demand for plant-based protein and dairy alternatives.
Heineken’s new zero-alcohol beer Heineken 0.0 is the brand’s pioneering foray into the Low and No Alcohol (LNA) category in Singapore, with the firm targeting availability in locations such as salad bars, gyms and offices as it seeks to rival soft drinks...
Indonesian beverage and snacks company Mayora has scored a hit in Russia with its Torabika-branded cappuccino, achieving such success that a coffee factory may soon be established in the European country.
Suntory PepsiCo Beverage Thailand (SPBT) has released a new, low-sugar version of its Lipton Ice Tea exclusively for the Thai market, tapping into demands for healthier products and reflecting the new regulatory landscape in the wake of the nation’s sugar...
Thailand is putting together a working group to examine the governance of alcohol-free ‘beers’ being manufactured and produced by traditional beer breweries, in order to avoid these falling through a possible legislative loophole.