Changing tastes make China new flavour centre
Burgeoning demand for flavours from Chinese food manufacturers has led to rapid growth in the last decade and encouraged more foreign firms to set up operations there, says Leatherhead.
Cadbury India taps into health trend with glucose bar
Tapping into the health and wellness trend, Cadbury is targeting the youth market in India with an energy glucose containing chocolate wafer bar.
Major JK Sucralose expansion predicts market surge
JK Sucralose has announced that it intends to expand capacity at its Jiangsu, China plant to 4,000 metric tonnes by 2020, confident that the market is set to skyrocket.
Chinese flower may be anti-browning ingredient
Extracts from the Asian plant Osmanthus fragrans may prevent browning of foods, and offer an alternative to formulators looking to tap the ‘natural’ wave.
PepsiCo forms partnership with Japanese snack company Calbee Foods
Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has acquired a 20 per cent share of Calbee Foods Company; Japan’s largest snack firm.
Swiss firm Nestle ranks second in terms of innovation targeted at Asia's emerging markets, claims a fresh 'business vitality' index from the Global Intelligence Alliance Group (GIA).
Consumer group slams breakfast cereal formulations
The levels of salt and sugar in breakfast cereal formulations targeted at children are slammed in Australia after consumer group finds key 'cereal' offenders are "heavy on marketing spin and light on good nutrition".
Australian government, industry to set salt targets
Salt reduction targets for food products sold in Australia are expected to be set in October 2009, subject to development and agreement between the government and the food industry.
Nestle targets health and wellness with new Beijing R&D centre
Nestle is investing CHF 11.5 million (€7.8 million) in a new research and development centre in Beijing to focus on health and wellness.
Dunkin' Donuts moves into mainland China
Only one year after moving into Taiwan, US bakery firm Dunkin'
Donuts plans to open 100 new shops in Shanghai and the surrounding
provinces over the next ten years, the company announced last week.
Unilever upgrades Asian distribution
Unilever continues to step up its operations within Asia with the
inauguration of its new distribution centre in Vietnam.
China to undergo emulsifier boon, says report
Chinese demand for food emulsifiers is expected to witness strong
growth over the next few years as food processors increase their
usage to meet growing demand in the country for low-fat foods,
according to new research.
Reports highlight Chinese MSG interest
Honk Kong based funds management firm, Value Partners, could be set
to invest in the growing Chinese monosodium glutamate (MSG) and
fermentation market, according to local news reports.
Indonesia consults on aspartame, sweetener use in food
The Indonesian government is currently reviewing its laws on
artificial sweeteners and will consider banning them from food if
expert evidence suggests they present health risks, according to a
New snack products tap on-the-go trend in China
Popcorn is one of the fastest growing products in China's emerging
snack food market, according to new data from Euromonitor.