Convenience foods and snacks

There's no soy drought for Asia Pacific...

Soy foods surging at a 6.4% CAGR in Asia Pacific

By Kacey Culliney

Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.

Australians prefer local foods: Report

Australians prefer local foods: Report

By Ankush Chibber

A preference for local food among Australian consumers could offer Australian food processors a way to rejuvenation after a turbulent period where they have been pounded by cheap food imports.

Decision soon to be made on Indian sugar deregulation

India sweetens up on sugar deregulation in 2012

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian government is firm on sugar decontrol and would step back from this sector by the end of this year, a top official on the committee in charge of deregulation said.

Bans melt in Taiwanese plasticiser scandal

Bans melt in Taiwanese plasticiser scandal

By Ankush Chibber

Taiwanese food exports are finally free of all border controls in major target markets, with Malaysia being the latest to allow the former’s food products without plasticiser-free certification.

PepsiCo taps into the Indian healthy foods market with Lay's and other products

Healthy is big for PepsiCo in India

By Ankush Chibber

PepsiCo’s push into the healthy foods market in India is truly on its way with the company launching ‘healthier’ variants of some of its most popular food products.

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Unilever takes on Australian watchdog over ad ban

By Ankush Chibber

Unilever has called out the Advertising Standards Board of Australia over its recent order to remove a TV advertisement for the company’s popular milk-based frozen dairy snack.

The Chinese green dates market grew 25% between 2009 and 2010

Chinese green snacks to triple to US$570 million by 2014

By Jennifer Phang

The Chinese green snacks market will triple in value from 1.2 billion yuan (US$190 million) in 2010 to 3.6bn Chinese yuan (US$570 million) by 2014, according to research from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing.

Case to ban junk foods near schools is winning supporters

Case to ban junk foods near schools receives boost

By Ankush Chibber

In a move that could make the going tougher for food processors in their fight against a possible ban on the sale of junk foods in and near schools, a prominent Indian school has asked to be made party to a legal case on the issue.

Hao Ji Group invests in instant non-fried noodles

Chinese food group invests in non-fried noodle production

By Jennifer Phang

Sichuan-based Hao Ji Group is investing 60bn Chinese yuan (US$9.45m) to boost noodle production at two main sites to a capacity of more than 700,000 tonnes of noodles with up to 12 varieties of Chinese grains.

ADF expands in response to increasing consumer demand for RTE foods

ADF to expand due to Indian demand for RTE foods

By Ankush Chibber

India-based ADF Foods is investing heavily in extending production capacity as it looks to expand aggressively in the domestic as well as international markets on the back of growing demand for ready-to-eat foods.

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Instant Noodles gets an ethnic twist

Instant Noodles gets an ethnic twist

Instant noodles are becoming a staple diet in many of the Asian countries because of its taste, affordability and convenience. 2 out of 5 users tend to...